PhD Political Science , Autonomous University of Barcelona 
2009  MRes Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona 
2005  MA European Studies, Bucharest University 
  • Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen and Irina Ciornei (2018). Political parties and the transnational mobilisation of the emigrant vote. West European Politics. Online first, November 2018
  • Weber W. and I. Ciornei (2018). ‘Solidaridad europea y crisis financiera’. In Mariano Torcal (ed). Opinión pública y cambio electoral en España (‘European solidarity and financial crisis’. In Public opinion and electoral change in Spain). Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (CIS), 59-75
  • Ostergaard-Nielsen, Eva; Ciornei, Irina (2017). Making the absent present. Political parties and emigrant issues in country of origin parliaments. Party politics
  • Ciornei, Irina; Recchi, Ettore (2017). At the Source of European Solidarity: Assessing the Effects of Cross-border Practices and Political Attitudes. Journal of common market studies JCMS, 55(3), S. 468-485.
  • Ciornei, Irina (2016). European mobility and local political incorporation: The case of British and Romanian residents in Spain. Migration Studies, 4(1), S. 38-58.
  • Ciornei, Irina (2014). The Political Candidacy of EU Migrants in their European Countries of Residence. The Case of British and Romanians Standing in Spanish Local Elections. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(9), S. 1375-1393.
  • Ciornei I. (2012). The political incorporation of immigrant associations and religious organizations of the Romanian immigrants in Spain. Studia Sociologia 57(2)
  • Ciornei I. (2012). Emigración, ciudadanía externa y ciudadanía europea. Retos conceptuales y prácticos (Emigration, external citizenship and European citizenship. Conceptual and Practical challenges). Arbor 188 (755)


  • Irina Ciornei, Ilay Yesil and Michalina Preisner (2018). Religious communities’ governance engagement in Belgium and Switzerland. ECPR General Conference. Hamburg, 23-25 August 2018
  • Irina Ciornei, Roxana Barbulescu and Albert Varela (2018). Social Mobility and Spatial Mobility in the EU. IMISCOE Annual Conference. Barcelona, 2-4 July 2018
  • Migration
  • Religion
  • Political Parties