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Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dalhousie University

Raluca Bejan is a former bartender and currently Assistant Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. Between July 2018 - December 2019 Raluca was Assistant Professor in Critical Social Policy at St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, Canada.

She has a BA in Political Sciences from Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania, and a MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto. Raluca was a former Visiting Academic at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK, in 2016 and 2018.

Her work appeared in national outlets within Canada, such as the Toronto Star (Toronto, ON), Halifax Today, (Halifax, NS), Halifax Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS), Dal News (Halifax, NS), The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Cape Breton Post (Cape Breton, NS), The Telegram (St. John's, NL) and (Toronto, ON). She previously contributed opinion pieces to TelesurTV (Caracas, Venezuela), Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional (Berlin, Germany), The Globe Post (Washington, DC), LeftEast/CriticAtac (Bucharest, Romania) and the London School of Economics Brexit Bog (London, UK).

Teaching and research focus: comparative social policy (i.e., Canadian, British and EU); community organizing and social movements; ideology; philosophy of social justice; migration, mobilities and citizenship; globalization and transnationalism; forced migration/refugees’ studies; critical theory; whiteness and critical race studies.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor , Dalhousie University
  • 2018–2019
    Assistant Professor , St. Thomas University
  • 2013–2018
    Instructor , University of Toronto
  • 2016–2018
    Visiting Academic, Oxford University


  • 2018 
    University of Toronto , PhD