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Marius Ghincea is a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, pursuing a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences. Simultaneously, he is a Senior Teaching Assistant at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna.  His research agenda focuses on identity and foreign policy, the EU’s foreign and security policy, and global political ordering. He also provides policy-oriented consultancy to various private and public actors.

Prior to joining the European University Institute in 2019, he worked for various think tanks specialized in foreign and security policy, political risk and provided freelance assistance to interested actors. He worked in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, and the United States.

His doctoral research project attempts to explain how national identity contestation operates and what are the implications of this contestation for a country’s foreign policy. For this, he uses a research design that employes a triangulation of methods including discourse network analysis, surveys, and process tracing.