School of Social and Political Science

Dr Diana Popescu

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Senior Teaching Fellow - Political Theory

Diana Popescu

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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Dr Diana Popescu is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Political Theory. She received her PhD in 2018 from the London School of Economics, where she worked as a Fellow in Government from 2014 until 2017. Before joining the University of Edinburgh she was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. Her current research interests include discrimination theory, deliberation and post-truth, UBI, and applications of recognition struggles to social polarisation. Her latest paper, 'Symmetry and interpretation: a deliberative framework for judging recognition claims' is forthcoming in the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. Dr. Popescu is also interested in public policy and has contributed to projects aimed at assessing progress in combating the social exclusion of the Romani minority within the European Union.