Ștefan Bosomitu

Ștefan Bosomitu is a historian of the Communist movement/regime in Romania, with interests in biographies of the nomenklatura and the history of sciences under totalitarian regimes. His first monograph, Miron Constantinescu. O biografie [Miron Constantinescu. A Biography] (Humanitas, 2015) discussed the biography of a Marxist sociologist and a preeminent member of the Romanian Communist Party. He is a member of a research project that investigates Romania as an initiator and beneficiary of humanitarian aid during the 1970s-1980s. He is currently a researcher at the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile in Bucharest.

As part of MEDEP, Ștefan will focus on the evolution of epidemics during the communist regime in Romania, and the manner in which the party engaged in the control of medical institutions and staff as well as the information that was shared with the public. Ștefan will identify and examine documentary films on epidemics produced during the communist regime, in order to understand the strategies used by party officials with regard to the mass communication of science and medical issues.