Caterina Preda is a researcher, PhD, Assistant Profesor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Bucharest working on art and politics (both cultural policies and artistic artifacts) in modern dictatorships and for now in Eastern Europe and Latin America (with a focus on Romania and Chile). She also deals with the aftermath of dictatorships through an analysis of art of memorialization or art of memory. At the Department of Political Sciences University of Bucharest she teaches courses on ‘Contemporary Latin America’, ‘Art and Politics’, and ‘Cultural memory in Eastern Europe and South America’. Her most recent publications include: Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships A Comparison of Chile and Romania (Palgrave, 2017), as an editor, The State Artist in Romania and Eastern Europe The Role of the Creative Unions (Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2017), and with other colleagues, Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din România în documente de arhivă (Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2016). Her most recent research projects include: “From the ‘state artist’ to the artist dependent on the state: The Union of Visual Artists (of Romania) (1950-2010) – the Bucharest branch” (UEFISCDI: PN-II-RU-TE- 2014-4-0243, 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2017) and “A visual tool for the display of the visual representations of the Roma of Romania in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Europeana collections: between stereotypes and truthfulness”, Europeana research grant 2017.