Raluca ROGOVEANU – Diasporic Dialogues in Sites of Memory: the case of Romanian-Americans

Abstract: Centered on the exploration of Romanian ethnicity in the United States, this study analyzes how salient ethnicity is for Romanian-Americans and the manner in which they negotiate their ethnicity as members of organized groups through cultural events. To this end, this study focuses on ethnic cultural events understood as platforms for the performance of ethnic identities and on the cultural strategies through which ethnic imagery comes into being through tropes of history and imagination so as to create “moments” of collective self-recognition.

Key words: ethnicity, Romanian-Americans, ethnic organizations, memory, cultural events

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