Cristian Ciocan has a PhD from the University of Bucharest (2006) and a PhD from the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne (2009). He is the President of the Romanian Society for Phenomenology (founded in 2000), and the Director of the Institute for Philosophy "Alexandru Dragomir." He is the Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Studia Phaenomenologica (founded in 2001), coordinator of the Book-Series Acta Phaenomenologica at Humanitas Publishing House, and founder of the Centre for Research in Phenomenology of the University of Bucharest. He was Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University "Albert-Ludwig" in Freiburg im Breisgau (2007-2008), of the New Europe College (2009-2010), and of the University "Al. I. Cuza" of Iasi (2010-2013). He was invited lecturer at the University of Cluj (2010 and 2011). In 2009, he received the prize In hoc signo vinces for research excellence, awarded by CNCSIS (Romanian National University Research Council).