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I am an Associate Professor in Politics, Human Rights and International Relations, and the Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights. 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.
School Head of Department
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.
Cinpoes, Radu (2015) The dilemmas of political (mis)representation : political "cruising" in Romania. Suedost-Europa, 63(1), pp. 95-113. ISSN (print) 0722-480X
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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 (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
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
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 Petru (2006) Continuity and discontinuity in Nationalist discourse: the Greater Romania Party in post-1989 Romania. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .