Curriculum Vitae

Emanuel Emil Coman

 

 

Work and Education:

 

2014-           Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, tutor in                           politics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

 

2012- 2014    Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford

 

2006-2012    University of North Carolina, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science with a minor in                   Statistical Methods.

2012-            Honorary M.A. Degree Nuffield College, Oxford.

2004-2006    Marquette University, M.A. in International Relations.

                  Comprehensive exams passed with honors.

 

2002-2004    Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, B.A. in Political Science, International     Relations and French. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

Peer-reviewed publications:

 

2015a    “Electoral Proportionality, Multi-Party Cabinets and Policy Responsiveness.” Electoral             Studies 40: 200-211.

 

2015b    “Dimensions of political conflict in West and East: An application of vote scaling to               22 European parliaments.”  Party Politics.

 

2015c    “Institutions and Vote Unity in Parliaments: Evidence from 33 National Chambers.”               Journal of Legislative Studies 21(3): 360-89.

 

2015      “Electoral Reforms in Romania: From Need for Party System Consolidation to Need             for Increased Quality of Representation,” Sudost Europa 63(1): 75-94.

 

2014      “Smoking Trajectories and Health Among Single and Biracial/Ethnic Black Adolescents and                     Young Adults” Journal of Drug Issues. [co-authored with Trenette Clark].

 

2013      “Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The                               Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform.”  Journal of Legislative                     Studies, 19(4): 467-489

 

2013        "Developmental Trajectories of Alcohol Use Among Monoracial and Biracial Black                                   Adolescents and Adults." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. [co-authored with Trenette                     Clark]

 

2012      “Legislative Behavior under High Constituency Leadership Control: The Effect of the              2008 Romanian Electoral Reform.” Legislative Studies Quarterly, 37(2): 199-224).

 

2011       “Notionally Defined Contributions or Private Accounts in Eastern Europe.” Comparative                           Political Studies, 44(7): 884-909.

 

2009     “Reassessing the Influence of Party Groups on Individual Members of the European               Parliament” West European Politics 32(6): 1099-1117.

 

Work in progress:

 

Book project: Local Elites and the Distribution of Government Funds- expected to be finished in the summer of 2016.

 

 

Articles:

“Electoral Proportionality and Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion” (under review).

            “The Relationship between Attitudes towards Local Councils and Central Governments: Evidence from 16 European Democracies “ (under review).

“Local Elites and the Distribution of Central Government Funds: Evidence from Romania” (under review).

 

“Designing Third Party Dispute Settlement for International Organizations” [co-authored with Liesbet Hooghe, Jeanine Bezuijen and Svet Derderyan] (under preparation for submission to journal).

 

“The Cross-Sectional Correlates of Regional Authority: A New Methodology for Time-Series Cross-Section Data.” [co-authored with Jonathan Kropko] (under preparation for submission to journal)

 

Other publications:

 

2012   “Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform.” Center for the Studies of Imperfections in Democracies Working Paper 18/ 2011. Available at: http://disc.ceu.hu/working-papers 

 

Selected Conference Presentations:

 

2014 “Local Elites and the Distribution of Central Government Funds: Evidence from Romania” Paper presented at the APSA meeting Washington DC.

 

2013   “Public opinion and policy responsiveness: Evidence from 22 Western democracies.” Paper presented at the APSA meeting Chicago August 29-September 1

 

2013   “Dimensions of Political Competition in Europe.” Paper presented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference on Politics. Athens, Greece 17-20 June.

 

2011   “Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform” Paper presented at the UNC Chapel Hill workshop on post-communist studies.

 

2010   “Legislative Behavior under High Constituency and Party Leadership Control” Paper presented at the ninth workshop of parliamentary scholars and parliamentarians, Wroxton, England, July 2010.

 

2009   “Notional Defined Accounts in Central and Eastern Europe: The Cases of Poland and Latvia.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April 2009.

 

2008   "The Impact of EU Expansion on Cohesion in the European Parliament" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April, 2008.

 

2007   “Rational Choice and Conditionality: International Organizations, Majority Group Governments, and Minority Group Policies in Estonia, Latvia, and Romania”, co-authored with Lowell Barrington, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April, 2007.

 

 

Awards and Grants:

2012-2015   Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship, Nuffield College

2012          Oxford M.A. through resolution.

2006- 2011  University of North Carolina Kenan Presidential Fellowship

2011           UNC Center for European Studies Graduate Student Research Travel

2010          University of North Carolina off-campus grant for field research in Romania in the fall of 2010

2009          Uhlman summer grant for field research in Romania

2007          Visiting researcher at the Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europaische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim Germany

2007          University of North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowship

2004-2006   Marquette University Research Assistant

2002-2004   Simpson College International Student Merit Scholarship

2002- 2004  National Dean’s List

 

Invited talks:

2013   "The Streets Say 'Yes', the Court Says 'No': The Romanian President and the Crisis of Authority”, a talk prepared for the seminar " The Crisis of Democracy?  Evidence from the Post-Communist World", Cambridge University, December 6 2013.

           

2012   “Democracy in Retreat? Romania's Winter of Discontent and Summer of Crisis” roundtable organized by the Centre for European Politics, Security and European Integration, University College of London.

 

2011   “Global Education Leaders’ Program” organized by UNC Center for School Leadership Development, June 19-24, 2011.    

       

2011   “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 12-13 2011.

 

2010   “World View Global Education Leaders Seminar” organized by World View International Program for Educators at University of North Carolina, June 13-18, 2010.

 

2010   “Immigration and the Strengthening of Extreme Right Parties.” Teacher training session organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, June 14, 2010.

 

2010   “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 6-7 2010.

 

2009   “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 7-8 2009.

 

Teaching experience:

Oxford

Courses for which I am the setter and sole convener:

Hillary 2016             Graduate seminar in EU institutions

Michaelmas 2015      Lectures in Politics in the EU

Trinity 2015             Graduate seminar in Elite Interviewing

Michaelmas 2014     Lectures in Politics in the EU

 

Courses for which I provided individual lectures/ seminars:

Hillary 2016            Politics in Europe

Michaelmas 2015     Graduate seminar, Governance in Europe core paper (two meetings)

Michaelmas 2015     Prelims

Michaelmas 2015     US Government

Michaelmas 2015     Comparative Government

Michaelmas 2014     Prelims

Michaelmas 2014     Lectures in Politics of the EU

 

One-on-one tutorials:

Comparative Government, Political Sociology, Politics in the EU, Politics in Europe, Democratization.

 

University of North Carolina

 

Fall 2011          Introduction to European Politics, own course

Fall 2011          Introduction to Global Studies, discussion section held in French

Spring 2011      Introduction to European Politics, discussion section held in                                              French                          

Spring 2010     Introduction to European Politics, own course

Sum 2010        Introduction to Comparative Politics, own course

Fall 2009         Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof G. Marks

Spring 2009     Teaching assistant for Intro to Comparative Politics, Prof. A. Reynolds

Fall 2008         Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof. L. Hooghe

Spring 2008     Teaching assistant for Post Soviet Studies, Prof. G. Robertson

Fall 2007         Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof. J. Stephens

 

Languages:

                        French- proficient

                        Romanian- native

                        Italian- intermediate

 

Service:

                        Editor of Nuffield paper series in politics- 2014

                        Reviewer for EU Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Common Market Studies, Romanian Journal of Political Science.

 

Datasets created:

Roll call votes from 19 European Parliaments. Available on website.

Roll call votes in the Sixth European Parliament (2004-2005). Available upon request.

Emergency funds spending in 3000 Romanian localities (2004-2011).

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