Doru Pop was born in Baia Mare on 3 May 1970. He lectures in the Theatre and Television Faculty in Cluj. He attended the Philological and Historical Lyceum in Oradea, graduating in 1988, and read Literature at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, graduating in 1994. He was awarded a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communication by Chapel Hill University, North Carolina, in 2002, and a Doctorate in Philosophy by the Babes Bolyai University in 2003, having defended a thesis on the philosophy of visual culture. He was a Fulbright and Ron Brown scholarship student in 1995 96 and 2000 2002, and taught a course on Romanian film at Bard College, New York, in 2012. He has published collections of essays: Hell’s Elections: Faux Treatise on the Shortcomings of the Native Political Imagery (2007), The Eye and the Body: Modern and Postmodern in the Philosophy of Visual Culture (2005), 9/11. The Day Democracy Died (2003), The Mass Media and Democracy (Polirom, 2001), The Mass Media and Politics (2000), and Social Obsessions (1998), and a collection of stories for children: Grandma Nana’s Tales (2003). He has translated The Theory of Democracy Reinterpreted by Giovanni Sartori (Polirom, 1999). He has contributed to anthologies and writes political commentaries, book reviews and essays for a number of Romanian literary magazines.