Dr. Stefan Dorondel (Romania) is a Senior Researcher at the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy and is also affiliated with the Institute for Southeast European Studies Bucharest. Stefan completed a Ph.D. in History and Ethnology at the Lucian Blaga University Sibiu in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2007. He carried out his postdoctoral research with Yale University, New Europe College Institute for Advanced Studies Bucharest, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich and University of Cambridge. His research interests revolve around issues such as postsocialist environmental changes, land use change, property rights, and strategies to cope with the floods. In 2013, he received a 3-year research grant from the Romanian Research Agency for a project entitled ‘Taming Postsocialist Nature: Floods, Local Strategies and National Policies along the Lower Danube’.