Maria Rodica Pop

Maria Rodica Pop

Bucharest University, Faculty of Oriental Languages, Turkish-French Department, Bucharest University.
1973 – 1979 Ulaanbaatar State University (Mongolia).
1993 Specialization in Ethnology at Laboratoire de Sciences ethnologiques et sociologiques, Nanterre, Paris Univerity –10, Paris.
1996 – 2001 PhD in Religious Anthropology at, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne University, Paris, on the basis of the thesis Le mariage chez les Mongols. Rites et texts.

Professional Carrier:
1980 – 1990 Bucharest Central University Library.
1990 Researcher at the Sergiu Al-George Institute for Oriental Studies, Bucharest, Central Asian Department, Mongolian studies – ethnology and cultural anthropology.
1993 Junior researcher.
2007 Senior researcher.
2008 Head of the Center for Oriental Studies
2011 Associate Professor, Bucharest University Teaching Experience:
1979 – 1980 Bucharest University
1991 Intensive postgraduate lecture of Mongolian language; invited professor by the Cultural Association Switzerland-Mongolia and the Cantonal Library from Lausanne (Switzerland).
1996 – 1999 Lecture: Shamanism and introduction in the steppe iconography, within the lectures for master degree for the students of the Faculty of History.
2007-2008 Invited professor at EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), Sorbona University, Paris.
2008 Lecture at Indiana University (Bloomington, USA).
2010 Lecture at The Turk Institute of Berlin.
2011 Associate Professor, Bucharest University
2012 Invited professor at INALCO (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations), Paris

Professional Associations
1980 – 1985 General Secretary of the Association for Oriental Studies.
1982 – 1985 Member of the Redaction Committee of Studia et Acta Orientalia, edited by the Association for Oriental Studies.
1989 – Member of IAMS (International Association for Mongol Studies), Ulaanbaatar.
1992 – Member of Société Asiatique, Paris.
1992 – 1998 Member of the Redaction Committee of « ANDA », Bulletin trimestriel d’information et de liaison sur la Mongolie, Paris.
1997 Founding member of ARCHES (Romanian Association of Francophone Researchers in Human Sciences); 2001 – 2002, Vice-president, member of the Council of ARCHES ;
2001 Member of the Redaction College of Studia Asiatica, International Journal for Asian Studies
2007 Member of the Redaction Committee of Central Eurasian Reader, published by CNRS-France.
2007 Member of Mongolia Society, Bloomington, Indiana (USA).