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VRANCEANU, Alina

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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-756  (ext: 2756)
Office: VPAD 02

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 is expected to receive her PhD in Political Science at Pompeu Fabra University in 2018. 

Alina’s PhD research focused on mass-elite linkages in the context of the immigration issue. Some of her recent research has been published in Party Politics. 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 polarisation of citizens’ preferences in this policy area and the extent to which it may be influenced by polarisation 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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