Roxana Barbulescu


Dr Roxana Barbulescu is University Academic Fellow in new Migrations in UK and Europe at the University of Leeds, UK. 

Roxana joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy in September 2016 as University Academic Fellow in New Migrations in UK and Europe.

She received a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2013 and completed an MA in at Jacobs University (Germany) in 2008. Roxana has completed her undergraduate studies in Craiova (Romania) and Bielefeld (Germany). Before joining the School, Roxana has been Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, the College of Europe (Natolin Campus) and, the University of Sheffield.

Roxana is the founder of Commission on Diversity in the North ,  Co-director of Migration News and sits on the editorial board of Investment Migration Working Papers where she is Deputy-Editor. 

She is also a Country Expert for EUDO Citizenship Observatory, hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, Florence.

About New Europeans

Contribution to the board

I am an European citizen whose academic work focuses on migrant rights, citizenship and integration with a particular interest on freedom of movement in Europe and emerging new communities. In addition to my academic work, I am dedicated advocate of European citizenship and its associate rights and have strong links with the Romanian community in UK particularly in the North of England.

As a Trustee for New Europeans, I hope to better link the organisation with the fast growing Romanian community in UK and the North of England with a view of the forthcoming Brexit Day. Furthermore, I am committed in  strengthening links between academia, statutory agencies and the wider civil society in UK and I have experience in doing so from founding the Commission on Diversity in the North which brings together local authorities, the Policy and national and local charities.


Interview with Dr Roxana Barbulescu, Europe House, 22 October 2018


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