Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Political Science (2008-2012)
Trinity College Dublin
Department of Political Science
Dublin, Ireland

2009 - 2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
Trinity College Dublin
School of Computer Science and Statistics
MA in Political Science (Distinction) (2006-2007)
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

BA in Political Science (1st class) (2002-2006)
University of Bucharest
Faculty of Political Science 
Degree course taught in English
Bucharest, Romania


09/2016 - present: Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
University of Southampton
Department of Politics and International Relations

09/2014 - 08/2016: Marie Curie Research Fellow
University College London
Department of Political Science
School of Public Policy

09/2013 - 08/2014: Max Weber Postdoctoral Research Fellow
European University Institute  
Mentor: Prof. Adrienne Heritier

10/2012 - 06/2013: Fulbright Schuman Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Center for European Studies
Hosted by Prof. Frank R. Baumgartner

2015 Essex Summer School in Social Science data Analysis. Course on Dimension reduction in R.

2012-2013: Howard D. Odum Institute for Social Sciences (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Short courses on social network analysis, Nvivo, survey methodology and multi-level analysis.

2010: Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. Course on Social Network Analysis: Theory and Applications.

2009-2010: Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. Trinity College Dublin. 
School of Computer Science and Statistics.

2010: Summer School on Interest Groups Politics. ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups Politics and University of Antwerp, Belgium.


03/2008-07/2008: Stagiare - European Commission, Secretariat-General, Unit D1 (Strategic Objective Prosperity - Lisbon Agenda), Brussels, Belgium.