Name: Claudia Paraschivescu

Host institution: University of Liège

Profile: Claudia Paraschivescu is a PhD student at the University of Leeds, UK, where she is funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council. Her thesis revolves around the notions of transnationalism, belonging, whiteness and daily experiences of integration and it is entitled Transnationalism as the negotiation of belonging. Romanians in London and Paris. More specifically, this research explores Romanians’ daily experiences of transnationalism in London and Paris in order to shed light on the variations and similarities between these settings. In parallel, she is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), as part of the INTEGRIM Initial Training Network. This position enables her to explore in depth the francophone aspects of her work, which will improve the analysis of the multi-sited approach dealt with in her research project.Claudia has previously worked as an immigration consultant in London and Manchester and volunteered for various organisations for immigrants in the United Kingdom, positions which have familiarised her with immigration policies from within. She holds a BA and a Maîtrise from Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle in European Studies and a MSc in Globalisation and International Policy Analysis from the University of Bath, UK.


         Scientific Publications:

         Conference Presentations:

  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Struggles over ‘home’ in a time of crisis. TITLE: “Home and Belonging. Romanian migrants in London and Paris” DATE AND PLACE: December 2016. University of Leeds, UK 
  • TITLE: “European enough? Romanian immigrants and Western European Passports”. DATE AND PLACE: May 2016. University of Leeds, UK
  • TITLE: “Claims, Values and Limits. Romanian immigrants and Western European passports”. DATE AND PLACE: June 2016, University of Sheffield, UK
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: INTEGRIM Scientific Thematic Workshop: WP1- “From Race to Culture: ongoing developments in ethnic studies and its repercussions on belonging and identity politics”. TITLE: “Between a rock and a hard place. An Exploration of Romanians’ in-between lives.” DATE AND PLACE: 8-9 June 2015, University of Deusto, Bilbao, ES
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: PhD Course. Comparative Studies in Migration and Memory. TITLE: “Encounters with whiteness in a transnational context. Romanians in London and Paris” DATE AND PLACE: 6-7 November 2014. Copenhagen, DK

         Thesis Presentation:

  • “Aspirations of Belonging. A Study of Romanians in London and Paris“. Awarded a Doctorate Degree in Sociology. Presented on January 31, 2017 at University of Leeds, UK