Craita Curteanu

Craita Curteanu

Central European University graduate. Open to opportunities in social research and communication


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Craita Curteanu's Overview

  • Research Assistant at Central European University; Department of Political Science
  • Assistant Processing Archivist (Human Rights) at Open Society Archives
  • Research and Policy Officer at Center for Research and Consultancy on Culture

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Craita Curteanu's Experience

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2013May 2013 (2 months) Budapest, Hungary

Project: "Populism among Chief Executives in Central and Eastern Europe" - Comparative research project measuring populism among political leaders in countries from Central and Eastern Europe.

• Selecting relevant presidential speeches in Romanian, identifying indicators of populism, assign a score to each speech, summarize and justify the score decision in written, make a brief presentation and discuss the speeches with the project coordinator.

Assistant Processing Archivist (Human Rights)

Open Society Archives

June 2012January 2013 (8 months) Budapest, Hungary

Processing the International Helsinki Federation archival files:
• Sorting files in collection subseries;
• Database administration in Microsoft Access;
• Selecting IHF publications for the OSA Library;
• Final organization of records into a collection that became available for research;

Research and Policy Officer

Center for Research and Consultancy on Culture

October 2008September 2011 (3 years) Bucharest, Romania

• Developing research projects in the field of cultural consumption, infrastructure and policy such as "The Cultural Consumption Barometer in Romania" and "The Cultural Vitality of Romanian Cities";
• Working in all stages of the research process: literature review, research design, elaborating questionnaires and interview guides, data analysis using SPSS/ conducting interviews, report writing. Writing and editing research reports for audiences such as cultural NGOs and policy-making organizations.

Research Collaborator

Soros Foundation Romania

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

October 2010December 2010 (3 months) Bucharest, Romania

Project: "School and Community"

• Conducting interviews, focus groups and questionnaires on the involvement of school in the community’s issues, report writing.

Research Collaborator


November 2010November 2010 (1 month)

Project: "The Public Administrator: a success factor for an effective local management"
Beneficiary: The Ministry of Administration in Romania.

• Conducting interviews with representatives of municipality in Slatina, Romania, writing the report in the form of a case study, presenting the results to the beneficiary.
• Case study published in a final report aimed at supporting the strategy regarding the Public Administrator's role.

Craita Curteanu's Certifications


    • British Council Romania
    • December 2009

Craita Curteanu's Honors and Awards

  • Awarded CEU Fellowship for the Master's Program in Sociology and Social Anthropology

Craita Curteanu's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Verzio Film Festival
      • Human Rights
      November 2011 November 2011 (1 month)
    • Volunteer

      AstraFilm Sibiu - Anthropological Documentary Film Festival
      October 2009 present (5 years)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services

Craita Curteanu's Courses

  • MA, Sociology and Social Anthropology

    Central European University

    • Research Methods
    • Cultural Goods
    • Cultural Players
    • Cultures of Capitalism: Economic Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Contemporary Social Theory
    • Social Memory

Craita Curteanu's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Romanian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Craita Curteanu's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sociology
  2. Qualitative Research
  3. Survey Design
  4. Research Design
  5. Questionnaire Design
  6. SPSS
  7. Academic Writing
  8. Ethnography
  9. Data Collection
  10. Social Research
  11. Focus Groups
  12. NGOs
  13. Politics
  14. Report Writing
  15. Human Rights
  16. Literature Reviews

Craita Curteanu's Education

Central European University

MA, Sociology and Social Anthropology


Thesis: "Living the Middle Class Dream: the case of SUV consumption in Romania"

Interests: Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Consumption, Postsocialism, Memory Studies, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Theory

University of Bucharest

Bachelor, Sociology


Modules: General Sociology, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Urban Sociology, Urban Anthropology, Organisational Sociology, Market Research.

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