I am a political scientist working in the field of European Studies with an interest for democracy, political communication, and political identity. I have obtained my PhD in political science with specialization in Comparative Politics and International Relations from the University of Maryland at College Park and my master from Northeastern University. I am the vice-chair of the Center for European Studies at Lund University as well as the program coordinator for the MA programs in European Studies.I have also worked as a US-based correspondent and political analyst for BBC Radio, Romanian Service and as a course coordinator at the Harvard Business School.
About the research
My current research has several orientations. One of them deals with memory conflicts in Europe after 1989. More concretely I want to study if the EU acts as a memory actor and how the EU defines the consequences of memory conflicts for integration. I am a member of the Nordic research network "Towards a Common Past?" and I have been part of a team that,under the leadership of Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, formulated and wrote a grant proposal to the EC within the framework of the FP-7.
I also do research in the field of communication policy and political symbols. I am intersted in which graphic symbols have been developed by the EU in order to reach out and win over EU citizens. I also want to know how these citizens have received and interpreted these graphical symbolic message.
Other research interests at the moment encompass the relationship between literature/film and politicis in Romania, as well as the connection between religion and nationalism in secularized (or post-secular) societies such as Sweden.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2011). Myth, Identity, and Conflict : A Comparative Analysis of Romanian and Serbian Textbooks. Lexington Books.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Petersson, B. (2011). (Eds.) Religion and nationalism : meeting points, conflicts and challenges.
- Önnerfors, A. & Dutceac Segesten, A. (2007). (Ed.) Negotiating Europe: Foundations, Dynamics & Challenges. Centre for European Studies, Lund university.
- Bossetta, M., Dutceac Segesten, A. & Trenz, H.-J. (2017). Political participation on Facebook during Brexit : Does user engagement on media pages stimulate engagement with campaigns?. Journal of Language and Politics. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2017). A typology of political participation online : How citizens used Twitter to mobilize during the 2015 British general elections. Information Communication and Society, 20, 1625-1643. Taylor & Francis.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2017). The Eurosceptic Europeanization of public spheres: print and social media reactions to the 2014 European Parliament elections. Comparative European Politics. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Wüstenberg, J. (2016). Memory Studies : The State of an Emergent Field. Memory Studies. SAGE Publications Inc..
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2004). Globalization and Ethnic Conflict: Beyond the Liberal – Nationalist Distinction. Ethnopolitics, 3, 20-39. Routledge.
Book chapters (6)
- Bossetta, M., Dutceac Segesten, A. & Trenz, H.-J. (2017). Engaging with European Politics Through Twitter and Facebook : Participation Beyond the National?. In Barisione, M. & Michailidou, A. (Eds.) Social Media and European Politics (pp. 53-76). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Törnquist-Plewa, B. & Dutceac Segesten, A. (2017). Memory Studies in Motion : Reflections on two new research trends in the field. In Törnquist-Plewa, B., Bernsand, N. & La Rosa, M. (Eds.) In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe (pp. 135-148), 8. Centre of European Studies at Lund University.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2013). Nationalism : gamla och nya debatter. In Petersson, B. & Johansson, C. (Eds.) IMER i dag : aktuella perspektiv på internationell migration och etniska relationer (pp. 65-89). Liber.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2013). The Post-Communist Afterlife of Dissidents: The Case of Herta Müller. In Schoenhals, M. & Sarsenov, K. (Eds.) Imagining Mass Dictatorships: The Individual and the Masses in Literature and Cinema (pp. 28-51). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2011). Nationalism in Romanian Textbooks : Change or Continuity?. In Törnquist-Plewa, B. & Stala, K. (Eds.) Cultural Transformations After Communism : Central and Eastern Europe in Focus (pp. 214-250). Nordic Academic Press.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2010). Europe at the Margins : How Europe Appears in History Textbooks from Serbia and Romania. In Drechsel, B. & Leggewie, C. (Eds.) United in Visual Diversity : Images and Counter-Images of Europe. Transaction Publishers.
Conference contributions (11)
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2015). A typology of digital engagement on social media : Twitter use during the 2015 British general election campaign.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2015). Civil Society Engagement on Twitter During the 2015 British and Danish Elections.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2015). More, Less, or No Europe: Swedish and Danish Media Reactions to the Rise of the Far-Right in the 2014 European Parliament Elections.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bossetta, M. (2014). Euroscepticism Online: A Comparative Content Analysis of Two Online Platforms from Sweden and Denmark.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2012). At the Intersection of Nation and Church : Political Myth in the Balkans.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2012). European Identity from Below : The Presence of Eurosymbols in Two European Capitals.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2012). Memory Politics in Chisinau.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2011). Collective Memory between Reconciliation and Contestation in Europe after 1989.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2011). Eurosymbols in the city : Malmö and Copenhagen compared.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. (2011). The Afterlife of Post-Communist Dissidents : Herta Mueller.
- Dutceac Segesten, A. & Bechmann Pedersen, S. (2010). Ethical Dilemmas and Moral Ambiguities in Cristian Mungiu’s Stories of the Communist Past.
- Director of Studies at Central and Eastern European Studies, European Studies, Russian Studies and Yiddish
- Member, Board of Section 5, Centre for Languages and Literature