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Dr Raluca Soreanu

Reader
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Raluca Soreanu

Profile

Biography

I joined Essex in 2019 as Reader in Psychoanalytic Studies and Director of Research of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. Previously, I was Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities and Marie Curie Fellow in Sociology at the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck. I was also part of the team of the collective Wellcome Trust project, 'Waiting Times'. I am a psychoanalyst in private practice, effective member of the Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro (CPRJ), Brazil. I am also a member of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK (CP-UK) and an Academic Associate of The Freud Museum. My work is situated at the intersection between psychoanalytic theory and social theory. In psychoanalytic theory, I am especially interested in the themes of psychic fragmentation and psychic splitting. I am also interested in the thinking of Sándor Ferenczi, Michael Balint, and in the works of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis. In social theory, I work on theories of recognition, and theories of collective trauma and collective creativity. My monograph, 'Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Recognition and Denial in the Brazilian Uprising' (Palgrave, Studies in the Psychosocial Series, 2018) proposes a trauma theory and a theory of recognition that start from a psychoanalytic understanding of fragmented psyches and trace the social life of psychic fragments. I held two individual major grants. As Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities, with a four-year individual research grant, I worked on the project 'Balint Groups and the Patient-Doctor Relationship: The Social History of a Psychoanalytic Contribution to the Medical Sciences'. As Marie Curie Fellow in Sociology, with a three-year individual research grant supported by the European Commission, titled 'Synchronic Entanglements and New Social Imaginaries', I studied collective creativity and collective trauma from a psychosocial perspective. In 2019 and 2020, I am working on the follwing book projects: Soreanu, R. (2019). The Psychic Life of Fragments. On Splitting and the Experience of Time in Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge (Relational Psychoanalysis Series). [under contract] Soreanu, R. (2020). Ferenczi Dialogues: On Trauma and Catastrophe. Leuven University Press (Figures of the Unconscious Series). [co-authored with Jakob Staberg and Jenny Willner] Soreanu, R. (2020). Thinking in Dyads: On Michael Balint and Countertransference. [in progress] I am also working on co-editing two volumes, which aim to contribute to a 'Balint revival' in psychoanalysis: Soreanu, R. (2020). Bálint Mihály for Our Times: The Budapest Years. London: Routledge (History of Psychoanalysis Series). [co-edited with Judit Szekacs and Ivan Ward] [under contract] Soreanu, R. (2020). Michael Balint for Our Times: The London Years. London: Routledge (History of Psychoanalysis Series). [co-edited with Judit Szekacs and Ivan Ward] [under contract] * Other Activities Conferences organised: • ‘The Balints and their World: Object Relations and Beyond’. International two-day conference, The Freud Museum, London, December 7-9, 2018, (co-organised with psychoanalyst Judit Szekacs). • ‘Trauma and the Contemporary World: Working-through Collective Wounds’. International symposium. Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, London, UK, October 2018. • ‘Necropolitics, Biopower and the Crisis of Globalisation’. One-day conference with international guests. Department of Psychosocial Studies and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, London, UK, January 29, 2018 (co-organised with Giuseppe Cocco). • ‘Creativities of Protest: Imaginaries, Commons and Reparations’. International symposium. Department of Psychosocial Studies and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck, London, UK, November 19, 2015 (co-organised with Stephen Frosh). Psychoanalysis short/intensive courses taught: • ‘Ferenczi for Our Times’, a course in two parts. Part1: ‘Trauma and the Confusion of Tongues’; and Part 2: ‘The Psychic Life of Fragments. On Psychic Splitting’. June/July 2019, The Freud Museum, London, UK. • ‘Psychic Fragmentation: Balint-Ferenczi Dialogues’. August 2019, Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro (CPRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. • ‘Working-through Collective Wounds: The Manifestations of 2013 in Brazil. Part 1: The Psychic Life of Fragments. Part 2: The Social Life of Fragments: On Trauma and Recognition.’ August 2018, Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. • ‘Superego: Revisions for the Contemporary Clinic (Freud, Ferenczi, Klein, Laplanche)’. August 2018, Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro (CPRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I welcome supervising PhD candidates in my areas of interest.

