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Mihaela is a dedicated and passionate PhD student in Politics, with a research focus on the intriguing intersection of memes and electoral behaviour. Her thesis is centred around the narratives embedded within memes in Romania, the motivation of meme creators, and studying memes using bibliometrics as a method.

She has a strong background in the field of sociology, most specifically, digital media and culture in society. Currently working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mihaela has successfully imparted knowledge in comparative politics and British politics to first-year undergraduate students for two years, and currently teaches a module on key concepts and analysis in politics to the same cohorts.

With a keen interest in the media and its profound impact on people's behaviour and perception of politics, Mihaela explores the dynamic relationship between media, participatory culture, and Internet politics. Mihaela is committed to understanding how memes, as a form of popular culture, shape political narratives and influence the electoral choices of citizens.

In addition to Mihaela's primary research interests, she has a broad curiosity that extends to fields such as bibliometrics, quantitative and qualitative analysis, Internet studies, social networking platforms, and the evolving landscape of online participatory culture. Mihaela is open to collaboration in any of these areas and is eager to work with fellow researchers to delve deeper into the fascinating realm of politics in the digital age.

With an insatiable curiosity and a commitment to expanding our understanding of contemporary political dynamics, Mihaela is poised to make significant contributions to the fields of politics, sociology, media studies, and Internet culture.


  • JA Political science (General)
  • HM Sociology
  • H Social Sciences (General)


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