Anamaria Dutceac Segesten is Senior Lecturer in European Studies at Lund University. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Univeristy of Maryland (USA) and has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Research-wise, Dr. Dutceac Segesten has written extensively on the topic of nationalism, collective identity and conflict. She is currently driving several projects investigating the role of social media in democratic politics.
Keywords: social media, European politics, political communication, collective identity, democracy, elections, nationalism, East and Central Europe.
Her pedagogical experience covers European Union politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics and East and Central European politics. Dr. Dutceac Segesten is co-founder of the European Studies discipline at Lund University. She has taught at universities in the United States and Scandinavia, where she has supervised over 40 theses at the under and post-graduate levels. She has been twice nominated for university-wide pedagogical awards.
Dr. Dutceac Segesten has an extensive leadership experience. She is currently Director of Studies for Section 5 at the Center for Languages and Literatures, vice-chair of the interdisciplinary Center for European Studies, and Erasmus+ project manager for Lund University in a cooperation spanning eight universities in five countries.
Dr. Dutceac Segesten is an active member of the SamTech think-tank, founded at Lund University for the purpose of providing expert advice on how technology impacts society, and of the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning network, which brings together engineers, data scientists, humanists, lawyers, and social scientists to discuss the development of AI and its practical, social, and ethical consequences.
She has received funding from the Crafoord Foundation, the Wahlgren Foundation, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden’s largest private research fund). She is nominated as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow for 2019. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Communication Association, the European Consortium for Political Science and the European Communication Research and Education Association.
As a public intellectual, Dr. Dutceac Segesten has written numerous articles in the media and has been active in reaching out to the general public through public lectures and participation in popular science events. In her communication she has been helped by having served as political analyst for radio BBC World Service during her stay in the United States.