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Dr Cristina Chiva

Lecturer in EU Politics


Cristina Chiva completed her MA and PhD degrees at the University of Manchester. Her main interests are comparative politics, European Union gender equality policy, EU enlargement, feminist institutionalism, feminist political theory, parliamentary elections and women’s representation in the European parliament. She would happy to supervise any dissertations and theses on these subjects. She joined the University of Salford in 2005.


Teaching interests fall within the areas of International Politics, Global Governance, International Organizations

Research Interests

EU Politics, EU Enlargement, Gender Equality and the European Union, post-Communist Rumania

Qualifications and Memberships

BA in Political Philosophy, University of Bucharest

MA (Econ) in Political Theory (with Distinction), University of Manchester, and

PhD in Government, University of Manchester.


Gender, European Integration and Candidate Recruitment: The European Parliament Elections in the New EU Member States’, Parliamentary Affairs, 67/2 (2014), pp. 458-94.

‘EU Accession and Party Competition in Post-Communist Romania’, Journal of Southeast European and Black Seas Studies, 14/1 (January 2014), pp. 65-82.

C. Chiva and D. Phinnemore (eds.), The European Union’s 2007 Enlargement (London: Routledge, 2007).