Gruia Bădescu is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Zukunftskolleg Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and, before Konstanz, he was a Departmental Lecturer and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford. His research examines urban and architectural interventions in the aftermath of political ruptures, including post-war reconstruction and memorialisation after political violence. His publications examine the relationship between reconfigurations of urban space and memory processes in Southeastern Europe, also in dialogue with other regions, specifically South America and the Middle East. He is the convenor of the Memory, Space and Place working group of the Memory Studies Association.