Qualifications

  • PhD University College London,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Director of Research, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/9/2019 - present)

  • Research Ethics Lead, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/9/2019 - present)

  • Research Impact Director, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/9/2019 - present)

  • Reader in Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (8/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London (1/2/2016 - 1/9/2019)

  • 'Waiting Times' Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London (1/9/2017 - 1/9/2019)

  • Marie Curie Fellow in Sociology, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London (1/1/2013 - 1/12/2015)

  • Fulbright Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University (1/9/2009 - 1/8/2010)

  • Programme Director MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London (12/2018 - 5/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

• Psychoanalytic theory and metapsychology

• The history and epistemology of psychoanalysis

• The Budapest School on Psychoanalysis; the work of Sándor Ferenczi and Michael Balint

• Trauma theories and the study of collective trauma

• Fragmentation and psychic splitting

• Theories of recognition

• Psychosocial studies of collective creativity

• Time studies

• Contemporary social theories; post-humanist theories; feminist theories

• Sociology of emotions; sociology of creativity; sociology of knowledge

• Epistemologies and methodologies of the social sciences and of psychosocial studies

Conferences and presentations

Michael Balint: Early Interventions, Early Groups [Plenary Talk]

21st International Balint Congress 'Seeing Medicine through Other Eyes', Porto, Portugal, 2/9/2019

The Creativity of Balint Groups and the Legacy of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis [A criatividade dos grupos Balint e o legado da Escola de Psicanálise de Budapest] [Inaugural Lecture]

Keynote presentation, Pós-graduação em Psicanálise, Saúde e Sociedade, Universidade Veiga de Almeida, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16/8/2019

Truth, Utopia and the Figure of the Child. A Ferenczian View [Plenary Talk]

The 11th Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy: ‘The Truths of Psychoanalysis’, Stockholm, Sweden, 4/5/2019

On Michael Balint, Cases and Taboos [Keynote Talk]

Keynote presentation, South London Organisation of Vocational Training Scheme: ‘Taboos: Addressing Difficult Topics with Medical Trainees’, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom, 18/9/2018

On Michael Balint’s Trail [Plenary Talk]

The International Balint Federation Congress, Oxford, United Kingdom, 6/9/2018

Collective Trauma and Recognition [Trauma coletivo e reconhecimento] [Inaugural Lecture]

Keynote presentation, Pós-graduação em Psicanálise, Saúde e Sociedade, Universidade Veiga de Almeida, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17/8/2018

The Psychic Life of Fragments. Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein [Plenary Talk]

13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference: ‘Ferenczi in Our Time & A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis’, Florence, Italy, 4/5/2018

‘Bodies in Assembly’ – a conversation with Judith Butler, Leticia Sabsay and Raluca Soreanu [Keynote Talk]

Keynote presentation, London, United Kingdom, 27/6/2016

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Therapeutic Work in Groups (PA129)

  • Freud: Mind, Culture and Society (PA208)

  • Long Essay (PA213)

  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts (PA237)

  • Psycho Analytic Theory (PA901)

  • Research Skills and Methods in Depth Psychology (PA915)

  • Dissertation (PA987)

Publications

Journal articles (17)

Soreanu, R., (2019). Supervision for our times: countertransference and the rich legacy of the Budapest School. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 79 (3), 329-351

Soreanu, R., (2019). Michael Balint's Word Trail: The ‘Ocnophil’, the ‘Philobat’ and Creative Dyads. Psychoanalysis and History. 21 (1), 53-72

Soreanu, R., (2019). The Time of Re-living. For an Eventful Psychoanalysis. Vestigia. 2 (1), 132-153

Soreanu, R., (2018). The Psychic Life of Fragments: Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein*. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 78 (4), 421-444

Soreanu, R., (2018). On Michael Balint, Cases and Countertransference’. The Journal of the Balint Society. 46, 57-63

Soreanu, R., (2018). Speaking of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mother: A Critique of Freud’s Notion of Identification. Studies in the Maternal. 10 (1), 1-22

Soreanu, R., (2017). Something Was Lost in Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle: A Ferenczian Reading*. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 77 (3), 223-238

