News from Fulbright Student Alumna Andreea Voina

News from Fulbright Student Alumna Andreea Voina

Andreea Voina, a recent Fulbright Student alumna in the field of Political Communication at the University of Georgia, defended her Ph.D. thesis on October 31st, and was awarded "Summa cum laude" based on a thesis elaborated during the research program in the United States. Her pioneering thesis focuses on women's representation and discourse in Romania and the United States, and draws a comparison between the two countries' dynamics in terms of women's legislative representation and campaign rhetoric. Andreea defended her thesis at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, in front of a committee presided by Prof. Delia Balas from FSPAC (UBB). The committee also included thesis advisor Prof. Sandu Frunza (UBB), and referees Assoc. Prof. Oana Baluta (UB), Prof. Vasile Dancu (UB), and Prof. Ioan Hosu (UBB). 

Prof. Tudor Vlad from the University of Georgia, Andreea's academic advisor during her Fulbright program, was also present at the event, and had an intervention on her activity in the USA. Prof. Tudor Vlad, Director of the James M. Cox Jr. International Center for Journalism and Mass Communication Training and Research, was pivotal to Andreea's intellectual development and the development of her thesis, by overseeing the research process, helping her network with experts in the field, and helping her refine her critical thinking skills during her Fulbright grant in particular.