About us

Petruta Teampau, PhD. Project director

PETRUȚA TEAMPĂU teaches at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, UBB, Cluj, where she has been a lecturer since 2009. She is a PhD. in cultural anthropology (2008), specialized in urban anthropology and cultural studies. She teaches qualitative methodology, political anthropology, and gender studies. She has been part of several international research projects: „Nature, culture and planning in the Danube Delta” (2006-2009); “Teaching Anthropology: Means and Meaning”, ReSet project (Regional Seminar for Excellency in Teaching), HESP (2003-2006); “Teaching Gender in Eastern Europe”, HESP (2005-2008).

She publishes in the fields of urban anthropology, gender studies and cultural studies. Recent publications include: Local cosmopolitanism. Imagining and (Re)-making Privileged Places (with Kristof van Assche), Springer Books, 2014; “Pirates, fish and tourists. The life of post-communist Sulina” (with Kristof Van Assche), in Constantin Iordachi and Kristof van Assche (eds.) The Biopolitics of the Danube Delta: Nature, History, Policies, London: Lexington Books, 2014, pp. 183-194; „Traumatic Natures of the Swamp: Concepts of Nature in the Romanian Danube Delta”, (van Assche, Kristof; Bell, Sandra), Environmental Values, Volume 21, Number 2, May 2012 , pp. 163-183(21); “Crossing trails in the marshes: rigidity and flexibility in the governance of the Danube Delta” (Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Joren Jacobs), Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1, 1-22, 2012; Sulina fabuloasa, Cluj: EFES, 2013; “Corpul in prezent, prezentul in corp”, in Laura Grunberg (coord.) Introducere in sociologia corpului. Teme, perspective si experiente intrupate, Iasi: Polirom, 2010, pp. 15-27.





Daniela Angi, PhD. Senior researcher

Daniela Angi is a researcher in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is also a member of the Center for the Study of Democracy, a research center affiliated to the Political Science Department, since 2008. Daniela Angi has a PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Poland. The chief research topic that grounded Dr. Angi’s research activity is civil society and the related issues of social capital and civic engagement. In addition, her recent research (scientific and applied) covers issues related to citizenship and various sub topics related to education (civic education, education for a democratic citizenship and structural dysfunctions of the education system, such as early school leaving).




Andrada Pintilescu, PhD. Senior researcher




Sorana Constantinescu, PhD. student, Junior researcher




Miruna Pantel, PhD. Junior researcher (on leave since December 2016)


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Ovidiu Oltean, PhD. student, Junior researcher (replaced Miruna Pantel since December 2016)

Since October 2014 I am a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Political and Communication Sciences, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş­Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. The research project I am working on looks at the relation between the process of ethnic migration and social change in a ethnically mixed environment, where social change is understood in terms of transformation of ethnic relations and social hierarchy. Since 2012 I work as a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Democracy, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, in the research project PN­-II-­ID­PCE­2011­3­0602 ʺRecasting Migrants’ Voices. Local Perspectives on Migration, Development, and Social Change in Romaniaʺ, exploring various forms of migration and their effects on migrants’ home communities.

I am licensed in Political Science (2008) and I completed a MA program in International Relations (2010), and a MA program in the Management of Political Organizations (2012). I also participated in the MA program in Political Science at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, Rennes 1 University, France (2008-2009). I hold interests in migration, ethnic relations, democratization and economic development. I have gained a much valued experience in researching migration while doing fieldwork in various emigration settings in Romania in the last years, and by participating at various research workshops and seminars. My academic experience also includes activities of teaching assistance in courses such as Introduction in Political Science, Multiculturalism, Comparative Politics, and Political Analysis, held at the Department of Political Science, College of Political, Administrative, and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University.




Adriana Popescu, administrative support technician


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