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Edmond Nicolau Technical College, Bucharest

Marilena Dracea Chelsoi web

Dr Marilena Drăcea-Chelsoi graduated with a PhD in Literature and Culture from the University of Bucharest, with a focus on North American Studies. Her background is philology, but she has frequently written and lectured on art and politics, as well as security and environmental issues. She is currently a member of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) and of CEACS (Central European Association of Canadian Studies). She is involved in polar education and outreach missions and emphasising the interconnection between the Poles and the rest of the world. She is also interested in tourism and the relationships between institutions of this field in order to promote tourist destinations without harming Nature.

Marilena is keen on means of expression such as poetry, her creations having been revealed during several APECS Polar weeks. At the same time in her classes, she encourages her students to set forth their ideas not only by common methods but also via poetry, painting or music.

Research projects / interests:

  • Polar art and its purpose
  • The danger of climate change in both polar regions
  • Perception of the polar worlds in literature
  • Polar tourism - raising awareness and/or seriously disturbing Nature
  • Strategies of raising interest in polar education, especially in non-polar countries (like Romania)

For publications visit: Marilena's Academia page

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Areas of interest:

  • Polar Governance
  • Tourism
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Antarctic Treaty System
  • History
  • Environmental Management
  • Polar Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environment
  • Arctic military and environmental security
  • Teaching polar issues

Keywords: polar literature and culture, polar ecology, polar art, polar environment