Maria-Mihaela Nistor is a PhD candidate in International Relations and European Studies at the Doctoral School of International Relations and Security Studies at Babeş-Bolyai University.
Her main research topic is the migration security-nexus with the case studies: Canada and Germany. She is a member of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies (and founding member of the Central European Young Canadianists’ network), a member of the Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies, the Altiero Spinelli Centre for the Study of European Governance (CASSOE) of Babeş-Bolyai University, and the Association for Borderlands Studies.
Her teaching experience includes seminars in International Relations, Geopolitics, Security Studies and Political Sciences at Babeş-Bolyai University. She was Romania’s representative within the European Youth Delegation to Canada in 2010 within the Thinking Canada Study Tour. In spring 2013 Ms. Nistor was awarded a Graduate Student Scholarship by the International Council for Canadian Studies and conducted research at the Department of Political Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, under the supervision of Professor Keith Banting.
She has published articles on the analysis of multicultural discourse, national and ethnic minorities in the EU, security dilemma, Schengen issue, the management of irregular migratory flows at the EU’s Black Sea Border.