2nddegree research fellow with the Research Institute for the Quality of Life (ICCV) of the Romanian Academy of Science.

-   Member of ICCV Scientific Council since May 1999. Program coordinator since 2004.

-   Previous positions: 3rd degree research fellow between October 2000 and March 2007, research fellow between September 1998 and September 2000; assistant researcher until August 1998).

-   Research fields: sociology of values, postcommunism, social capital, social policy (focus on education, housing, welfare ideologies), relative deprivation and poverty, rural development.

Associate professor – University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Department of Sociology. (2001-prezent).

Lectures: “Social indicators” (graduate course, 2009/2010), „Social diagnosis” (graduate course, 2008/2009), “Social Statistics” (2002/2003), “Social Policy” (2002-2007), “Community Development” (2005/2006, 2006/2007), “Public opinion surveys” (2005/2006).

Past employers
  • Visiting scholar: CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg (Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development). (2011-2012) [www.ceps.lu]

  • University teaching: the National School for Political Science and Administration - Bucharest (2010, 2011), University of Bucharest (1999, 2001-2008),  Eastern University, Saint Davis, Pennsylvania (2003). [See teaching experience.]

  • Consultancy: consultant for various organizations, including Romanian Presidency, EACEA, the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO, CEDU 2000+, LDK, Soros foundation, DFID, USAID, BERD, Wyg International, DC Communication, etc. [see consultancy contracts]