I started off as a historian, but the questions I was primarily interested in were related to voting behavior: Why do people vote? How do voters decide which party to vote for? How do people form political attitudes? Why do some issues dominate elections over others?
After several brief attempts at understanding political attitudes in Romania -- as a campaign volunteer in the 1996 presidential election, a field interviewer with Daedalus and Gallup survey companies, and a chairmanship position at an election precinct in the 2000 presidential elections -- I decided to transition to political science to find my own answers to the questions mentioned above.
My academic journey took me over a variety of different political and cultural contexts, including Romania, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and the United States (Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois).
My full vitae can be accessed here.