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DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Get more info about the 2016 admission process by clicking here! If you have questions about our department's doctoral program, you can send a message at badescu@fspac.ro.

The Doctoral Program in Political Science was created in 2010, completing the academic training offered by the Department of Political Science.

Held under the coordination of Prof. Gabriel Badescu, Assoc. Prof. Cosmin Marian and Dr. Habil. Remus Anghel and with the support and involvement of all members of the department, the doctoral program addresses a wide range of research topics in-depth, being complementary to the academic programs at bachelor and master levels offered by the Department.

Doctoral students in the Department carry out research in areas such as comparative politcs, ethnic relations, europeanization, European Union policies, religion, democracy, migration, human rights, or political elites.

The first year of the doctoral program is dedicated to the doctoral school, with classes on international relations, research methodology, comparative politics, political economy, political philosophy and social psychology, offered by members of the Department of Political Science and professors from other UBB departments.

PhD students benefit from opportunites and the research infrastructure made available by the Department and the research centers within it, and the network of contacts in the country and abroad.

Who are our PhD candidates and what are their research interests?

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Anca Aștilean

PhD Candidate

astilean@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I am a second year PhD candidate in the sociology, anthropology field with the topic "Gender empowerment and the new wave of Islamic Feminism in Palestine". I'm also an assistant researcher in the project "Confronting difference throught the practices of transnational families".

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Alexandra Barbuș

PhD Candidate

barbus@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

Alexandra Barbus is a PhD candidate at Babes Bolyai University, the Political Science department. She has a MA degree in Research and Data Analysis and a BS in Statistics. Her main fields of interest are political participation, youth political behaviour and procurement & analytics.

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Paula Beudean

PhD Candidate

beudean@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I have more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, currently working for Danis Foundation. Since 2008, I hold an associate teaching position within the NGOs Management MPA (BBU). I graduated from the same MPA, and then studied Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development at University of Delaware. Paula also specialized in CSR (Executive Education Program, McGill University) and in international development (MA, BBU).

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Oana Blaga

PhD Candidate

oana.blaga@publichealth.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I am a second year PhD student in the Political Sciences Department, my PhD thesis focusing on behavioral economics and the development of tobacco control policies. Most of my research work is conducted in the Department of Public Health, where I have worked since 2011 on cohort studies, randomized controlled trials and other two research projects with an interventional component, with most focusing on the reduction and control of tobacco use in adolescents and around pregnancy.

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Laura Bretea

PhD Candidate

bretea@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I hold a BA from Paris X university and an MA in international relations from Paris I, Sorbonne. I am an electoral expert and works as consultant for the UN, the European Commission and international NGO's. With a 10 year experience, I observed elections in various states and more recently in Egypt, Nigeria or Afghanistan.I currently hold a job with the European Commission in Brussels in the field of International Development.



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Anatolie Coșciug

PhD Candidate

cosciug@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I am a doctoral fellow in sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany with a research on migration and social change in Eastern Europe. He is also an Early Stage Researcher at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, being involved in projects on migration, informal entrepreneurship, social development, and youth.

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Carmen Greab

PhD Candidate

greab@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I am researcher and PhD candidate at the Political Science Department in Cluj. Mymain research interests are civic education and its effect on the political socialization of young people, as well as the institutional tools of local democracy.

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Ovidiu Oltean

PhD Candidate

oltean@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

In my doctoral research I study the relation between ethnic migration in Romania, ethnic institutions and organizations, and social change. Since 2012 I am part of a team that researches the various types of migration and their effects on the migrants' communities of origin.

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Mădălina Mocan

PhD Candidate

madalina.mocan@fspac.ro

Mădălina Mocan is currently a PhD student in Political Sciences at Babeş-Bolyai University, (Cluj-Napoca) and has previously served as executive and development director of Ratiu Center for Democracy where she developed and pursued projects and initiatives in the fields of human trafficking, minority rights and accountability. She maintains an academic and civic interest in human rights issues, particularly victim’s coordinated assistance and compensation, multicultural policies, inequality, and transparency. Her current research interests relate to the role of national and international donors and grant givers in Romania’s civil society public agenda setting while continuing to advice and work with national and international partners in anti-human trafficking projects as well as consulting in civic sector related researches. She is Aspen Institute Romania fellow (2009), German Marshall Transatlantic Fellow (2014) and serves as a board member for Tech Soup Romania.

LinkedIn: Madalina Mocan

Twitter: MadalinaMocan

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Anca Sinea

PhD Candidate

sinea@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

As a PhD candidate, I study the regional role Romania is playing in the broader framework of the EU energy policy. I hold a double Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (from The National School for Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest) and Political Science (Université Paris X) and a Master’s diploma in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the University of Vienna. My subjects of interest include inter alia Resource Politics, Energy Diplomacy, Diplomatic Protocol, National Security.

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Andreea Vornicu

PhD Candidate

vornicu@fspac.ro

Curriculum Vitae

I held a BA in Law and Journalism and a MA in International Development. My research interests are related to institutional designand post-conflict reconstruction, rule of law and transitional justice.

I am a teaching assistant for classes such as Introduction to Political Science, Theories of Democracy, or Transition and Democratization in CEE.