Research seminars

Research seminars are organised in the form of presentations of published scientific articles for the purpose of receiving critical comments for editing and finalizing the text. Recently published studies are presented for further research and the creation of new publications. Lecturers may be invited by other local or foreign university centres, faculty members or doctoral students at the stage of their advanced studies. Research seminars are usually conducted in English and take place on Fridays from 10:00 am.

List of presentations in reverse chronological order

Emrah Irzik, sociologist (PhD, Central European University) and visiting researcher at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University : ”Bitcoin, from Fantasy to Fiasco”

Ileana-Maria Turda, PhD candidate at the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire, UK under the Doctoral Training Alliance COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and visiting researcher at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University: ”Positioning Vulnerability, Empowerment and Ethics: Reflections on Studying Sex Trafficking ”

Kyle Piispanen, Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Science and Policy, CEU and teaching fellow at the Sociology Department: ”Lively Fungi in Milpa Agriculture: Multispecies Worldmaking in Contemporary Mesoamerican Cuisine ”.


Olena Puhachova, Assoc. Prof., National University of Kyiv – Mohyla Academy and teaching fellow at the Sociology Department: ”Self-organization of Social Systems”.


Volodymyr Artiukh, PhD student in Social Anthropology at Central European University Budapest and teaching fellow at the Department of Sociology: “Class genesis of the authoritarian populist regime in Belarus.”

Piotr Pienkowski, University Lecturer PhD at the Institute of Sociology, Wroclaw University, Erasmus mobility: “Civil society in danger. Polish perception of the Ukrainian crisis.”


Emrah Irzik, PhD in Sociology, CEU Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow: “Pre-Disaster Capitalism in Istanbul: How a Future Earthquake is Used to Justify Present Neoliberalism.”


Diana Galos, PhD student at the European University Institute (Florence), Department of Political and Social Sciences: Same Education, Different Labour Market Outcomes? A Fixed Effect University Analysis in Italy.”


Cătălin Berescu, PhD in Sociology and architect at the FRONTAL Association: “How many ghettos can we count? Identifying Roma neighbourhoods in Romanian municipalities.”


Norbert Petrovici, PhD lecturer, FSAS-UBB: “Socialist macroeconomic dynamics in Romania.”


Raluca Perneș, Ph.D. candidate, University College London: “Meanings of Tradition and Custom in Land Management in Ghana.”


Magdalena Elena Craciun, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Anthropology, University College London: “A sale of fashionable Islamic dress in Istanbul.”


Florin Poenaru, CEU postdoctoral teaching fellow: “Theory and history of historical periodization: a Romanian case-study.”


Rik Adriaans, PhD student in social anthropology at Central European University Budapest and teaching fellow at our faculty: “The All-Armenian Appeal of Nagorno-Karabakh: Diasporic Humanitarianism and Infrastructural Promise in Los Angeles.”


Samuel Echevarria-Cruz, associate professor of sociology at the Austin Community College and Fulbright Fellow at FSAS-UBB: “The perception of corruption within the past three years among Romanians. Eurobarometer 79.1 (2013).”


Irene Peano, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna: “Migrant labour in Italy.”

May 8, 2015

Norbert Petrovici, PhD Lecturer, FSAS-UBB: “Framing Criticism and Knowledge Production in Semi-peripheries: Post-Socialism Unpacked.”