Lorena Anton

Lorena Anton
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Faculty of Letters, Research Center of Ethnology and Folklore (CercEF)

PhD in Ethnology (Social and Cultural Anthroology)

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Introduction
I am currently a Marie Curie-CIG Fellow and associated Lecturer in Social Anthropology at University of Bucharest, where I develop a project on public health policies and social debates concerning reproduction in post-communist Romania. My main research interests so far have centered on reproductive health and reproductive rights, the cultural memory of European communism and the history of anthropology in Eastern Europe.
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October 2016 - June 2017
University of Bucharest
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  • Lecturer
October 2014 - February 2015
University of Bucharest
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  • Lecturer
October 2013 - present
University of Bucharest
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  • Researcher

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Publications (11)
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Since World War II, abortion policies have remained remarkably varied across European nations, with struggles over abortion rights at the forefront of national politics. This volume analyses European abortion governance and explores how social movements, political groups, and individuals use protests and resistance to influence abortion policy. Dra...
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“We Will Never Speak Again...”. Analyzing the Memory of Abortion in Communist Romania The banning of abortion (1966‑1989) in Ceuşescu’s Romania is considered one of the most repressive demographic policy of the 20th century. How to analyze the memory of this traumatic past, which is still a taboo in post-communist Romania? Starting from different m...
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After World War II, European states developed new policies toward human reproduction. The deep transformations that occurred in the debates over abortion and over concepts such as “motherhood” and “reproduction” on both sides of the Berlin wall exemplify the relation of the “politics of reproduction” to the political systems of postwar Europe.1 Thi...
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Working-paper presented at IASH (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), University of Edinburgh, UK - October 2011
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The wave of anti-authoritarian political activity associated with the term "1968" can by no means be confined under the rubric of "protest," understood narrowly in terms of street marches and other reactions to state initiatives. Indeed, the actions generated in response to "1968" frequently involved attempts to elaborate resistance within the real...
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Taking the pronatalism of Ceausescu’s regime as a case study, this thesis is an an ethnography of the memory-formes of a recent delicat past, such as the banning of abortion in a totalitarist regime. From 1966 to 1989, the communist regime imposed extreme policies of controlled demography in Romania, as it was imputed, for ‘the good of the socialis...
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Taking the memory of pronatalism in contemporary Romania as a case study, this article is an attempt to view the national politics of memory of contemporary Europe with regard to its communist past from an anthropological perspective. From 1966 to 1989, the communist regime imposed extreme policies of controlled demography in Romania, as it was imp...

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The abortion ban (1966-1989) and associated pronatalism during Ceauşescu’s regime is considered one of the most repressive reproduction policies of the twentieth century. Immediately after the fall of the communist regime, the new Romanian government legalized abortion on request and liberal policies concerning sexual and reproductive health were implemented, initially with international aid and later on the basis of national health-programs. Based on a thick ethnography of the abortion issue in post-communist Romania, the REPROAB-Controlling Reproduction in Post-communist Romania: The Abortion Issue project seeks to understand the legacy of the former abortion ban in terms of institutional norms and individual practices.