Dan Drăghia holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bucharest. He worked as a researcher at The Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, within the Minorities Department, as a sustainability consultant and now is an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science – University of Bucharest. As a researcher he was also part in the projects ‘Roma in Romania: History, Identity, Otherness’ (2015) and ‘From the ‘state artist’ to the artist dependent on the state: The Union of Visual Artists 1950-2010 – the Bucharest branch’ (2016-2017). Some of his researches include ‘Comrade Artist!’ Conformism and Benefits in the Professional Organization of the Romanian Visual Artists during Communism (2017) and From Opening to Repression and Denial. Roma in Romania between 1918 and 1989 (2016).