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Biography

I am currently a Researcher at the Social and Political Sciences Department of the European University Institute. My ongoing research is mostly focused on the effects of political socialization under communism on the political attitudes and behaviors of citizens toward European Union integration, ideological self-placement, social trust and others. 

Previously, I have worked for the World Bank Group in the Europe and Central Asia region, particularly on social policy development, marginalized groups and youth studies. I have also worked for the Open Government Partnership, the European Commission Representation in Romania, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and multiple other international and national think-tanks and civil society organizations in Romania. 

Apart from my research career, I have also been active in the Romanian media, mostly written and television, and have delivered public speeches at Die Zeit Stiftung, TEDx Bucharest, Aspen Romania and other national and regional venues. I have also been active in Romanian civil society, being one of the founding members of Romania first fact-checking organization and the first data-illustrating initiative