LUMEN Team

MANAGER OF LUMEN PUBLISHING HOUSE


PROF. PhD. ANTONIO SANDU – Full professor at the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences of the “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, doctoral coordinator at the Doctoral School of Sociology of the University of Oradea, coordinating researcher at LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences. His main areas of interest include ethics, bioethics, social work and social philosophy. The original contributions of the scientific activities of Prof. PhD. Antonio Sandu starts from the social construction of reality and social constructionism, seen from a semiological perspective. The author analyzes the social construction of reality, developing his own version of social constructionism, which operates at the intersection between the constructionist paradigm and the theory of communicative action. He is the author of the book: Social Construction of Reality as Communicative Action, published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing (2016), as well as “Social Welfare Practices: Research Techniques and Intervention Models: From Problem Solving to Appreciative Inquiry”, “Appreciative Ethics: A constructionist version of ethics” and “Social-constructionist epistemology: A transmodern overview”, all three published by Lap Lambert between 2012 and 2013. He also wrote more than 20 volumes in Romanian and English in the fields of philosophy , sociology, legal sociology, ethics, bioethics.

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BOOK SERIES COORDINATORS AND EDITORS


CULTURAL DIMENSIONS BOOK SERIES

BOOK SERIES COORDINATOR – PROF. PhD. SORIN TUDOR MAXIM –Full professor at Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava, Romania, where he teaches Moral Philosophy, Deontology of the profession of social worker, Political Sciences, Introduction to European studies. Sorin Tudor Maxim is a member of the Research Center for Youth Issues (CCPT), and its vice president and scientific secretary until 1989 of Suceava Branch, founding member of the International Scientific and Cultural Foundation “Ştefan Lupaşcu”, member of the Franco-Romanian Institute “Liviu Rebreanu”, Lyon, France, member of the Franco-Romanian Cultural Society “Nicolae Titulescu”, Lyon, France, since 1992, member of the Romanian Society of Philosophy since 2008, vice president and founding member of the Romanian Society of Philosophy, Engineering and Technoethics (SRFIT) since 2009. Among the research interests of the author are: consciousness and moral responsibility, logic, argumentation theory, political science, philosophy of science, the phenomenon of globalization.

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BOOK SERIES EDITOR IN THE FIELD OF PHILOSOPHY – ASSOC. LECT. PhD. ANA FRUNZA –Ana Frunză obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy from Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi, Romania in 2014, with the thesis “Towards a new ethical expertise. Deconstructing ethical values”. She is rank III Scientific Researcher at LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences from Iaşi, Romania. Her main areas of interest are applied ethics, applied philosophy, social work, supervision of social services, ethics of scientific research, bioethics and ethical expertise. As a Fellowship Researcher in an Advanced Program in Research Ethics, conducted by the Union Graduate College Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership (Schenectady, New York) in partnership with the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University, she graduated courses of “International Bioethics”, “International Research Ethics”, “Research Ethics” (2016). A significant part of her scientific research revolves around the construction of frameworks for the development of ethical expertise in the field of social services, seeking through a methodology based on deconstructivism, originated in Derridian philosophy, the development of a new model of ethical expertise – ethical supervision. The research undertaken so far is based, in addition to reflection on ethical expertise in the field of social services practice, on the attempt to identify the constitutive ethical values of social practice, and on the promotion of ethical expertise through various application models. In the field of research ethics, her scientific efforts have corroborated the activities carried out during the Advanced Research Ethics Program, followed in 2014-2015, supported by Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA. In this program she carried out the research project “Informed Consent between Theory and Practice in North – Eastern Region of Romania Medical Research Field”, within the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. She is an associate lecturer at the “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Romania.

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BOOK SERIES EDITOR IN THE FIELD OF PHILOLOGY – ASSOC. ASSIST. PhD. ANA CRACIUNESCU –She is an associated assistant professor within Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Faculty of Letters and Communication Sciences, a double bachelor, in communication and public relations, as well as in letters, English-French specialization, holds two master’s degrees in the fields of Management of trade, tourism and services companies, as well as British Culture and Civilization in the Context of Globalization, and since 2016 he has a PhD in philology – magna cum laudae, with a thesis entitled Semi-discursive strategies in tourism advertising. Her research interests focus on the social-semiological perspective of the discourse in the globalized and virtualized society, the discursive aspects in the field of advertising in tourism, the discursive dimensions of urban identity.

