Education

2016 (April) – Habilitation, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work- Sociology.

2006 – 2007 – Post Doctoral Fellow, CRIV-VIFF-Universite de Montreal, Monteal, Canada (Professor Jacqueline Oxman Martinez)

1999 – 2001 – M.A., National School of Administrative and Political Scences: Major: Gender Studies

1996 – 2000 – Ph.D, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Major: Sociology (Sociology of Mass Communication)

1986 – 1990 – M.A., University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Major: Philosophy-History (Philosophy).

Other courses and qualifications

2014 (January-August) – Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Sofia,University Research Complex ’’Alma Mater’’ and Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

2011 (July-October) – Visiting Senior Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea.

2008 (September-November) – Visiting Fellowship, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

1996 (June-July) – Fellowship: Summer Course Media and Democracy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Grants – Director

January – August 2014 – Director of the Grant 2014 EU Elections in Bulgaria and Romania. Sofia University ”St. Kliment Ohridski” – University Research Complex ”Alma Mater”, Contract Number FUNK01-1/22.12.2009.

2013 – 2014 – Grant Director, Academy of Korean Studies, Grant – AKS-2013-R71. Searching the Sameness and Otherness through Hallyu in the Balkans and Central Europe. Academy of Korean Studies.

2004 -2005 – Grant Director, National Council for the Scientific Research [CNCSIS] Grant No 117/2004: Mass media and the process of Romania`s integration in the Europea Union – A journalistic view [www.cncsis.ro].

Grants – member of the team

2016 – Member of the team which made the research project Demokracja bezpośrednia w Europie Środkowej i Wschodniej po 1989 roku: wymiar formalnoprawny i praktyczny. Analiza politologiczna (UMO-2014/15/B/HS5/01866). The project was coordinated by Prof. dr hab. Maria Marczewska-Rytko from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University “Maria Skłodowska-Curie”, Lublin –  and was financed by the National Science Centre  – Poland (Project No. 2014/15/B/HS5/01866)

2014 – 2015 – Member of the Romanian team which made the research project European Election Campaign 2014. The project iwas coordinated by Edoardo Novelli (Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy), Christina Holtz Bacha (University of Mainz) and Kevin Rafter(Dublin City University).

2012 – 2014 – Member of the Romanian team which made the research project Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency. The project was coordinated by Agnieszka Stępińska from the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. The project was co-sponsored by the Polish National Center of Science (grant no. NN 116 614044).

2012 – 2014– Member of the Romanian team which made the research project EU KIDS Online III. The project was coordinated by Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Department of Media and Communication

2012 – 2014– Member of the Romanian team which made the Safer Internet 2012 Project Net Children Go Mobile. The project was coordinated by Giovanna Mascheroni, Universita Catolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italiy.

2008 – 2011 – Member of the Romanian team which made the research project EU KIDS Online II. The project was coordinated by Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Department of Media and Communication.

2008 – 2012 – Member of the Romanian team which made the research project The Romanian diasporic public and the public space in Romania. The project was coordinated by Camelia Beciu (National School of Political and Administrative Sciences, Bucharest, Romania).

2007 – 2009 – Member of the international team which made the research project Sexually explicit imagery in mass media. The project was coordinated by Katharine Sarikakis (Leeds University) and Alison Beale (Simon Fraser University).

2005 – 2006 – Member of the Romanian Team (Together with Ph.D. Researcher Camelia Beciu, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy) which made the research project about the presentation of the International Day of Women in Romania. The project was made at the same time in several countries from Europe and was coordinated by Marlène Coulomb-Gully and Simone Bonnafous (France).

1996 – 1999 – Member of the Romanian Team (Together with Dorina Miron and Lori McKinnon from Alabama University, United States) which made the research project about the influence of mass media on the voting behavior in Romania. The project was made at the same time in several countries from Eastern Europe (Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Russian Federation, Yougoslavia, Germany, Turkey and Romania) and was coordinated by Lynda Lee Kaid (Oklahoma University). The results were published in L. L. Kaid (Ed.), Television and Politics in Evolving European Democracies -pp.89-116, New York: Nova Sciences. –ISBN-1-56072-753-5.

Teaching

See my page of the courses I teach at the University of Bucharest.