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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-756  (ext: 2756)
Office: VPAD 06

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences
Mentor: Hanspeter Kriesi
Thematic Group: Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy


Alina Vranceanu is a political scientist with a research focus on political representation, public opinion, party competition and comparative politics. She received her PhD in Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University in November 2018. 

Alina’s PhD research focused on mass-elite linkages in the context of the immigration issue. Some of her research has been published in Party Politics and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. As a Max Weber Fellow, she will build upon and expand her previous research by focusing on additional factors that influence the connection between political parties and citizens on the immigration issue. In this sense, she aims to explore how cross-pressured voters form preferences about this issue. Furthermore, she is interested in the polarization of citizens’ preferences in this policy area and the extent to which it may be influenced by polarization at party level and by institutional factors such as the welfare state.

During her PhD, Alina was a visiting PhD candidate at the University of Essex, Department of Government, as well as a researcher within the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology at Pompeu Fabra University.

Alina has acquired teaching experience in ‘Introduction to political science’ at undergraduate level.

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