Horia M. Dijmarescu

  • Teaching Assistant Professor & Advisor

Horia M. Dijmarescu (he/they) is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor. Horia is also affiliated faculty with the Global Studies Center, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. His dissertation research focused on how actors justify or contest actions, examining wartime use of incendiary munitions and the legitimation of forms of governance in response to conflagrations. The project traces how discursively invoked rules constitute rhetorical resources through which actors (re)produce and negotiate meanings of rules themselves. More recently, his work has explored the normalization of violence against sexual and gender identity minorities, and on the identity-constructing effects of transnational heritage tourism economies. Horia leads the Pitt in Romania: Identity and Global Politics study abroad program. Horia earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University and a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington, D.C. During his time in D.C., he worked in the grants program at the United States Institute of Peace. Horia was born in Romania and grew up in Canada. He is also the proud dad of a cat named Strawberry.

Courses Taught

  • PS 0550: Introduction to Global Studies
  • PS 1550: Gender and Global Politics
  • PS 1675: Politics of Human Rights
  • PS 1502: International Law and Problems of World Order
  • PS 1581: International Relations Capstone: Philosophy of Science and Global Politics
  • Pitt in Romania: Identity and Global Politics (study abroad) 

Education & Training

  • PhD: Political Science, Northwestern University, 2020

Research Interests

  • Politics of Identity
  • Rules and Norms
  • Global Studies
  • Transnational Discourse
  • Atrocity Crimes and Human Rights
  • Invisible Power
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Interdisciplinarity Social Science



Area of Study