Entangled worlds of labour

historical anthropology of labour, labour relations in Eastern Europe

About me

Lewis Hine, 1920. Power house mechanic working on steam pump.
Records of the Work Progress Administration.

Alina-Sandra Cucu

Historical anthropologist of labour, Eastern Europe, Romania

I hold a PhD in sociology and social anthropology from Central European University, Budapest.

After completing my PhD, I held several fellowships at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), re:work – Centre for Work and the Human Life Cycle in World History – Humboldt University (Berlin), New Europe College (Bucharest), Goldsmiths (London) and at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Nantes).

I am currently a research fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin).


I am available for lecturing on Eastern and Central European labour relations, socialism and the post-1990 transformations in the former Soviet bloc, knowledge production in industrial settings, and histories of planning.