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Irina Ciornei

Irina Ciornei

Research Fellow Marie-Sklodowska Curie


Irina Ciornei is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at IBEI with the project "The missing pillar. European social policy and Eurosceptic challenges" (SOCIALEU) where she investigates the relationship between supranational social policy and Euroscepticism based on an original methodology that combines qualitative inquiry and experimental research. Irina's work focuses on topics related to European politics, immigrant incorporation and public policy implementation.

Irina holds a PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Previously she was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bern. In her previous work she dealt with the transnationalisation of party politics, emigrant political participation and governance of morality policies. She published her work in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and Party Politics.

Background and education

  • (2014) PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


  • 2019. MSCA Individual Fellowship


Research interests

  • Migration
  • Governance and policy implementation
  • European politics and policy-making

Research projects

Selected publications

  • Ciornei, Irina; Euchner, Eva-Maria; Yesil, Ilay

    2021.Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education.West European Politics,DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2021.1927546Link
  • Ciornei, Irina; Ross, Malcolm G

    2021.Solidarity in Europe: from crisis to policy?.Acta Politica,56:209–219LinkLogo open access
  • Ciornei, Irina; Recchi, Ettore

    2020.Los efectos de la inmigración en la movilidad social en la Unión Europea: ¿frena o acelera?.In:

    Sandra Isabel Fachelli Oliva (ed)

    Perspectivas y límites en el estudio de la desigualdad social: Movilidad social y clases sociales en tiempos de crisis.Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (CIS).Link
  • Ciornei, Irina; Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva

    2020.Transnational turnout. Determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections.Political Geography,Vol. 78, AprilLink
  • Ciornei, IrinaApaydin, Fulya; Poetzschke, Steffen; Braun, Michael

    2019.Methodological Appendix.In:

    Ettore Recchi, Díez Medrano, Mike Savage et al (Eds.)

    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.London:Policy Press.Link
  • Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva; Ciornei, Irina; Lafleur, Jean-Michel

    2019.Why do parties support emigrant voting rights?.European Political Science Review,11(3):377-394Link
  • Barbulescu, Roxana; Ciornei, Irina; Varela, Albert

    2019.Understanding Romanians' Cross-border Mobility in Europe: Movers, Stayers and Returnees.In:

    Recchi E. et al (eds)

    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.Polity Press,pp: 195-225.
  • Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva; Ciornei, Irina

    2019.Political parties and the transnational mobilization of the emigrant vote.West European Politics,42(3):618-644Link
  • Ciornei, Irina; Apaydin, FulyaDíez Medrano, Juan

    2019.Explaining Solidarity in the European Union.In:

    Ettore Recchi, Díez Medrano, Mike Savage et al

    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.London:Policy Press.Link
  • Weber, W; Ciornei, Irina

    2018.Solidaridad europea y crisis financiera.In:

    Mariano Torcal (ed)

    Opinion publica y cambio electoral en España.Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (CIS),pp: 59-75.
  • Ciornei, Irina, Recchi, E

    2017.The sources of European solidarity? Assessing the effects of cross-border practices and political attitudes.Journal of Common Market Studies,55(3):468-485Link
All publications