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BOOK SERIES EDITOR IN THE FIELD OF HISTORY – PhD. ELENA UNGURU (GAFTON) – PhD in sociology, a title obtained in July 2019 with the thesis “The social construction of supervision in social work. Research in child protection institutions in the N-E region of Romania ”, under the leadership of Prof. PhD. Antonio Sandu. She obtained a master’s degree in Supervision and Social Planning (2010) within Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi. She has a degree in Law (2014), awarded by “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. She has a degree in Social Work (2008), awarded by Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi. She has several diplomas in the fields of Trainer, Project Manager, Assistant in Public Relations and Communication, Evaluator of Providers and Training Programs and Certified Training Manager C.N.F.P.A. She currently works as a legal advisor at the Lumen Association in Iasi, coordinator of the Lumen Training and Consulting Center, as well as a researcher at the Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences. Her areas of interest are: sociology, law, social work, communication, appreciative survey. As a researches within the Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, she participated in the organization of conferences for Lumen Association, participated in conferences under the affiliation of Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences and published books and articles in specialized journals. She is a member of the editorial staff or a referent of over 8 WOS or BDI indexed international journals.

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LAW BOOK SERIES

BOOK SERIES COORDINATOR – PROF. PhD. NADIA CERASELA ANITEI –Associate Professor of the Faculty of Legal, Social and Political Sciences of the University of the Lower Danube in Galati, founder and president of the International Association of Law and Related Sciences (AIDSC / IALRS), member of the Romanian Society of Authors and Publishers of Scientific Papers (PERGAM ), member of the International Society of Family Law, Brigham Young University Law School, Utah, USA, member of the European Forum of Young Historical Lawyers; member of the Academy of European Law (ERA). She has published author volumes and scientific articles in the fields: financial-fiscal law, banking and foreign exchange law, international and European financial institutions, private international law, family law.

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BOOK SERIES EDITOR – Lawyer PhD Stud. ALEXANDRA HUIDU –She is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Sociology of the University of Oradea, Romania, in co-coordination with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T. Popa from Iasi, Romania. She is also a researcher at the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania and an associate researcher at the Laboratory of Family and Marital Couple Sociology at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania. Alexandra Huidu holds a law degree from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, holds a master’s degree in Criminal Sciences, obtained at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi and worked for 12 years as a lawyer within Iasi Bar, Romania. She is a member of the Romanian Association of Bioethics and the International Association of Bioethics – IAB (the world association in the field). Her main areas of interest are medically assisted human reproduction, the status of the human embryo, stem cell research, genetic engineering, research ethics on human subjects, which she approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective: legal, sociological and bioethical. She is the author of the book “Medically Assisted Human Reproduction. The ethics of incrimination versus biological ethics. Comparative law study ”(Lumen Scientific Publishing House, Iaşi, Romania, 2009, second edition revised and added in 2017) and of several studies and articles in the fields mentioned above.

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL EDUCATION BOOK SERIES

BOOK SERIES COORDINATOR – PROF. PhD. GABRIEL GORGHIU –Full professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology at the University of Valahia from Targoviste, Romania.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BOOK SERIES EDITOR – ASSOC. LECT. PhD. ANA FRUNZA –Ana Frunză obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy from Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi, Romania in 2014, with the thesis “Towards a new ethical expertise. Deconstructing ethical values”. She is rank III Scientific Researcher at LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences from Iaşi, Romania. Her main areas of interest are applied ethics, applied philosophy, social work, supervision of social services, ethics of scientific research, bioethics and ethical expertise. As a Fellowship Researcher in an Advanced Program in Research Ethics, conducted by the Union Graduate College Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership (Schenectady, New York) in partnership with the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University, she graduated courses of “International Bioethics”, “International Research Ethics”, “Research Ethics” (2016). A significant part of her scientific research revolves around the construction of frameworks for the development of ethical expertise in the field of social services, seeking through a methodology based on deconstructivism, originated in Derridian philosophy, the development of a new model of ethical expertise – ethical supervision. The research undertaken so far is based, in addition to reflection on ethical expertise in the field of social services practice, on the attempt to identify the constitutive ethical values of social practice, and on the promotion of ethical expertise through various application models. In the field of research ethics, her scientific efforts have corroborated the activities carried out during the Advanced Research Ethics Program, followed in 2014-2015, supported by Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA. In this program she carried out the research project “Informed Consent between Theory and Practice in North – Eastern Region of Romania Medical Research Field”, within the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. She is an associate lecturer at the “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Romania.