Soreanu, R., (2017). The Social Unconscious. By Carla Penna. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. 67 (1), 145-151

Soreanu, R., (2017). O estilo epistêmico de Michael Balint: “Grupos Balint”, utopias médicas e o legado da Escola de Psicanálise de Budapeste [On Michael Balint’s Epistemic Style: “Balint Groups”, Medical Utopias and the Legacy of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis]. Cadernos de Psicanálise – CPRJ. 40, 229-240

Soreanu, R., (2016). Ferenczi’s Times: The Tangent, the Segment, and the Meandering Line. American Imago. 73 (1), 51-69

Soreanu, R. and Hurducaș, I., (2016). Children's imaginaries in the city: on things and materials. Children's Geographies. 14 (4), 422-436

Soreanu, R., (2015). O que pode um rosto? O que pode um braço? O levante brasileiro e a nova estética do protesto [What Can a Face Do? What Can an Arm Do? The Brazilian Uprising and a New Aesthetic of Protest]. Lugar Comum. 43, 203-225

Soreanu, R., (2014). Death, gold and the square: Rhythm-analysis in a time of protests. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia. 2014 (2), 117-136

Soreanu, R., (2014). Por uma análise rítmica dos protestos [For a Rhythm-analysis of Protests]. Revista Política & Trabalho. 40, 171-197

Soreanu, R., (2010). Feminist Creativities and the Disciplinary Imaginary of International Relations1. International Political Sociology. 4 (4), 380-400

Soreanu, R., (2010). Metaphor in the Social Sciences: Creative Methodologies and Some Elements for an Epistemological Reconstruction. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia. 55 (1), 239-256

Soreanu, R. and Hudson, D., (2008). Feminist Scholarship in International Relations and the Politics of Disciplinary Emotion. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 37 (1), 123-151

Books (1)

Soreanu, R., (2018). Working-through Collective Wounds Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising. Springer. 1137585234. 9781137585233

Book chapters (4)

Soreanu, R., (2019). Sándor Ferenczi’s Epistemologies and Their Politics: On Utraquism and the Analogical Method. In: Psychology and Politics: Intersections of Science and Ideology in the History of Psy-Sciences. Editors: Erös, F., Borgos, A. and Gyimesi, J., . Central European University Press

Soreanu, R., (2015). What Can a Face Do? What Can an Arm Do? The Brazilian Uprising and a New Aesthetic of Protest. In: Creative Capitalism, Multitudinous Creativity Radicalities and Alterities. Editors: Cocco, G. and Szaniecki, B., . Lexington Books. 107- 126. 1498503993. 9781498503990

Soreanu, R., (2013). Network Analysis. In: Critical Approaches to Security. Editors: Shepherd, LJ., . Routledge. 181- 195. 9780203076873

Soreanu, R., (2007). Exploring the Space of Identification: A Tricolour Story from the City of Cluj-Napoca. In: Nation in Formation Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe. Editors: Baker, C., Gerry, CJ., Madaj, B., Mellish, L. and Nahodilová, J., . University College London Press. 159- 173

Conferences (63)

Soreanu, R., The Time of Re-living. For an Eventful Psychoanalysis, The ‘Reading’ Conference of the Association of Psychosocial Studies. Birkbeck College, London, UK, May 16-17, 2019.

Soreanu, R., Michael Balint in Budapest [Invited talk], 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Balint Society. Wellcome Collection, London, UK, May 17, 2019.

Soreanu, R., Forgetting of the Recent Past: The Brazilian Uprising of 2013 [Invited talk], Interdisciplinary Workshop ‘Calling Power by Its Name: contributions to psychosocial thought and practice from Latin America’, Birkbeck College, London, UK, May 4, 2019.

Soreanu, R., The Psychic Life of Fragments: Between Superego and Orpha [Invited talk], Sándor Ferenczi – Interdisciplinary Approaches Workshop, Center For Advanced Studies, LMU Munich, Germany, September 13-14, 2018.

