Alumni stories

During the winter of 2021 DSPS alumnus Miklós Zala (Political Theory track, 2017) caught up with fellow alumni to talk about their experience at CEU, their life after graduating, and their current work.

Renira Corinne Angeles
(Political Economy track, 2018) 

She is a joint postdoctoral fellow at Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), Department of Social Sciences, and University of Bergen. She earned her PhD in Political Science at CEU, and a MSc in Political Economy at BI Norwegian Business School. 


Olga Löblová
(Public Policy track, 2016)

She is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. In 2019-2020, she held a Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship in parallel to her postdoc. In August 2020, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science, which she will begin in 2021.


Greg Bognar
(Political Theory track, 2005)

He is Senior Lecturer in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University and a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics (CHE). His research is in normative and applied ethics, especially bioethics and PPE (politics, philosophy, and economics). He is co-author of the book The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction (Routledge, 2014). In the 2019-2020 academic year, he was Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Constantin M. Bosancianu
(Comparative Politics track, 2017)

He's a research fellow in the Institutions and Political Inequality research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. In his current work, he focuses on the macro-level drivers of political inequality between socio-economic groups, the linkages between political and economic inequality, as well as how to experimentally disentangle dimensions of political inequality. He is interested in causal identification, data visualization, and the history of Leftist parties.

Eldar Sarajlic
(Political Theory track, 2014)

He's a social and political philosopher. His research interest is in theories of personal identity, liberalism, parenthood ethics, autonomy and authenticity, and critical thinking and reasoning. His work appeared in Journal of Applied Philosophy, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, American Journal of Bioethics, Res Publica, and others.

Mariana Budjeryn
(International Relations track, 2016)

She's a Research Associate with the Project of Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Formerly, she held appointments as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MTA, a fellow at Harvard Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and as a visiting professor at Tufts University and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Mariana’s research straddles nuclear history and international politics with the focus on nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Cold War, Soviet collapse and post-Soviet transitions. Her forthcoming book Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament examines the history and politics of post-Soviet nuclear renunciation. Mariana’s analytical contributions have appeared in The Nonproliferation Review, Harvard International Review, World Affairs Journal, Arms Control Today, The Washington Post, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, and in the publications of the Wilson International Center for Scholars where she is a Global Fellow.

SzaboImre Szabó
(Political Economy track, 2016)

He is a post-doctoral research fellow within the ERC project 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime' at the College of Business and the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin. His main research interest is the politics of labour and public service provision, with a focus on healthcare, education and the water sector.