Cornelia Baciu

Cornelia Baciu


Primary Fields of Research

Cornelia Baciu is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. She researches institutions, norms, orders & international conflict. She is developing a research agenda that seeks to introduce the notion of ‘order’ understood as the interplay and governance processes between state institutions, everyday power relations, and the international organization. She investigates especially how evolutionary stable peaceful equilibria can be achieved and under what conditions institutional change can occur, by looking empirically at case studies of established democratic orders as well as of hybrid or fragile orders. She also specialized in meta-science, where she focuses on epistemological pluralism and research methods. 


Prior to joining the University of Copenhagen, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, and DAAD-Postdoctoral Fellow in the program 'United States, Europe, and World Order' at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the United Nations Office in Vienna. She holds degrees from Dublin City University, University of Konstanz and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, and conducted extensive field research in conflict zones in South Asia, as well as at NATO and EU headquarters, and at ministries of foreign affairs and defense in several European countries and the US.

Cornelia Baciu published two books and several journal articles on global governance, institutions, peace and security, and contributed to the Parliamentary Deployment Votes Dataset on military missions ( Her research received funding awards by the German Academic Research Service, European Union, Cluster of Excellence at the University of Konstanz, Young European Research Universities Network, ZEIT-Stiftung Hamburg, the land of Baden-Württemberg, Irish Research Council and Carlsberg Foundation.   


  • Norms and Contestation in Regional and Global Security (7,5 ECTS) - Several MA Programs (University of Copenhagen) (2023-2023)
  • Feminist Security Studies (Guest Lecture) - MA Security Risk Management (University of Copenhagen)
  • Security Studies (7,5 ECTS) - Several MA Programs (University of Copenhagen) (2022-2023)
  • Research Methods in Peace and Security Studies (Block Seminar) - MA Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Hamburg) (2022)
  • Sovereignty. From Westphalia to Ukraine (Guest Lecture) (Bucharest National School of Political and Administrative Studies) (2022)

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