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Education Professional Experience Teaching Experience Workshops Publications Affiliations
Research Focus:
  • Migration Policies
  • Return Migration
  • Demography
  • Ideology of Migration / Culture of Migration
Submitted in May 2008 Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Bucharest. Ph.D. thesis working title: ?Migration Policies in Eastern Europe. Circulatory Migration as Means to Development?, supervisor: Prof. Michael Bommes, Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.
2003 - 2004 Master Program at Central European University, Budapest, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
1999 - 2003 Sociology section of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Bucharest
Professional Experience
Oct 2007 - Jun 2008 Research Fellow in the EU training network "Transnationality of Migrants(TOM)", Migration Research Group, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Hamburg, Germany
Sept 2005 - Aug 2007 Research Fellow in the EU Marie Curie Excellence Grant Project "KNOWMIG"
2005-2006 Researcher at the Migration Research Group, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA), Hamburg, Germany
2004 - 2005 Research Project on the ?Living Typologies among the Roma People?, University of Architecture and Urban Planning ?Ion Mincu?, Bucharest, ordered by the Ministry of Transportation and Public Housing
2004 Research Project on the ?Analysis of social impact of mining restructuring policies at community level in Romania?, World Bank Research
2001 - 2002 Research Project on the ?The Study of Migration at the Community Level?; The International Organisation of Migration (IOM Bucharest)
2001 Research Project on the ?Strategies of Life in a Formerly Industrial Area: Calan ? Hunedoara?; Faculty of Sociology, University of Bucharest
2000 - 2002 Research Project on the ?Strategies of Life and Development in the Department Teleorman?; Faculty of Sociology, University of Bucharest
Teaching Experience
2005-2006 Course on the Sociology of the Dwelling at the University of Architecture and Urban Planning ?Ion Mincu?, Bucharest, Department of Design
2005 Seminars on Social Determinants of the Demographic Phenomena at the Master of Demography from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest
2004-2005 Seminars on Demography at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest
Workshops & Training
March 2006 Training in qualitative methods ? biographical interviews, problem-centered interviews and group discussions ? with Jr. Prof. Arnd-Michael Nohl from the Center for Qualitative Evaluation and Social Research CES e.V.
Sept. 2005 Easy-Eco Bratislava Training on Sustainable Development, part of the programme ?Evaluation of Sustainability?
May 2005 Workshop on ?The Social Production of ?Centru Civic? in Two Political Systems. What was it meant to be, and what attributes do people give it today??, conducted together with Prof. Anette Baldauf in the event collage Bucharest. Postmodernism and the Paris of the East?
Papers at Conferences
May 2006 ?Changing the Home from Abroad. The Impact of Migration on the Community of Origin? at the Conference on ?Poverty, Vulnerability and Migration Choice?, Geneva ? the Graduate Institute of Development Studies.
Nov. 2005 ?From Borsa to Milano. Emerging Transnationalism in Romania? at the conference on ?New Patterns for East-West Migration in Europe? at HWWA ? Hamburg Institute for International Economics.
Oct. 2005 Interdisciplinary workshop in Vienna on urban reconstruction, and conflictual urban areas at the MuseumQuartier.
Aug 2005 ?Migration Ideologies. Migration Policies? at the ?Workshop on Developments and Patterns of Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe? in Prague
June 2005 ?One step at a time: sustainable development strategies in Roma communities? at the ?Impact Assessment for a New Europe and Beyond? Conference, University of Manchester
2007 ?Ideologies of Migration and Policies of Migration?, in Romanian Sociology, No. 1/2007.
2006 ?International Systems of Migration. From Theory to Social Reality? in Romanian Sociology, No. 1/ 2006.
May 2006 ?Housing and Extreme Poverty. The Case of the Roma?. Bilingual edition in Romanian and English. Written together with Catalin Berescu, Marian Celac and Cosmin Manolache. Bucharest, Printing House of the University of Architecture.
June 2005 ?The Social Construction of the Centru Civic in Two Political Systems? together with Anette Baldauf in Observatorul Cultural (Romanian Cultural Magazine)
May 2005 ?The Development Lesson? in Plotki. Rumours from around the Block. No. 8. Online issue on Architecture
Nov 2004 ?The Migration to Germany. A case study of the village Jebel?, as a part in an article about the Romanian Migration, coordinator Dumitru Sandu, at MIGRACEONLINE.CZ
Sept 2004 ?Does an individual make a difference? Migration as means to community change? at MIGRACEONLINE.CZ
June 2004 ?International Migration as a Life Strategy and Community Changing? (Migratia internationala ca strategie de viata si schimbarea comunitara), in The Romanian Sociology Review, no. 2/2004
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