PhD candidate in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, Central European University, Budapest
CEU Junior Visiting Fellow
(February – April 2018)
Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research in Late-Socialist Roma
My research explores the development of social indicators for measuring quality of life in late-socialist Romania, reconstructing the interplay between social policy, ideology, and scientific practice at a time when living standards dropped dramatically. It argues that the concern to control the social implications of modernization stemmed from broader revisions to dogmatic Marxism Leninism, as well as from mimesis of Western scientific discourse.