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Cosmina PAUL

Cosmina is a Romanian sociologist and historian specialized in the study of the social and historical representations of vulnerable populations, ethnopolitics and social science research methodology. A former research fellow at Yale University, she benefited from individual research grants from the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe and Romanian Council for Scientific Research, and conducted field researches in Romania and Israel. Her doctoral thesis in the history of mentalities focused extensively on the study of the history of anti-Semitism and nationalism in Romania and employed oral history methodology. She has taught courses on ethnopolitics, multiculturalism and social science methodology at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, where she also coordinated the master program Policies for Roma Inclusion. Her current research interests span from the studies of nationalism to the study of Roma and microfinance.