Anca Parvulescu is Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature at Washington University in St Louis. She received her BA in English Literature from University of Timișoara and her PhD from University of Minnesota. Her research fields include international modernism, affect theory, Eastern Europe, and the history of comparatism. She is the author or Laughter: Notes on a Passion (MIT Press, 2010), The Traffic in Women’s Work: East European Migration and the Making of Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2014), and, with Manuela Boatcă, Creolizing the Modern: Transylvania across Empires (Cornell UP, 2022). Creolizing the Modern received the 2023 René Wellek Prize for Best Book in Comparative Literature; the 2023 Barrington Moore Award for Best Book in Comparative and Historical Sociology offered by the American Sociological Association; and an Honorable Mention from the Political Economy of the World System Section of the American Sociological Association.
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