Adriana Cupcea is a researcher in the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is a PhD in history since 2009 of ‘Babes-Bolyai’ University of Cluj Napoca (Romania) with a thesis focused on the Kurdish identity in the XXth Century and the Kurdish community in Romania. Her researches are currently focusing on the Muslim communities in the Balkans, and particulary in Romania and are approaching the construction of modern identities, the image of the Other, the relationship between self-image and Otherness and the relationship between history and anthropology.
She is co-author, along with Călin Felezeu, of the book The Image of the Ottoman in the Romanian History Textbooks from Romania and Bosnia Herzegovina in the post-communist period, published in 2015, at Isis Press, Istanbul and her most recent publication is “The Turkish Diyanet and its Activities in the Muslim Community in Dobruja (Romania), in: “Religious Education. Between Radicalism and Tolerance”, edited by Ednan Aslan & Margaret Rausch, Springer VS, 2018.