Bachelor and doctor in psychology from the University of Bucharest, Vintilă Mihăilescu is actually professor of anthropology at the National School of Political Studies and Administration in Bucharest, and vice-dead of the Faculty of Political Studies. He has conducted personal and collective fieldworks in rural and urban settings in Romania for about 40 years, and has been involved as project manager in 16 national and international research projects. Professor Mihăilescu founded the Romanian Society of Cultural Anthropology in 1990, was director of the Romanian Peasant’ Museum between 2005 and 2010, and a visiting professor in different universities from France, Italy, Canada, Belgium, Suisse and Germany. He is also a columnist with Dilema Veche since 1998. His main fields of interest are rural and urban community studies, material culture and theoretical anthropology.