Iona Ramsay

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I am a first year PhD student in the department of history, supervised by Professor James Mark and Professor David Clarke (University of Cardiff) and funded by the AHRC.

My thesis, entitled ‘Martyrs and Memory: The Politics of Memorialising Anti-Communist Spiritual Resistance in Romania’, explores the role of religion in the development and political instrumentalization of memories of suffering under communism. It focuses on Romania in a European and global context, paying particular attention to links with France and the US, to investigate how religious ideas and networks have shaped new transnational right-wing political formations.

I have an MA in Religion in Global Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.