Veronica Anghel, PhD, is a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar and Fulbright Fellow at The Europe Center, Stanford University. Her research focuses on the challenges to democratic state building and party politics in post-communist Europe. Previously, Dr. Anghel held fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna, the Institute for Central Europe Vienna, the University of Bordeaux and the Institute for Government in Vienna. She is also an editorial fellow for Government & Opposition. Dr. Anghel also worked as a foreign affairs advisor for the Romanian Presidential Administration and the Romanian Senate. Following her Stanford appointment, Dr. Anghel will join the European University Institute in Florence on a Max Weber Scholarship (2020 – 2021). Follow on twitter @anghel_veronica or contact at email@example.com .