Alina Vrânceanu

Research Fellow
Alina Vrânceanu is a Research Fellow on the ‘Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM)’ project. Her research explores the connection between citizens and their representatives (political parties) in European societies, from a comparative perspective and focusing in particular on the immigration issue. Within the framework of the MEDAM project, she collaborates on analysing public attitudes and preferences for migration policies in a number of European and African countries. Alina holds a PhD in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2018). Prior to joining the Migration Policy Centre, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute and worked as a Policy Officer at the European Commission. Her research has been published in journals such as Party Politics and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.
Journal articles
  • Vrânceanu, A. (2019). The impact of contextual factors on party responsiveness regarding immigration issues. Party Politics, 25(4): 583–593.
  • Vrânceanu, A. & Lachat, R. (2018, online first). Do parties influence public opinion on immigration? Evidence from Europe. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties: 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2018.1554665.