Dr Magda Giurcanu
I am a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University. I received my PhD from the University of Florida and I held a Post-Doctoral Research position in the Institute of Political Studies at Charles University, Prague.
My research and teaching interests lie in political behavior, European integration, post-communist politics, and the role of (social) media in authoritarian or democratic regimes. In addition to Comparative Politics and European Studies, which are my major specializations, I hold minors in International Relations and Political Methodology.
Specifically, my research looks at the relationship between public attitudes and electoral behavior in European Parliament elections, party development in the European Union, the electorate's use of social network sites (SNSs) in democracies and/or autocracies, voting behavior in transnational legislatures. I have published on these topics in Politics & Policy, Studies in Comparative International Development, Mass Communication and Society, and East European Politics and Societies & Cultures, among others.
My teaching and research has been sponsored by external grant funding agencies, such as NSF, EUSA, the European Politics and Society section of APSA, the International Visegrad Fund in Bratislava, and EUROLAB-GESIS Cologne.