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Gabriela Popa


European University Institute Florence (Italy)

History and Civilisation Department

Junior Researcher

Case Study: Moldova







Research Proposal



Gabriela is enrolled as a PhD student at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She has an M.A. in History from the Central European University in Budapest and a B.A. from the Free International University of Moldova, Department of History and International Relations. For our research project Gabriela will buld on her previous work on how the Second World War history has been used in state legitimization and search for national unifying narratives in Soviet and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. She will continue to critically assess the search for “knowledge and truth” in changed historical contexts, the importance of public struggle over the meanings and interpretations of the Soviet past, and mechanisms of “coming to terms with the past” through national histories.