Dr. Alexandra Petrescu

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  • since 2013-affiliated postdoctoral researcher with the Birmingham Sexuality and Gender Studies research network, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • since 2012 Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal "European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities" (EQPAM) published by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • since 2012 member of the European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities (EPAM Research Group established jointly by universities and research institutions from 10 Eastern European countries)
  • 2011-2012-affiliated postdoctoral researcher with the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe (CISSGE), University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 2010-2011-postdoctoral researcher in Political Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2009-Robert Schuman scholarship awarded by the European Parliament,  Directorate-General for Personnel, Directorate for Human Resources Strategy, Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit, Luxembourg    
  • 2008-Ph.D. in Political Science with the thesis in French "Les droits politiques des femmes en Roumanie et en Belgique. Approche comparative (1866-1944)", University of Bucharest, Romania, qualification awarded "very good", thesis available in the National Library of Romania, Bucharest
  • 2008-Scholarship awarded by New Europe College (Institute for Advanced Studies, Bucharest), NEC-LINK programme of collaboration between the University of Bucharest and the University of Iasi (Romania)
  • 2006-2007-Erasmus scholarship for research studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Department of Political Science, Belgium
  • 2006-2007, 2007-2008-Course "Construction of political citizenship in Europe" taught in French to students enrolled in the B.A. programme, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2005-Master diploma in Compared Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2005- DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2005-2008-Doctoral studies in Political Science, full-time studies with scholarship, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2004-2005-Scholarship awarded by AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Department of Political Science, Belgium
  • 2003-Bachelor diploma in Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania, with congratulations of the jury
  • 2000-Trainee at the Romanian Ministry of Culture, Department of International Relations, Directorate for European Integration

Research experience

  • Between 2006-2008 researcher, Institute for Political Research, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Since 2006 member of the research networks "Cultures juridiques, gouvernance"/"Genre, droits et citoyenneté" and "Francophonie institutionnelle, Etat(s) francophone(s) et francophonie" of Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
  • Between 2008-2010 affiliated researcher with the project “European Protest Movements since 1945” supported by the European Commission and directed by the University of Heidelberg, University of Halle Wittenberg and the University of Zurich

Prizes/Certificates

  • 2008-Second Prize at the National Contest of Literary Debut, Poetry section, awarded by Lumen Publishing House, Iași, Romania
  • 2008-IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Academic module
  • 2008-CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English)
  • 2007-FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English)
  • 2003- DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de langue française)
  • 1999-Distinction awarded by the Romanian Ministry of National Education at the National Contest of Philosophy
  • 1998-Distinction awarded by the Romanian Ministry of National Education at the National Contest of Romanian Literature
  • 1996-Second prize awarded by the Romanian Ministry of National Education at the National Contest of Romanian Literature