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Curriculum Vitae - Romana, Careja, Ph.D. 

Fields of research 

East-West migration, immigration policies in host and home countries, comparative politics, transition to democracy and economic transformation of Central and Eastern European countries

Work experience 

Associate Professor, Center for Welfare State Research, Political Science Department, Southern Denmark University (since October 2013)
Research and Teaching Fellow, Institute for Sociology, University of Cologne, Germany (October 2010 to September 2013)
Research Collaborator, European Social Observatory, Brussels, Belgium (since September 2010)
Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, SOCLIFE Research Training Group, University of Cologne, Germany (October 2008 to September 2010)
Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Political Science, University of Bern, Switzerland (October 2003 to September 2008)
Research Fellow, Institute for Political Science, University of Bern, Switzerland (January 2003 to September 2003)
Associate Teaching Assistant, Political Science Department, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania (October 1999 – December 2002)

Teaching experience 

“Concepts, methods and data” (Southern Denmark University WS 2013) (MA level)
“Challenges to state and society” (University of Cologne SS 2011, 2012) (BA-MA level)
“Introduction to migration” (University of Cologne SS 2011, 2012, 2013) (BA-MA level)
“Defining and measuring concepts in social sciences” (University of Cologne SS 2009, 2010, 2013) (PhD level)
“Civil society in communist countries” (University of Cologne WS 2010, 2011, 2012) (BA-MA level)
“Introduction into political sociology” (University of Cologne WS 2010, 2011) (BA-MA level)
“Transitions to democracies in post-communist countries” (University of Bern, SS 2007, 2008) (BA level)

Education and training 

2009: PhD in Political Science, Institute for Political Science, University of Bern, Switzerland
1999: MA in Political Science, Political Science Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
1998: BA in Political Science, Political Science Department, Babes – Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Research projects 

2011-2012: Coordinator: Making Migration Work. Migration and Development in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Funded by German Research Foundation (with Hans-Jürgen Andreß)
2010-2013: Micro and Macro Predictors of Electoral Behavior in Post-Communist Romania. Funded by CNCSIS-UEFISCSU, project number PN II-RU 311/2010
2011-2012: Analysis and Follow-up of Mutual Learning in the Context of Peer Review in the Social Protection and Social Inclusion Programme. Funded by European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG. Managed by European Social Observatory (Brussels) and Public Policy and Management Institute (Vilnius)
2010 –: Dialogue Social Européen: Bilan et Perspectives. Funded by ETUC Brussels
2006 – 2008: Industrial Relations and Politics in Post-Communist Countries. Funded by Swiss Science Foundation.
2001 – 2004: Societal Conflicts and Forms of Government. A Comparison of 28 Eastern European Countries. Funded by Swiss Science Foundation.  
2001 - 2004: Coordinator: INTAS-NIS collaborative research project Democratic Opposition as a Consolidation Factor in Transitional Regimes: Comparative Analysis of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Funded by INTAS Belgium, part of FP6-INCO
2002: Coordinator: Community Development in Romania. The State of the Field. Funded by King Baudoin Foundation, Belgium

Other academic activities

* Managing Editor of the Research Training Group SOCLIFE Working Paper Series
* Reviewer for the Executive Unit for Research and Development High Education Funding (UEFISCDI, Romania),  Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
* Reviewer for Swiss Political Science Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal of Comparative Politics, Journal of Politics, International Migration, International Migration Review
* Member of Editorial Board of Romanian Journal for Society and Politics (2002-2006)
* Member of Editorial Board of Swiss Political Science Review (2004-2006)
* Member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and of the section Migration and Citizenship (of APSA)
* Member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
* Mentor for political science students, Institute for Political Science, University of Bern (2003-2008) and for PhD students, Research Training Group SOCLIFE, University of Cologne (since 2008)
* Created teaching material for the long-distance learning module offered by the Political Science Department of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Democracy and Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe (2004).


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