Valentin Trifescu is a Romanian historian and art historian. He graduated with a Phd in history from the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and the University of Strasbourg. He also attended postdoctoral studies in philology at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași. He is Dr. Associated Lecturer at the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Art and Design University in Cluj-Napoca and at the Sapientia University in Miercurea Ciuc. He has published 2 books and over 30 research articles and has coordinated 8 collective volumes.