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.
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.