Oana is in charge of the management of the scientific-informational infrastructure of the ECMI, and, to a limited manner, of doing desk research, event coordination and executing project action projects.
Before re-joining ECMI, Oana was granted a PhD scholarship by the Bamberg School of Social Sciences and funded by the DFG. Additionally, her PhD studies have been funded also through the ‘Step by Step Scholarship’ offered by Women's Representatives of the University of Bamberg. Her PhD thesis, entitled ‘Manipulation and Threat: the dismissal of Roma candidates’, explains why Roma candidates are nominated on the lists of mainstream parties, at the 2016 local elections in Romania, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. She holds a double degree in European Studies (M.A/ M.Sc.) from University of Flensburg and University of Southern Denmark and a BA in political Science from University of Bucharest. Her research interests include: Roma, minority groups, gender, intersectionality, political representation, party politics.
Buta, O. and Gherghina, S. (2022). Organizational Capacity and Electoral Gains: Why Majority Parties Nominate Roma Candidates in Local Elections, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2022.2031921