Professional and Scientific Activities
After accomplishing the military service (1981-1983, soldier, infantry) Marian Munteanu was employed as simple worker at the Bucharest Enterprise of Subway Exploitation where he worked for 4 years (1983-1987).
During this period Marian Munteanu was involved in intensive ethnological field researches and studies in Suceava, Neamt, Hunedoara, Timoc (after 1989), Fãgãras, Vrancea regions. Afterwards he continued the research activities as student at the Bucharest University. In Fãgãras and Vrancea regions he worked in research-teams under the supervision of Professor Mihai Pop.
During the period 1987-1991 he was a student of the Letters Faculty, The University of Bucharest.
After completing his education he carries on the ethnological and folk researches, also being in charge of various editorial and publishing activities (from 1995 he is editorial adviser for Valahia Publishing House)
From 1999 he teaches Ethnology, Anthropology, Folklore and History of Religions courses at the Bucharest University, the Letters Faculty, as Associated Professor.
Marian Munteanu is member of The Romanian Association of Ethnological Sciences (ASER) and Editor of CERC Ethnology Publication (Romanian Contemporary Ethnological Researches).
His main scientific contribution, so far, is related to introducing the freedom and the freedom obstruction themes in the ethnological sciences topics range. This contribution is mainly represented by his monumental work THE FOLKLORE OF DETENTION, The Forms of Freedom Deprivation in Folklore, Study, Typology, Anthology and Glossary, Valahia Publishing House, 2007. This ample work identifies and describes, for the first time in the Romanian Ethnology, (very likely for the first time in the international Ethnology) the ways the freedom deprivation is perceived and assessed by a traditional community.
The anthropology and social sciences researches allowed him to develop practical applications in the administrative and economic areas. Thus, Marian Munteanu creates new evaluation and intervention methods, in the human resources management, as well as in the organizational management processes. These accomplishments are reflected in his economic activities, as Senior Adviser and Manager (1995-1999) of a major Human Resources Agency (Professional) and, from 2004, as Senior Adviser for Employer Consult, Consultancy company. He also actively participated at the legislative debates, in areas such as Education, Culture and Labor. These debates were institutionally organized by the tripartite social dialogue bodies (Government, Employers' Organizations, Trade Unions). In this capacity, he represented, as delegate, several Employers' Organizations Confederations, representative at the national level (1999-2006).