Sabina Luca

Sabina-Adina Luca, PhD, is a lecturer at Lucian Blaga University from Sibiu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies. Her main courses are Political Psychology and Public Policies and her main areas of interest are: socio-cultural identity, communities, young people and their cultural models, civic and political participation. She was team member or team manager in different research grants. Her role in the PARI project, as researcher in the field of sociology, is on the empirical study, elaborating the mapping guide for the case studies in Roma communities, conducting the case studies and using the qualitative research methods like interviews, observation or focus-groups. She also has an important role in the pilot projects.

Her personal motivation in this project comes from the intention to find out how the orthodox church could have a contribution in the social inclusion of Roma people in Romania, what are the Roma population`s main needs for inclusion and how could them be fulfilled through the help of congregations.



Representative publications:




„Identitatea socioculturală a tinerilor. Repere în contextul globalizării și al schimbării sociale”, Iași, Institutul European, 2010;

„Alegeri, alegători și aleși în România: 2004-2009” (ed.), Sibiu, Editura Universității ”Lucian Blaga”, 2011;

„Tânăr în România. Noi valori, noi identități” (ed.), Iași, Institutul European, 2013;

„Faits culturels et dynamique territoriale/Cultural Issues and Territorial Development”. Sibiu, Editura Universității ”Lucian Blaga” (cu Dragoș Dragoman și Bogdan Gheorghiță), (eds.), 2016.


Articles in ISI, BDI journals or collective volumes:


”Young People and Political Activism in Moldova: Why Online Mobilization Is Not Enough for Democratic Consolidation” (cu Dragoș Dragoman), în Communist and Post-Communist Studies (California University Press), vol 53, nr 2, 2020, pp 76-92.

”Vampires, colonist ancestors, and identity. Promoting Sibiu and Romania through culture” (cu Dragoş Dragoman) în Polis. Revistă de Ştiinţe Politice, nr 5/ 2014, pp 112-123.

”Social grievances, popular music and electoral mobilization in Romania” (cu Bogdan Gheorghiţă şi Dragoş Dragoman), in South-East European Journal of Political Science, vol II, nr 4/2014, pp 15-32.

”Cultural Consumption and Identity Building. The Case of Young People in Sibiu”, în Transition, nr 1-2, vol 53, 2013, pp 81-94.

Popular music and social marginality during severe economic change. Evidence from post-communist Romania”  (cu Dragoş Dragoman, Bogdan Gheorghiţă si Annamária Kádár), in Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review, nr. 2/2013.

Popular music, social capital and the consolidation of public space in post-communist Romania, (cu Dragoş Dragoman, Bogdan Gheorghiţă si Annamária Kádár) in Sociologie Romaneasca, nr. 2/2012.

“The Sociocultural Identity of Young People in Post-communist Romania. Attitudes Towards Work and Emigration” (cu Bogdan Gheorghiţă, Annamaria Kadar si Dragos Dragoman), în revista Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review, vol.XII, nr.1/2012, pp. 91-104.

“Politici de incluziune socială a romilor din România”, în “Gestiunea politicilor publice teritoriale şi integrare europeană. Politici culturale, sociale şi de sănătate în Franţa şi în România” (coord. Dragoman, D. şi Popescu, D.A.), Editura Universităţii L. Blaga, Sibiu, 2010.

“Politicile culturale și dezvoltarea identității socioculturale. Impactul Programului Sibiu Capitală Culturală Europeană asupra identităţii locale”, în “Politici culturale şi integrare europeană” (coord. Vasiliu, F.), Institutul European, Iaşi, 2009.