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Alina Bârgăoanu

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019


Alina Bârgăoanu

Alina Bârgăoanu is dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations and Jean Monnet Chair at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. She also serves as president of the administrative board of the European Institute of Romania.

Bârgăoanu’s research will focus on populist revolts in Central and Eastern European countries as a symptom of the European Union’s incapacity to maintain a liberal order. She will compare these revolts with those happening around the globe to assess commonalities and differences. She will argue that the backlash in Central and Eastern Europe is unique because countries in this region were forced to adapt to neoliberal policies to transition from Communism to market economies, compete globally and integrate into the European Union.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Dean and Jean Monnet Chair, Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Alina Bârgăoanu, Raluca Buturoiu and Loredana Radu. “From ‘What Europe’ to ‘Why Europe’: Insights into the consequences of EU overlapping crises,” Why Europe? Narratives and Counternarratives of European integration. Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang, 2017.
  • Alina Bârgăoanu, Loredana Radu and Diego Varela. United by or against Euroscepticism? An assessment of public attitudes towards Europe in the context of the crisis. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.)

Research Project

The East-West divide in the European Union. Implications for the transatlantic relationship


Communication Studies