Soreanu, R., Working-through Collective Wounds: The Manifestations of 2013 in Brazil. Part 1: The Psychic Life of Fragments. Part 2: The Social Life of Fragments: On Trauma and Recognition. [A elaboração de traumas coletivos: as manifestações de 2013 no Brasil. Parte 1: A vida psíquica dos fragmentos. Parte 2: A vida social dos fragmentos. Sobre trauma e reconhecimento] [Invited talks], Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, August 30, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Social Life of Fragments: On Trauma and Recognition [A vida social dos fragmentos: sobre trauma e reconhecimento] [Invited talk], Escola de Comunicação e Programa em Ciência de Informação (Ibict), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazill, August 28, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Psychic Life of Fragments: Ferenczi and Orphic Functioning [A vida psíquica dos fragmentos: Ferenczi e o funcionamento órfico] [Invited talk], Sociedade de Psicanálise Iracy Doyle, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 22, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Psychic Life of Fragments: From Ferenczi to Klein [A vida psíquica dos fragmentos: de Ferenczi a Klein] [Invited talk], Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Psychic Life of Fragments: Revisiting Sándor Ferenczi’s Ideas on Splitting, Institute of Psychoanalysis Summer School, The British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK, July 16, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Times of Social Clinics: On Psychoanalytic Economies of Care, The 1st Temporal Belongings International Conference ‘The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation’, Edinburgh, UK, July 5-7, 2018.

Soreanu, R., Ferenczi’s Times: The Tangent, the Segments, the Meandering Line [Invited talk], Why Care’ Symposium, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany, July 5-6, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Times of Social Clinics: On Psychoanalytic Economies of Care, Waiting, Persisting, Enduring Research Workshop, Birkbeck College, London, UK, May 30, 2018.

Soreanu, R., What Might Clinical Psychoanalysis Learn from Queer Theories of Sexuality? [Invited talk], Multidisciplinary Seminar, Freud Museum, London, UK, February 24, 2018.

Soreanu, R., Hyperpolitics and the Traumatised State, ‘Necropolitics, Biopower and the Crisis of Globalisation’ Conference, Department of Psychosocial Studies and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck College, London, UK, January 29, 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Psychic Life of Fragments. Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein, The Psychoanalysis Working Group, Birkbeck College, London, UK, December 13, 2017.

Soreanu, R., 'Grupos Balint' e o legado da Escola de Psicanálise de Budapeste ['Balint Groups' and the Legacy of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis] [Invited talk], Pontifica Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 19, 2017.

Soreanu, R., O estilo epistêmico de Michael Balint: “Grupos Balint”, utopias médicas e o legado da Escola de Psicanálise de Budapeste [On Michael Balint’s Epistemic Style: “Balint Groups”, Medical Utopias and the Legacy of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis] [Invited talk], Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 26, 2016.

Soreanu, R., On Michael Balint, Cases, and Countertransference, Symposium ‘Thinking in Cases: On and Beyond the Couch’. The Freud Museum, London, UK, October 30, 2016.

Soreanu, R., Alienation and Utopia in the Work of Sándor Ferenczi, Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference: ‘Solidarity and Alienation: Social Structures of Hope and Despair’. Vienna, Austria, May 6-8, 2016.

Soreanu, R., Social Clinics and the Social Creativities of Psychoanalysis: A Vignette from Rio de Janeiro [Invited talk], Symposium on Mental Health Reform in Brazil, part of King’s Brazil Week, King’s College, London, UK, January 25, 2016.

Soreanu, R., How We Mourned Together: Brazil, June 2013 and after, Symposium on ‘Creativities of Protest: Imaginaries, Commons and Reparations’. Department of Psychosocial Studies and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck College, London, UK, November 19, 2015.

Soreanu, R., Sándor Ferenczi’s Epistemologies and Their Politics: On Utraquism and the Analogical Method, Conference on ‘Psycho-politics: The Cross-Sections of Science and Ideology in the History of Psy-sciences’, Budapest, Hungary, October 30-31, 2015.

Soreanu, R., Objects of Psychic Convertibility: Clinical Reflections on Borderline Functioning [Invited talk], Birkbeck Psychoanalysis Working Group, London, UK, October 22, 2015.

Soreanu, R., Working-through Collective Wounds in the Brazilian Uprising [Invited talk], Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, London, UK, October 12, 2015.

