Anca is a social worker by training who is currently working in social research. She is a lecturer in the Social Work Department of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work. She has just published her first book in Romanian in Tritonic's Social Work collection. The book is a result of reading and researching disasters produced by flooding in rural Romania. She argues that disasters are constructed and explores how residents respond to floods.
Her research interests are disasters, the use of technology and social media and group social work. She reads in the fields of social policy, social research methodology, history, and theories of social work.
For fun, she reads history, especially about the 20th century, about productivity, human nature and happiness, philosophy, and political theory.
When she is not working or reading, she is working out or swimming, watching videos on Youtube, conversing with people, drinking coffee or writing. She is sometimes painting, planning the next trip, or listening to music.
Being fully supported by parents and her kindergarten teacher, Ms Dana, Anca started teaching at 7 years old, when, after school, she went to kindergarten to read stories to those not yet ready to go to school. Over the years she practiced on her younger brother and other friends and colleagues interested in her inputs. She gained theoretical knowledge by actively participating in the Pedagogical Module during social work undergraduate studies. Since 2014, she has continuously practiced her teaching skills while working with the social work undergrads at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, at the University of Bucharest.
Professionally, among the best experiences of her youth are included the Erasmus exchange to the HAWK in Hildesheim, Neidersachsen, Germany (September 2012 - February 2013) and the Programme Assistant Internship with the Swiss Contribution Office in Bucharest (May - November 2013).
Currently, Anca is a holding a Ph.D. in Sociology. While definitely contributing the Anca's professional development, the doctoral programme played an essential personal-development role in her life. She considers this a great achievement and is now feeling more empowered than ever to continue learning, reading, researching, and writing.
Anca is thankful for her family, her friends and for being surrounded by open, hardworking colleagues. There are several persons who highly contributed to becoming Anca, persons to whom she is grateful for having the privilege to have met, played, and worked since 1989. Most missed are the best father ever, Florin, grandmother, Mariana, and her neighbor, Sorin.