Institut d'Etudes européennes
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Vlad is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Fellow (MSCA) at Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj, Romania), Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland) & Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) within the Horizon Europe GEM-DIAMOND project (Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism: Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative Models and mounting Normative Dissensus). His doctoral project, supervised by Sergiu Mişcoiu (UBB), Sandro Cattacin (UNIGE) & Ramona Coman (ULB), examines anti-gender movements in Romania and Greece through the framework of Europeanisation. His original research will argue that interpretations of so-called ‘gender ideology’ and patriarchal right-wing populism are two sides of the same coin and plead for a more complex understanding of the way in which seemingly distinct political forces can converge in a specific setting, producing dissensus (understood here as a contestation of liberal democracy) as a general outcome.

Trained as a historian, Vlad holds a BA (with First Class Honours) in History from Canterbury Christ Church University and an MA (with Merit Honours) in Modern History from the University of Kent. His previous studies have focused on problems of post-Communism and Euroscepticism.


October 2022 — Present : Ph.D. candidate at Babeş-Bolyai University (Faculty of European Studies), Université de Genève (Global Studies Institute) & Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-CEVIPOL) & Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Fellow - GEM-DIAMOND Project Work Package #2 (funded by the European Commission — Horizon Europe); Cluj-Napoca, RO, Geneva, CH & Brussels, BE

October 2022 — Present : Research Assistant at Babeş-Bolyai University (Faculty of European Studies); Cluj-Napoca, RO

December 2020 — July 2022 : Independent Consultant; Brussels BE

March 2020 — December 2020 : Strategic Advisor at European Parliament; Brussels, BE & Strasbourg, FR

August 2018–December 2019 : Data Science Bootcamper & Junior Data Analyst at DigitYser; Brussels, BE

September 2015 — July 2018 : Independent Consultant; Brussels, BE

September 2012 — May 2015 : General Political Consultant & Chief Copywriter at Ambition House; London, UK

September 2013 — September 2014 : MA (with Merit Honours) in Modern History at University of Kent; Canterbury & London, UK

October 2010 — June 2012 : International Relations Manager at Canterbury Enterprise Group; Canterbury, UK

September 2009 — June 2012 : BA (with First Class Honours) in History at Canterbury Christ Church University; Canterbury, UK

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