Adina Maricut

Adina Maricut was a postdoctoral fellow at Bard College Berlin during the academic year 2016-17, teaching courses on comparative politics, policy analysis, and EU governance.
She earned an Erasmus Mundus Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of York and the Central European University (2012) and a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University (2016). Her research interests lie in the area of European Union (EU) politics and European public policy and governance. Her dissertation explored the evolution of institutional behavior in the EU’s area of freedom, security and justice—covering contentious issues such as immigration, asylum, and counter-terrorism policy. Her postdoctoral research examines EU institutional responses to crisis situations in connection with the phenomenon of politicization. Additionally, Adina has expertise in comparative public administration and higher education in post-communist contexts. She has previously taught at the Central European University in the Roma Access Program and the School of Public Policy.  

Classes taught at Bard College Berlin

Understanding Systems of Power: Foundations of Comparative Politics (Fall and Spring Terms)
Participation, Deliberation, and Democracy: Policy Analysis and Engagement (Fall Term)
Crises in the European Union (Spring Term)

Selected Publications

(forthcoming, 2016) ‘With and without Supranationalisation: The Post-Lisbon Roles of the European Council and the Council in Justice and Home Affairs Governance’. Journal of European Integration (in production).

(2015). ‘Forms in Search of Substance: Quality and Evaluation in Romanian Universities’. European Educational Research Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 113–125. (with Geven, K.)

(2015) ‘A Merry-Go-Round of Evaluations: Moving From Administrative Burden to Reflection on Education and Research in Romania’. In Curaj, A., Matei, L., Pricopie, R., and Salmi, J. (eds) The European Higher Education Area: Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies. Springer International Publishing, pp. 665-684. (with Geven, K.)

(2015) ‘Why Do Romanian Universities Fail to Internalize Quality Assurance?’. In Curaj, A., Deca, L., Egron-Polak, E., and Salmi, J. (eds) Higher Education Reforms in Romania: Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges. Springer International Publishing, pp. 43–61. (with Geven, K., Sabic, N., Santa, R. and Sârbu, O.)