PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

SHORT CV

COURSES GIVEN:
Central and Eastern European Countries and the EU; Balkan Politics; History of Political Thought; International Relations Theory; Introduction to Political Science; Applied Workshops in European Studies and International Relations; Mediterranean Policy of the EU; Theories of European Integration; European Neighbourhood Policy; Comparative Politics; Minority Politics; Analytical Approaches in Political Science and International Relations.

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH:
European Union external relations (enlargement and neighbourhood); inter-ethnic politics; nationalism, state nationalism and national sovereignty; supranational institutions; phenomenology-inspired qualitative research.

EDUCATION:

2011
PhD in International Relations, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
Thesis title: “The European Union, State of Exception and State Transformation: Turkey, Romania and Minority Politics”. Director of Studies: Dr. Chris Farrands.

2002 – 2004
MA in European Studies, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.
2001 – 2003
MA in American Studies, Graduate School of Social Sciences, “9th of September” University, Izmir, Turkey.

1997 – 2001
BA in Political Science, Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania.
1988-1991
Military Academy of Sibiu, Romania.

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP:

Member of the London-based Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism.
Member of the British International Studies Association.
Member of the Bucharest-based KROSS think-tank, associated with the Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences at the University of Bucharest.