Maria-Carmen Pantea

Departament: Departamentul de Asistență Socială

Titlu: Profesor universitar doctor

Adresa:Clădirea Mărăști, str. Anghel Saligny

Birou: sala 404

Functia: Cadru didactic;


Maria-Carmen Pantea is Professor at the Social Work Department, BBU. Her research interests are in the area of Youth Studies, in particular young people’s relationship with work in its various forms: university-to-work transitions, vocational education and training, overqualification, entrepreneurship, volunteering. She is member of the Advisory Group of the Pool of European Youth Researchers of the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership. Maria-Carmen is member of the European Commission expert group on quality investment in education and training and an editorial board member of Journal of Youth Studies. In 2020-2021 she was one of two researchers contracted to support the EU Youth Dialogue as part of the German and the Portuguese EU Council Presidencies. She is the author of ‘Precarity and Vocational Education and Training. Craftsmanship and Employability in Romania. London’, Palgrave (2019). PhD in Sociology (BBU), MA with Merit in Gender Studies (Central European University) and MSc in Evidence-Based Social Interventions (Oxford).

Curriculum vitae

  • studii de tineret
  • educație și formare profesională
  • formare antreprenorială
  • raporturile absolvenţilor de învăţământ superior cu piaţa muncii
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Social ties at work: Roma migrants and the community dynamics
MC Pantea
Ethnic and Racial Studies 36 (11), 1726-1744, 2013
Grandmothers as main caregivers in the context of parental migration Bunicile ca ıngrijitoare in contextul migratiei parintilor
MC Pantea
Older People and Migration, 73-90, 2017
From ‘making a living’to ‘getting ahead’: Roma women's experiences of migration
MC Pantea
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38 (8), 1251-1268, 2012
Young people’s perspectives on changing families’ dynamics of power in the context of parental migration
MC Pantea
Young 19 (4), 375-395, 2011
Affirmative action in Romania’s higher education: Roma students’ perceived meanings and dilemmas
MC Pantea
British Journal of Sociology of Education 36 (6), 896-914, 2015
On entrepreneurial education: dilemmas and tensions in nonformal learning
MC Pantea
Studies in Continuing Education 38 (1), 86-100, 2016
The changing nature of volunteering and the cross-border mobility: where does learning come from?
MC Pantea
Studies in Continuing Education 35 (1), 49-64, 2013
Young people in cross-national volunteering: Perceptions of unfairness
MC Pantea
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 30 (5), 564-581, 2013
On pride, shame, passing and avoidance: an inquiry into Roma young people’s relationship with their ethnicity
MC Pantea
Identities 21 (5), 604-622, 2014
‘I have a child and a garden’: young people's experiences of care giving in transnational families
MC Pantea
Journal of Youth Studies 15 (2), 241-256, 2012
Performing the border of child labour: Roma working children
MC Pantea
Romani Studies 19 (1), 19-48, 2009
Perceived reasons for pursuing vocational education and training among young people in Romania
MC Pantea
Journal of Vocational Education & Training 72 (1), 136-156, 2020
Understanding non-participation: perceived barriers in cross-border volunteering among Romanian youth
MC Pantea
International Journal of Adolescence and Youth 20 (3), 271-283, 2015
Precarity and Vocational Education and Training: Craftsmanship and Employability in Romania
MC Pantea
Springer, 2019
Persuading others: Young Roma women negotiating access to university
MC Pantea
Education as Change 19 (3), 91-112, 2015
Beyond skills: Facets of mobility in Romania’s vocational education and training
MC Pantea
The Palgrave handbook of youth mobility and educational migration, 297-310, 2022
Young people, entrepreneurship and non-formal learning: a work in progress
MC Pantea, R Diroescu, M Podlasek-Ziegler
SALTO-Youth Participation, 2014
A new elite? Higher education as seen through the lens of young people working in innovative technologies
MC Pantea
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 34 (3), 340-355, 2021
‘You Can Change the World’ Young People and Youth Organizations Becoming Entrepreneurial
MC Pantea
Young 26 (3), 232-249, 2018
Challenges for combating Roma Child labor through education in Romania and the need for child centered Roma policies
MC Pantea
Budapest: International Policy Fellowships of the Open Society Institute, 2007
Vezi toate articolele

2022-2024: Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research Development and Innovation, Exploratory Research Projects (PN-III-P4-PCE-2021-0366)
Project: Opportunities and constraints for career development of non-STEM graduates: A mixed method approach (jobs4non-STEM)”
Project Director. 

2018-2020: Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research Development and Innovation, Projects for Young Research Teams (PN-III-DCD-RU-TE-2016-1)
Project: “University-to-work transition. A qualitative inquiry on overqualification among Romanian young people”
Project Director. 

2015-2017: Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research Development and Innovation, Projects for Young Research Teams (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0011)
Project: “A youth-centered analysis of the changes in the nature and meaning of work”
Topic: sociological research on Vocational education and training (VET)
Project Director.

2013-2014: BBU
Individual Research Grant 34030/2013: Social Enterprises: opportunities and risk factors

2010/ 2011: Local Government and Public Sector Service Initiative (OSI/ Budapest)
Fellowship to undertake research on Reintegration Initiatives for Returning Roma Migrants

2007/ 2008: Center for Advanced Study, Sofia.
Fellowship: Shaken Order: Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societies

2006/ 2007: Open Society Institute (OSI)
International Policy Fellowship. Research: “Combating Roma Child Labor through Education in Romania: Challenges and the Need for Child-centered Roma Policies”.

2004/ 2005: Open Society Institute Europe, Higher Education Support Programme Academic Fellowship Program
Returning Scholar Fellowship for teaching at the Department of Sociology and Social Work, BBU Cluj Napoca.

2003/ 2004: Civic Education Project (CEP)
CEP Local Faculty Fellowship for teaching at BBU, Romania.