Stela Garaz

PhD in Political Science
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Qualifications: 
Ph.D. in Political Science (2012), Central European University
M.A. in Comparative Politics (2005), Central European University
Licentiate in Political Science (2004), Moldova State University
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Stela Garaz received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Central European University in June 2012, with Magna Cum Laude honours. Previously she received an M.A. in Political Science from the same university and a licentiate diploma in Political Science and English Language from Moldova State University. In her Ph.D. project, Stela explored the link between power concentration and ethnic minorities'  mobilization in Post Soviet Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. During the last seven years, Stela's main research interests have been the ethnic politics and policies in the post-Communist countries, as well as the impact of the institutional arrangements on the inter-ethnic peace.

In the past Stela worked at Moldova State University (2003-2004), at the European Centre for Minority Issues (2008), at CEU Asia Research Initiative (2010), as well as for various international research projects. Since January 2011 Stela has been working as a full-time Program Officer at Roma Education Fund (Budapest Office), where she has worked within projects contributing to the increase of Roma youth's access to higher education in 16 Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European countries. 

 

Stela Garaz received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Central European University in June 2012, with Magna Cum Laude honours. Previously she received an M.A. in Political Science from the same university and a licentiate diploma in Political Science and English Language from State University of Moldova. In her Ph.D. project, Stela explored the link between power concentration and ethnic minorities'  mobilization in Post Soviet Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. During the last seven years Stela's main research interests have been the ethnic politics and policies in the post-Communist and post-Soviet countries, as well as the impact of the institutional arrangements on the inter-ethnic peace.Stela Garaz received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Central European University in June 2012, with Magna Cum Laude honours. Previously she received an M.A. in Political Science from the same university and a licentiate diploma in Political Science and English Language from State University of Moldova. In her Ph.D. project, Stela explored the link between power concentration and ethnic minorities'  mobilization in Post Soviet Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. During the last seven years Stela's main research interests have been the ethnic politics and policies in the post-Communist and post-Soviet countries, as well as the impact of the institutional arrangements on the inter-ethnic peace.

 

Academic/research topics: 
ethnic politics
Democratic institutions
post-Soviet political processes
qualitative methodology in comparative politics
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Language proficiencies (spoken): 
Romanian (native)
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
English (excellent)
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
French (fluent)
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
Russian (fluent)
Year of enrollment: 
2005/2006