Soreanu, R., Ferenczi’s Times: The Tangent-Out, the Segments, the Meandering Line, 12th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, The Canadian Society of Psychoanalysis, Toronto, Canada, May 7-10, 2015.

Soreanu, R., Working-through Collective Wounds: A Ferenczian Perspective on Trauma, Denial, and Recognition, Conference on ‘The Moral Third’ with Jessica Benjamin. The University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands, April 21-22, 2015.

Soreanu, R., What Can a Face Do? What Can an Arm Do? The Brazilian Uprising and a New Aesthetic of Protest [Invited talk], Sociofilo research group, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2014.

Soreanu, R., When Being in the Square Heals: Trauma and Spaces of Reconciliation in the Brazilian Uprising [Invited talk], Escola de Comunicação e Programa em Ciência de Informação (Ibict), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2014.

Soreanu, R., Facialidades e a nova estética do protesto [Facialities and the New Aesthetic of Protest] [Invited talk], Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 24, 2014.

Soreanu, R., The Oblique Politics of the Brazilian Uprising: Toward a New Semiotics of Protest, The Brazilian Studies Association Congress, BRASA XII, King’s College London, United Kingdom, August 20-24, 2014.

Soreanu, R., Shapes of Sound and Radical Social Imaginaries: The Oblique Politics of the Brazilian Uprising, II Encontro Internacional sobre Imaginários Sonoros, Curitiba, Brazil, November 5, 2013.

Soreanu, R., Outlaw Emotions: Working-Through a Psychoanalytic Sociology of the Mind, 37 Encotro Anual da Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais (ANPOCS), Águas de Lindóia, Brazil, September 24, 2013.

Soreanu, R., Children’s Urban Imaginaries: Activist Alliances and Reclaiming the City Through Materials, XVI Congresso Brasileiro de Sociologia. Sociedade Brasileira de Sociologia (SBS), UFBA Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, September 11, 2013.

Soreanu, R., Rhythm-analysis for the New Revolutionary Movements [Invited talk], International speaker series at the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2013.

Soreanu, R., Rhythm-analysis of the New Revolutionary Movements: Death, Gold and the Square, Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies. University of Groningen, Netherlands, July 1-3, 2013.

Soreanu, R., Rhythm-analysis for the New Revolutionary Movements: Death, Gold and the Square [Invited talk], Sociofilo research group, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2013.

Soreanu, R., Atelier participatif de réaménagement urbain dans la zone du Parc Ferroviaire à Cluj, Les Rencontres Européennes de Cluj 'Patrimoine et développement des territoires'. Institut Français, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October 6, 2012.

Soreanu, R., Autonomy, Heteronomy and Rhythm-analysis: Understanding the New Revolutionary Movements, ‘Cultures and Civilization in the Contemporary World’ International Sociological Association RC16 Mid-term Conference. University of Trento, Italy, June 28, 2012.

Soreanu, R., Autonomy and Heteronomy: On the New Revolutionary Movements as Encounters between Social Imaginaries [Invited talk], The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK, November 23, 2011.

Soreanu, R., Creativity, The Radical Imagination, and the Problem of Action [Invited talk], Forum 21 of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG), The Open University, London, UK, May 26, 2011.

Soreanu, R., Non-Hierarchical Encounters and Responsibility in the Discipline of International Relations: When Scholars Meet Practitioners, The 40th Annual Conference of Millennium: Journal of International Studies: ‘Out of The Ivory Tower: Weaving the Theories and Practice of International Relations’. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, October 22-23, 2011.

Soreanu, R., From the Radical Imagination to the Social Imaginary: Re-thinking the International, ‘Confronting the Global: Alternatives, Alterity, Solidarity’. The University of Warwick, UK, September 8-9, 2011.

Soreanu, R., An Ethnography of the Wrong Emotions, The British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference. Manchester, UK, April 27-29, 2011.

Soreanu, R., The Radical Imagination as Social Resource: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis, The 52nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.

