Prof RUXANDRA TRANDAFOIU

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    Biography

    I am a politics and communication scholar with expertise in Eastern European migration policies, diaspora activism, transnational mobilities and nationalism. I am also interested in the way communication technologies support and enhance practices of mobility, border crossing and cosmopolitanism. Some of my research focuses on the potential of social media to support the political engagement and activism of marginalized groups, particularly diasporas. I research the impact of public debate and media discourse on migration policy, with particular application to Eastern Europe. My research considers political communication as an important conduit in framing mobility as a political issue. My work also engages with the post-colonial context of Eastern Europe, read through the lens of media, creative arts and political discourse. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Migration Working Group - North West
    • Culture Power and Inclusion Research Group

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