Notes on Editors

In: The Romance-Speaking Balkans
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Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković
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Mihai Dragnea
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Thede Kahl
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Blagovest Njagulov
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Donald L. Dyer
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Angelo Costanzo
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Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković is a Senior Research Associate of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade. She holds a Ph.D. in the anthropology of folklore at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. She is a linguist and anthropologist dedicated to the study of the Romance-speaking populations in the Balkans, and a member of the Gypsy Lore Society, European Academic Network on Romani Studies, Folklore Association of Serbia and Balkan History Association (Scientific Board). Her research interests are related to sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, language acquisition, Romance and Balkan linguistics, migration studies, Balkan and Romani studies.

Thede Kahl is Professor of South Slavic Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, head of the commission Vanishing Languages and Cultural Heritage, and secretary of the Commission for Balkan Linguistics of the International Committee of Slavists. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Hiperboreea, and a member of the Scientific Board of the Balkan History Association. His research interests are in the field of dialectology, ethnography and folklore in the Balkans and Mediterranean, and multiethnic co-existence.

Mihai Dragnea is Associate researcher of the University of South-Eastern Norway, the President of the Balkan History Association and the Editor-in-Chief of Hiperboreea. He is a contributor to IMB and IBHR, published by Brepols, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, and the Romanian Association of Slavic Studies. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board (History) at the Cambridge Scholars Publishing. His research interests include cultural, social and political relations between Germans, Scandinavians and Slavs during the High Middle Ages, Viking Age, early Slavic ethnicity and state formation, and identity and conflict in the Balkans.

Blagovest Njagulov is Associate Professor at the Institute for Historical Studies in Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Honorary Professor at Sofia University and New Bulgarian University in Sofia. He is member of the editorial boards of the Valahian Journal of Historical Studies and Cahiers Balkaniques (Balkan Journals) in Paris. His research interests include the modern and contemporary history of Bulgaria, ethnic politics in the Balkan region, historiography and memory, Romania and the Balkans, history of Bulgarian-Romanian relations, and protection of minorities in Balkan states.

Donald L. Dyer is Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts of the University of Mississippi, USA, and Distinguished Professor of Modern Language. He is the Editor of Balkanistica, the journal of the Southeast European Studies Association, and the book series Romance Monographs, published by the Department of Modern Languages of the University of Mississippi. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of the Balkan History Association. His research and teaching interests include Balkan Slavic and Balkan Romance, Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian languages in Moldova, and language contacts in South-Eastern Europe.

Angelo Costanzo is Associate Professor of English & Linguistics at the Bloomsburg, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is member of the following professional organizations: Linguistic Society of America, National Council of Teachers of English, American Dialect Society, and the Southeast European Studies Association. His research interests concern the verbal conjugation patterns in some of the less-studied Romance languages (e.g., Catalan, Aromanian, Sicilian dialects of Italian, etc.). His other research interests include various aspects of the languages spoken in the Balkans, specifically Albanian, Romanian, and North Macedonian.

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