Soreanu, R., Outlaw Emotions and Theory Change in the Discipline of International Relations. The 39th Annual Conference of Millennium: Journal of International Studies: ‘International Relations in Dialogue’. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, October 16-17, 2010.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Creativities, Outlaw Emotions and the Disciplinary Imaginary of International Relations, The 2nd International Conference on Power & Knowledge, Tampere, Finland, September 6-8, 2010.

Soreanu, R., Creativity and Outlaw Emotions: Working-Through a Psychoanalytic Sociology of the Mind, panel ‘Towards a Sociology of the Mind: Conversations on Reflexivity’. XVII International Sociology Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010.

Soreanu, R., Outlaw Emotions, Post-Heroic Creativities and Theory Change in the Discipline of International Relations [Invited talk], ‘Global Café’ series, The Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, May 3, 2010.

Soreanu, R., Front Lines and Boundary Lines: Reports from a Developing Field [Invited talk] ‘No Longer Exile: The Legacy and Future of Gender Studies at the New School’ Conference, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York, March 26-27, 2010.

Soreanu, R., Creativity and Courage: On the Possibility of a Public Intellectual in the Twenty-First Century, panel on ‘Theory and Practice of Global Governance’. The 51st Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, February 17-20, 2010.

Soreanu, R., The Positive Sanctions Dilemma and the Diplomatic Habitus: The United States, North Korea and Nuclear Non-proliferation, The Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The American Political Science Association (APSA), Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009 (co-authored with Markus Kornprobst).

Soreanu, R., Habitus and Metis in the Diplomatic Field: North Korea, the United States and Nuclear Non-Proliferation, The 5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10-12, 2009 (co-authored with Markus Kornprobst).

Soreanu, R., Towards a Theory of the Diplomatic Habitus: The United States, North Korea and Nuclear Non-proliferation [Invited talk], Departmental Research Seminar, School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University College London, UK, January 2009.

Soreanu, R., Beyond the 'Idiom of Failure': Innovative Institutionalism and Anti-Institutionalist Innovation in Feminist International Relations, ‘Ending International Feminist Futures’ Conference, University of Aberdeen, UK, October 24, 2008.

Soreanu, R., The Complicated Ménage between Feminism and International Relations: Creativity and Resistance, The First International Sociological Association (ISA) World Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spain, September 7, 2008.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Scholarship in International Relations and the Politics of Disciplinary Emotion [Invited talk], The Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden, June 11, 2008.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Scholarship in International Relations and the Politics of Disciplinary Emotion [Invited talk], Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 23, 2008.

Soreanu, R., The Making of Disciplinary Subjectivities: The Constructivist Turn in International Relations [Invited talk], Departmental Research Seminar, School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University College London, UK, February 2008.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Talk of Self and the Disciplinary Imaginary of International Relations [Invited talk], Bloomsbury International Relations Research Group, London, UK, January 2008.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Talk of Self and the Disciplinary Imaginary of International Relations: A Case of Creative Boundary-Work, The 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2008.

Soreanu, R., Feminist Scholarship in International Relations and the Politics of Disciplinary Emotion: Who Cites the Millennium Issues?, ‘Between Past and Future: Feminist Debates in International Relations’, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, January 26, 2008 (co-authored with David Hudson).

Soreanu, R., A Case of Boundary-Work in Academia: Feminist Creativities and Theory Change in the Discipline of International Relations, The British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK, December 18, 2007.

Soreanu, R., Exploring the Space of Identification: A Tricolour Story from the City of Cluj-Napoca, The 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference ‘Inclusion-Exclusion’, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK, February 16, 2006.

Exhibitions (5)

Soreanu, R., Michael Balint, The Internationalist. 20th International Balint Federation Congress, Oxford, 6-10 Sep 2017.

Soreanu, R., On Michael Balint’s Trails. The 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Florence, Italy, 3-6 May 2018.

Soreanu, R., The Balints and Their World. The Freud Museum, London, 8-9 Dec 2018.

Soreanu, R., Balint at 50: From Foundation to the Future. The Wellcome Collection, London, 17-18 May 2019.

Soreanu, R., Michael Balint: Early Interventions, Early Groups. The International Balint Federation Congress, Porto, Lisbon, 11-15 September 2019.

Contact

raluca.soreanu@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5A.114, Colchester Campus