Saturday, December 6, 2014

ABOUT ME


I am a writer and a journalist living in Bucharest, Romania.

Rhea Cristina is my pen name, as a writer.

Also, Cristina Rhea is my real name. Rhea is my last name and Cristina is my surname.

I was born on April 6th, 1973, in Gaesti town, Romania.

I have published 9 books in the field of Literature, Journalism and Communication Sciences and emerged as an important member of the new generation.


I have been working for more than 20 years in the Romanian mass-media (as a journalist: „Independent“ newspaper; TV5 Europe SIGMA Channel; „Ora“ newspaper; "Cotidianul" newspaper – Bucharest, Romania), academia (as an Assistant Professor: "Dimitrie Cantemir" University, Department of Political Sciences - Communication and Public Relations Department; Spiru Haret University, Department of Philosophy and Journalism; Hyperion University, Department of Journalism  Bucharest, Romania) and many other professional institutions (as a PR Specialist: Fildas Company; Curtea Veche Publishing House – Bucharest, Romania).


EDUCATION

I have been accepted for Graduate Studies in the Master's Degree Program at the Indiana University School of Journalism (USA) for the fall 2005. Offer declined.

In 2007, I was a scholar of Kulturkontakt Austria “Writers-in-Residence” Creative Residence (scholarship) Program, Vienna, Austria.

In 2005 I was accepted by School of Journalism University of Indiana (USA) at the Master in Journalism Program. Offer declined.

I hold a BA degree in Journalism (Bachelor of Art -- the 3+ 1 programme, equivalent a BA + MA in the EU member states) from the University of Bucharest, the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, 1997.


LITERATURE

As a poet, I am a member of The Romanian Writers Union (Bucharest) since 2002:

http://www.uniuneascriitorilor.ro.

I have published 9 books in the field of Literature, Journalism and Communication Sciences.

Please, see them at: http://cristina-rhea.blogspot.ro/p/published-books.html .


1996: Rhea Cristina -- Ochiul strainului, poezie 
(Stranger’s Eye, poetry book), DU STYLE Publishing House, Bucharest, 1996 


1996: The Award of the Romanian Writers Union (Dobrogea Branch) for my Stranger’s Eye, poetry book.


I am a correspondent/contributor of „The Aspera Romanian Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc.“, Boston Massachusetts, USA (www.memoria.ro) that represents a digital library of interviews, memories, oral history studies, books and images of Romanian recent history) since 2000.

Some of the interviews-surveys which have been published in my three published books („Europeans at our home“, „22 witnesses to the Destiny“ and „Romania, which has vanished“) exist on this site, in Romanian and English.

I had a weekly broadcast named „A Cultural Dialogue” on the TV5 Europe SIGMA Channel, Bucharest, where I had dialogues with representative personalities of the Romanian culture (1995-1998).

My ability to create an authentic poetry was greatly appreciated by the Romanian mass media and the most important Romanian cultural magazines:
“Poesis” (Satu Mare), “Contemporanul, Ideea europeana” (Bucuresti), “Timpul” (Iasi), “Vatra” (Târgu Mures), “Tribuna” (Sibiu), “Luceafarul”, “Adevarul literar si artistic” (Bucuresti).

Very impressed by my poetry, the famous Romanian choreographer Ioan Tugearu (from the National Romanian Opera) intends to stage a Romanian ballet performance drawn upon my poetry volume „Where Love and Death Do Not Exist”.

My academic and professional interests are the following:

social and cultural aspects of journalism and communication;

feature and creative writing;

book writing (especially biography);

international communication and comparative journalism;

cultural production in mass media;

production broadcast television;

communication and culture;

public relations


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