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Mitrea Sorin, PhD Candidate (ABD)

Biography

Dissertation: Canadian Labour Market Policy and the Cognitive Face of Political Economy

Supervisor: Dr. Stephen McBride

Research Interests

  • Political Economy & Public Policy
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Labour Market outcomes and understandings

Professional Experience

Project Manager, Austerity and its Alternatives

  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant on expanding policy discussions of alternatives to fiscal consolidation: with six academic and NGO partners in Canada, Ireland, the UK, and Germany

Awards

2014 Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC, McMaster University)

2013 H.G. Bertram Foundation Ontario Graduate Scholarship (McMaster University)

2013 Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship (University of Guelph)

2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined, University of Guelph)

2012 Dean's Tri-Council Scholarship (University of Guelph)

2012 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, University of Guelph)

2012 The Feliks Litkowski Memorial Prize in Political Science (McMaster University)

Education

  • 2012-2013 Master's in Public Policy and Administration, University of Guelph
  • 2008-2012 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science / Cultural Studies & Critical Theory, McMaster University

Teaching

Fall 2015: POL SCI 3N06: Science and Methods of Politics (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2016: POL SCI 3N06: Science and Methods of Politics (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2016: POL SCI 2NN3: Politics by Design (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2017: POL SCI 3NN3: Statistical Analysis of Primary Data (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2017: POL SCI 4NN3: Global Political Economy (Sessional Instructor)

Fall 2017: POL SCI 2NN3: Politics by Design (Teaching Assistant)

Winter 2018: POL SCI 3NN3: Statistical Analysis of Primary Data (Teaching Assistant)

Professional Development

  • 2016: Teaching and Learning Foundations (McMaster University)
  • 2016: Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Mitrea, S. (2017). Speaking Austerity: Policy Rhetoric and Design beyond Fiscal Consolidation. In B. Evans, & S. McBride (eds.), Austerity: The Lived Experience (pp. 40-63). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

McBride, S. & Mitrea, S. (2017). Internalizing Neoliberalism & Austerity. In S. McBride & B. Evans (eds.), The Austerity State (pp. TBD). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Stubbs, R. & Mitrea, S. (2017). ASEAN at 50: the Global Political Economy’s Contribution to Durability. Contemporary Politics, 23(4), 388-407.

McBride, S. & Mitrea, S. (2017). Austerity and constitutionalizing structural reform of labour in the European Union. Studies in Political Economy, 98(1), 1-23.

Academic Publications:

Mitrea, S. (2016). States of Depoliticization: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Political Economy of Discretion. in S. Romaniuk & M. Marlin (eds.) Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era (pp. 43-60). New York: Routledge.

Recent Conference Presentations:

Mitrea, S. (2017, June). Teaching Flexibility: Cognition and Active Labour Market Policy in Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association. Toronto, ON.

Jackson S., & Mitrea, S. (2016, May). The State of trust: The Moral Austerity of Canadian Refugee Policy. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association. Calgary, AB. 

Mitrea, S. (2016, May). Austere Knowledge? The Political Economy of Ignorance in an Age of Austerity. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association. Calgary, AB. 

Mitrea, S. (2015, February). From Discretion to Depoliticization: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Political Discipline. Paper presented at Democracy at a Crossroads. Ottawa, ON.

Mitrea, S. (2014, October). Austere Bodies. Paper presented at the Manufacturing and Framing Austerity workshop. Hamilton, ON.