Georgiana Turculet

Georgiana Turculet


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    As a Post Doctoral Researcher in Copenhagen University, in the Philosophy Section of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (MCC) I am employed under a European Commission funded project, the H2020 Grant RESPOND, Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond, coordinated by Uppsala University.

    My ongoing work as a researcher in RESPOND, since 2017, triggered the inception of a new philosophical area of interest, which prompts a variety of practical and scholarly ramifications and considerations. Recently I begun to be interested to understand and engage with institutionalized contemporary practices that lead to precarious working conditions, gender discrimination, gender pay gap, glass ceiling effects, empirically shown to result in keeping mostly minorities and women in marginal roles in academia and other fields, yet are philosophically under-explored.

    Prior to my Post Doctoral appointment, I received my PhD from Central European University. While a PhD candidate at the Central European University, I have been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, which has led me to spending one year at Koc University in Istanbul at the Migration Research Center MiReKoc as well as the Department of International Relations. Before my arrival at Central European University I gained professional experience working as a journalist and in the communication and press departments of the European Commission in London and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in East Jerusalem.

    I received my BA and MA degrees (graduating summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Roma Tre in Italy. Other academic affiliations through various sponsorships and awards include: University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris (as an Erasmus student), at Columbia University in New York (as a Visiting Scholar), where I wrote my MA dissertation on the “Moral Psychology of Identity”; the Center of Migration COMPAS, Oxford (informal visit), New York University (NYU) as a Visiting Academic, and Babes Bolyai University (UBB) as a Global Teaching Fellow.

    Primary fields of research

    Within the field of Political Science, I specialized in the sub-field of Political Theory. As a philosopher, I am especially interested in exploring issues concerning migration and the rights of migrants from a normative perspective. My research interest attempts to bridge the gap between the realm of philosophers with those of migration scholars and policy makers. I focus on migration, citizenship, and democracy, particularly the moral and political issues raised by the movement of people across state borders.

    I am interested more generally in conceptions of justice, legitimacy, authority and state nations. I currently focus on the growing contemporary debate in ethics of migration and ways in which it attempts to accommodate the movement of people across borders in view of political liberalism, specifically, in view of its main tenets, freedom and equality.

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