The Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies

CRCE Briefing Paper

An Interview with Oana-Valentina Suciu

The CRCE is indebted to Magda Waszak for her assistance with editing this Briefing.

The Constitution of the CRCE requires that its Trustees and Advisers dissociate themselves from the analysis contained in its publications, but it is hoped that readers will find this study of value and interest.


First published in June 2015

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About the Author

Oana-Valentina Suciu holds a university degree in political sociology and an MPhil and a PhD in political science. Educated in Bucharest, Oxford, New York and Budapest she was also the recipient of several research and academic development grants from OSI, AFP, USIS, and British Council/Chevening. Since her undergraduate years she worked as a civic activist and senior researcher for various NGOs and think-tanks, especially for the Romanian Academic Society and the Institute for Public Policies. She also collaborated with the World Bank Institute in Washington D.C. and with the Centre for Research into Post-communist Economies in London. Currently she is an assistant professor with the University of Bucharest, the Political Science Department, where she teaches political sociology, voting behaviour and the political history of ethnic minorities in Central and Eastern Europe. Between 2007 and 2013 she was the head of the Domestic Programmes Department of the Romanian Cultural Institute. Her research interest lies in the ethnic minorities issues, political representation and transition in Central and Eastern Europe, and public space. She is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters on the above mentioned topics.


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