Letitia Cosnean Nistor is a junior researcher in the Architecture Department at Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest (Romania). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture (2006) and a PhD in Art History (2014). Since 2001 , she has participated in various excavations of ancient archaeological sites from Dobrudja (Histria, Argamum, Nufăru) and the ancient Dacia (Sarmizegetusa and Covasna fortresses) as an assistant in recording architectural structures and fragments.
She has worked as a conservation architect in an international program that protects and restores rural architectural heritage from Southern Transylvania, under the patronage of Mihai Eminescu Trust (Sighișoara-London). She developed her doctoral thesis based on the architecture of Early Modern noble residences built in this area. One of her main research topics continues to be the transfer and reception of European architectural and theoretical ideas in early modern Transylvania and the architecture of private devotional spaces of elites.
She is member of ARA Association, which promotes the interdisciplinary research in the fields of archaeology, architecture, and restoration in Romania. In 2017, she joined the Architecture Department of the Vasile Parvan Institute of Archaeology. Her current research interest focuses on the historic building archaeology (Bauforshung) of ancient and medieval architectural monuments, while working on a catalogue of ancient architectural blocks, preserved in various collections across Romania.