Dr Radu Cinpoes


I am an Associate Professor in Politics, Human Rights and International Relations. I completed my PhD at Kingston University in 2006 and I have taught at Westminster University, as well as Kingston University. Previously, I completed my undergraduate and my postgraduate studies in literature and I taught in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Iasi, Romania. I have published on nationalism, radical right, political participation and on the politics of intolerance, focusing in particular post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. I have developed and taught on a range of modules concerned with identity politics and human rights.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • 2006 PhD Politics, Kingston University, London
  • 1998 'Studii Aprofundate' in Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, 'Al. I. Cuza' University, Iasi, Romania
  • 1997 BA Romanian and English Language and Literature, 'Al. I. Cuza' University, Iasi, Romania

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught


My research interests include nationalism and identity politics, as well as the politics of transition from communism in Eastern Europe. Growing out of my work on nationalism and the politics of exclusion, my research has recently focused on two complementary directions: migration, mobility and refugee issues, on the one hand, and issues concerning discrimination and intolerance, on the other. I have published on the extreme right, nationalism, European identity and Romanian politics. My current research project investigates agential reflexive mediation of structural conditionings and the role of social networks in the context of transnational mobility.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 17.


Cinpoes, Radu (2015) The dilemmas of political (mis)representation : political "cruising" in Romania. Suedost-Europa, 63(1), pp. 95-113. ISSN (print) 0722-480X

Agnew, Eadaoin, Alliez, Eric, Auerbach, Paul, Blackburn, Robert, Botting, Fred, Brady, Mary, Caygill, Howard, Chadwick, Howard, Chanter, Tina, Choat, Simon, Chu, Jonathan, Cinpoes, Radu, Coultas, Valerie, Dines, Martin, Dixon, Paul, Favretto, Ilaria, Finn, Peter, Giaxoglou, Korina, Goldsmith, Carlie, Hallward, Peter, Hawkins, Sue, Haywood, Peter, Higginbottom, Andrew, Ichijo, Atsuko, Isaac, Marina, Jensen, Meg, Kayyali, Reem, Kettyle, Ann, Lambrou, Marina, Latimer, Amanda, Linton, Marisa, Lipsedge, Karen, Malabou, Catherine, O Maoilearca, John, McQuillan, Martin, Micklethwaite, Paul, Morgan Wortham, Simon, O'Brien, Catherine, Osborne, Peter, Pinnock, Winsome, Piper, Jason, Ponto, Maria, Raphael, Sam, Reid, Trish, Roberts, Mike, Rogers, David, Sandford, Stella, Searby, Michael, Siddiki, Jalal Uddin, Smart, Jackie, Spencer, Philip, Stockhammer, Engelbert, Stuart, John, Suess, Eleanor, Swift, Allan, Upstone, Sara, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Wells, Julian and Wilson, Scott (2014) Education should be a right for all. The Guardian,

Cinpoes, Radu (2009) Book Review of: The Romanian revolution of December 1989 by Peter Siani-Davies. European History Quarterly, 39(1), pp. 181-182. ISSN (print) 0265-6914

Cinpoes, Radu (2008) From national identity to European identity. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 2(1), pp. 3-14. ISSN (online) 1843-5610

Cinpoes, Radu (2007) Paradigms in the study of nationalism: self-other and centre-periphery relations. Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, 5, pp. 60-68. ISSN (online) 1584-6628


Cinpoes, Radu (2010) Nationalism and identity in Romania : a history of extreme politics from the birth of the state to EU accession. London, U.K. : I.B. Tauris. 320p. (International Library of Political Studies) ISBN 9781848851665

Book Section

Cinpoes, Radu (2022) Beyond radical right politics : LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary and Romania. In: Koranyi, James and Hanscam, Emily, (eds.) Digging politics. The ancient past and contested present in East-Central Europe. Berlin, Germany : De Gruyter Oldenbourg. pp. 217-240. ISBN 9783110697339

Cinpoes, Radu and Norocel, Ov Cristian (2020) Nostalgic nationalism, welfare chauvinism, and migration anxieties in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Norocel, Ov Cristian , Hellström, Anders and Jørgensen, Martin Bak, (eds.) Nostalgia and hope : intersections between politics of culture, welfare, and migration in Europe. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. pp. 51-65. (IMISCOE Research Series) ISSN (print) 2364-4087 ISBN 9783030416935

Cinpoes, Radu (2015) Political culture and participation: between enthusiasm and indifference? In: Stan, L. and Vancea, D., (eds.) Post-communist Romania at 25: linking past, present and future. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington. pp. 107-126. ISBN 9781498501095

Cinpoes, Radu (2015) "Righting it up": an interplay-based model for analyzing extreme right dynamics in Romania. In: Minkenburg, M., (ed.) Transforming the transformation? the radical right in the political process in east central Europe. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 278-298. (Routledge studies in extremism and democracy) ISBN 9781138831834

Cinpoes, Radu (2013) Right-wing extremism in Romania. In: Melzer, Ralf and Serafin, Sebastian, (eds.) Right-wing Extremism in Europe: Country Analyses, Counter-strategies and Labor-Market Oriented Exit Strategies. Berlin, Germany : FES. pp. 160-197. ISBN 9783864985225

Conference or Workshop Item

Hands, Victoria, Cinpoes, Radu, Annan-Diab, Fatima, Boaz, Annette and Anderson, R. (2019) New ways of working to cope with uncertainty - lessons from the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015). In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Finn, Peter, Cinpoes, Radu and Hill, Emily (2022) The Covid-19 pandemic, A Levels, and transitions to UK Higher Education. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 16 p. (Covid Policy Briefs: E-Briefing Papers from The Covid-19 and Democracy Project)

Nancheva, Nevena and Cinpoes, Radu (2021) EU migration and mobility : the impact of Covid-19. (Project Report) Kingston University. 14 p. (Covid Policy Briefs)

Finn, Peter [Editor], Cinpoes, Radu [Author-contributor], Ichijo, Atsuko [Author-contributor], Ledger, Robert [Author-contributor], Nancheva, Nevena [Author-contributor], Pettitt, Robin [Author-contributor] and Ranta, Ronald [Author-contributor] (2020) Covid-19 and democracy, first cut policy analyses : country case studies. (Project Report) Kingston University. 92 p.

Cinpoes, Radu (2012) The extreme right in contemporary Romania. (Project Report) Berlin, Germany : FES. 16 p. (International policy analysis) ISBN 9783864983344


Cinpoes, Radu Petru (2006) Continuity and discontinuity in Nationalist discourse: the Greater Romania Party in post-1989 Romania. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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