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK SERIES

BOOK SERIES COORDINATOR – PhD. ELENA UNGURU (GAFTON) – PhD in sociology, a title obtained in July 2019 with the thesis “The social construction of supervision in social work. Research in child protection institutions in the N-E region of Romania ”, under the leadership of Prof. PhD. Antonio Sandu. She obtained a master’s degree in Supervision and Social Planning (2010) within Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi. She has a degree in Law (2014), awarded by “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. She has a degree in Social Work (2008), awarded by Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi. She has several diplomas in the fields of Trainer, Project Manager, Assistant in Public Relations and Communication, Evaluator of Providers and Training Programs and Certified Training Manager C.N.F.P.A. She currently works as a legal advisor at the Lumen Association in Iasi, coordinator of the Lumen Training and Consulting Center, as well as a researcher at the Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences. Her areas of interest are: sociology, law, social work, communication, appreciative survey. As a researches within the Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, she participated in the organization of conferences for Lumen Association, participated in conferences under the affiliation of Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences and published books and articles in specialized journals. She is a member of the editorial staff or a referent of over 8 WOS or BDI indexed international journals.

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BOOK SERIES EDITOR – Lawyer PhD Stud. ALEXANDRA HUIDU –She is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Sociology of the University of Oradea, Romania, in co-coordination with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T. Popa from Iasi, Romania. She is also a researcher at the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania and an associate researcher at the Laboratory of Family and Marital Couple Sociology at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania. Alexandra Huidu holds a law degree from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, holds a master’s degree in Criminal Sciences, obtained at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi and worked for 12 years as a lawyer within Iasi Bar, Romania. She is a member of the Romanian Association of Bioethics and the International Association of Bioethics – IAB (the world association in the field). Her main areas of interest are medically assisted human reproduction, the status of the human embryo, stem cell research, genetic engineering, research ethics on human subjects, which she approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective: legal, sociological and bioethical. She is the author of the book “Medically Assisted Human Reproduction. The ethics of incrimination versus biological ethics. Comparative law study ”(Lumen Scientific Publishing House, Iaşi, Romania, 2009, second edition revised and added in 2017) and of several studies and articles in the fields mentioned above.

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MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD IN THE FIELDS OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK – ASSOC. LECT. PhD MAGDALENA ROXANA NECULA – President of the Territorial Branch Iasi of the National College of Social Workers in Romania since February 2013 and member of the Image and Promotion Commission of the Romanian National College of Social Workers since March 2014. She is a leading social worker with a degree in social work since 2000 at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iaşi, Faculty of Orthodox Theology“ Dumitru Stăniloaie ”Iaşi – Social Work Department. Graduate of the master courses in the field of “Social Management and Community Development” of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences. She has a PhD in sociology since 2010 awarded by “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences. Postdoctoral student of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Gr. T. Popa ” Iaşi within the POSDRU project “Postdoctoral Studies in the field of Health Policy Ethics ”. She has a professional experience as a social worker for 15 years, in the field of child protection, working in the non-governmental and governmental system. Since 2010 she has been an associate professor at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Ahe has participated in national and international conferences, publishing articles and co-authoring various collective volumes. Since 2009 and until now she coordinates the “Prichindel” Day Center within the Iaşi Community Assistance Directorate. She is a specialist in CEREAS – Social Assistance Resource Center in Romania since 2010, Scientific Referent in Lumen Publishing House since 2013 and President of the Association “Near People” Iasi (2013).

