Dr. Vlad B. Jecan is a play scholar researching the political and ethical consequences of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and cyber conflict. He currently holds a teaching position at the University of Georgia at Athens, U.S.A, and is a Research Analyst at Prisma Analytics, Barcelona, Spain. He received a PhD in Political Science from the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a second PhD in Comparative Literature (currently ABD) from the University of Georgia at Athens, U.S.A.
He has also published research on the intercultural tensions and harmony in East-Central Europe and lectures frequently on these subjects at academic institutions in the United States and Europe.
- with Radu Meza, Co-Citation Mapping and the Intercultural Dialogue of the Intellectual Communities in Arad and Timisoara (19th to early 20th centuries), in Spariosu, Mihai, I., (ed.), Intercultural Conflict and Harmony in Central European Borderlands. The Cases of Banat and Transylvania 1849 – 1939, V&R unipress, 2017, pp. 355 – 367.
- with Radu Meza, Concept Mapping of Ideological Positioning in Cultural and Political Periodicals in the Interbellum Cluj, in Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, vol. 16, no. 2-3, 2013, pp. 237-250
- Vlad Jecan, Radu Meza, Harta co-citărilor ca analiză a comunicării ştiinţifice intercultural din Banat (sec. XIX), in Mihai Spariosu, Vasile Boari (eds.), Armonie şi conflict intercultural în Banat şi Transilvania. Perspective cultural-istorice, European Institute, 2014, pp. 513 – 527.
- Vlad Jecan, Hacking Hollywood: the hacker culture in three popular films, Journal of Media Research, no. 11, 2011, pp. 95 – 114.
Conferences and Presentations
- “The Political Values of the Hacker Culture in Phrack and 2600 Magazine” American Culture Association, 47th Annual Conference, San Diego, April 14, 2017
- “Hacktivism Revisited: Co-citation Analysis of Political Concepts of Major Hacktivist Groups” Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium, University of Georgia, March 20, 2017
- “The Process in Translation: Quantum Relations Principle and New Machines” The Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, University of South Carolina – Columbia, October 15, 2016.
- “Strategy, Military Thought and the Hacker Spirit. A Post-Clausewitzian Framework” College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, University of Babeș-Bolyai, June 20, 2016.
- “A Digital Humanities Approach for the Study of Intercultural Dialogue ” College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, University of Babeș-Bolyai, May 4, 2014.
- “On the Digital Apocalypse. Media and Cyber Threat Inflation”, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, University of Babeș-Bolyai, February 25, 2013.
- “Author Co-Citation Analysis and Concept Mapping as Research Methods for Intercultural Studies,” at Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für Kulturstudien und Theatergeschichte, Viena, 25 octombrie, 2012
- „Computer-Assisted Research in Intercultural Studies,” at the The 2012 Cultural Bridges in Germany Forum, Berlin. Conference on ”Strengthening Intercultural Relations in Germany Through Arts, Sports, Politics and the Economy”, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Nov. 7-9, Berlin, 2012
- „Authors and their Work as Cultural Bridges. A Case Study for Banat”, at The Cultural Bridges in Germany – A Forum for Young Leaders, Nov. 7-11 (nov. 10), 2012, Berlin
- with Radu Meza, „Co-Citation Mapping for Intercultural Studies / Harta co-citărilor pentru studii interculturale”, at Intercultural Conflict and Harmony in Banat and Transylvania: Cultural-Historical Perspectives, May 17-19, 2012, Timișoara, Romania
- with Radu Meza, „Concept Mapping of Ideological Positioning in Cultural and Political Periodicals in the Interbellum Cluj”, at Computational Models for Interethnic Studies in Transylvania and Banat, 27-29 September, 2012, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Vlad Jecan, “Cybersecurity and the State. An overview” College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, University of Babeș-Bolyai, January 25, 2012.