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MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCES – LECT PhD. LUCIAN DIRDALA –He is a full lecturer at Danubius University in Galati, where he teaches Introduction to Political Science, National and International Public Policies, Theories of International Relations, Decision Making in the European Union, Recent Approaches in International Relations, and Associate Lecturer at Alexandu Ioan Cuza University from Iasi, where he supports a series of specialized disciplines at the Faculty of Letters (Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences), the Faculty of Law (Center for European Studies), the Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences (Department of Political Sciences). He has a PhD in Political Science from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi since 2007 and holds a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies, graduated from Central European University, Budapest. He has published numerous specialized papers in the field of political sciences.


MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCES – ASSOC. LECT. PhD. CIPRIAN IFTIMOAEI – He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences, Alexandu Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, where he teaches the disciplines Social Research Methodology, Quality of Life, Sociology of Career and Profession / Labor Force Statistics. He is the deputy executive director of the Iasi County Directorate of Statistics. He has a bachelors degree in sociology and political science from the Faculty of Philosophy, „Al.I. Cuza ” University from Iaşi, holds a master’s degree in local public systems and policies, obtained from the same higher education institution, a diploma of senior civil servant (public administration; human resources management; strategic management; project management; communication and public relations; conflict resolution; financial management), obtained from the National Institute of Administration. He also holds the Diploma of Specialist in Diplomacy and Security (International Relations; security; diplomacy, ceremonial and diplomatic protocol; international conflict management; communication, mediation and negotiation in international affairs), issued by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, holds a PhD in Political Science starting with the year 2012, and subsequently graduated the postgraduate courses Program of Excellence in International Relations, European Policies and Security, organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Romania Office, as well as postdoctoral studies in the field of political sciences. Among the many works published by the author in the field of political sciences we can list: About security, democratic consolidation and good governance. Romania in a regional context (LUMEN Publishing House, 2015), Governmental elites in post-communist Romania (LUMEN Publishing House, 2015), Elitism: Theoretical-ideological contributions to the study of political elites (LUMEN Publishing House, 2015).


MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCES – ASSOC. ASSIST. PhD. DORINA TICU – 


SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS


SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL COORDINATOR, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF POSTMODERN OPENINGS JOURNALS AND REVISTA ROMANEASCA PENTRU EDUCATIE MULTIDIMENSIONALA (ROMANIAN JOURNAL FOR MULTIDIMENSIONAL EDUCATION) – Assoc. Prof. PhD. TOMITA CIULEI – He is a teacher at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication within the Valahia University of Targoviste. He has a bachelors degree in philosophy from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, a doctorate in humanities – the field of philosophy – from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi and is a graduate of postgraduate academic studies in Communication Sciences at the University of Bucharest. His research interests include fields such as: logic, argumentation theory, classical empiricism, gnoseology, rhetoric, research methodology, and he is the author of numerous volumes and specialized articles on these topics. Among his published works we can enlist the following: De Sensu. Historical-methodological test on empiricism in the gnoseological effort (Lumen Publishing House, 2004), Methodology of scientific research. Course notes (Publishing House of Valahia University, 2009), Classical Empiricism on the Sources of Knowledge. John Locke and David Hume (Lumen Publishing House, 2007), Little Treatise on Gnoseology (Lumen Publishing House, 2014), Logic, Rhetoric and Argumentation. From theoretical reason to practical reason in public discourse (Lumen Publishing House, 2014).

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EDITORS


BIANCA SANDU


ROXANA STRATULAT –Editor responsible for the layout of the volumes published by Lumen publishing house, technical support in making corrections, cover design and additional graphic materials, intended to promote Lumen events. She has a degree in social work, is the beneficiary of an ERASMUS scholarship in the field of social pedagogy and holds the qualification “practitioner” in the field of neuro-linguistic programming.

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PATRICIA GRAUR –She holds a bechelor degree awarded by George Enescu University of Arts from Iasi, specializing in Product Design, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the same field. She is the beneficiary of the ERASMUS program, within this program she studied at the Escola d’Art i Superior de les Illes Balears, Spain.

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IULIA MEDVESCHI – She is an associate university assistant at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca. Her teaching-research interests are in the fields of Political Communication Ethics, Personal Development and Personal Branding. She holds a master’s degree in political communication and is a PhD student in political science at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca.

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