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Victor Cepoi

Victor Cepoi



Victor Cepoi is a Researcher at Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the School of Advanced Social Studies. Victor is working on the project “Legitimacy challenges for children´s rights and the child protection system”.


PhD in Sociology (2018) from the School of Advanced Social Studies with the thesis “Social networks as factors for innovations”.

Masters degree in Research Design and Social Data Analysis from Babeș-Bolyai University

Bachelors degree in Political Science from Babeș-Bolyai University


Get to know Victor

What are you working on right now?

At the moment I am working on Legitimacy challenges for children´s rights and the child protection system project.

What does a typical day for you look like?

“…I wake in the morning, and I step outside, And I take deep breath…”, well, not really 🙂 I wake up around 6, get ready for the day, get caffeinated, go to the office or start working from home on what is on the agenda

Can you describe your office space?

It’s very minimal, I like to keep the things organized.

What is your background?

I did my BA and MA in Political Science and Research Methods. My PhD is in Sociology, focusing on social factors that determine innovation processes.

If you had to choose a different field, what would it be?

Probably I would engage into Politics, but as a consultant.

What do you like most about your job? And what do you like the least?

Doing research trying to understand better the society and contribute to its development. What I like the least – it’s classified 😀

Is there a TV-show you are binging?

Currently I am not binging anything, but the last TV-show was The Last of Us. It’s interesting to see how it portrays society in a post-apocalyptic scenario.

What are you listening to these days?

In the morning something chill, but when I work-out it’s my seven-year-old, well curated playlist.

If you were prime minister for a day, what would you do?

Probably start a reform that is very unpopular, but very necessary.

What’s on your nightstand?

Usually the book I read, phone/tablet, headphones and a picture frame.

Place you’ve been where you never want to go back to?

I don’t think I have such places.

And a place you’ve been where you’d like to go back?

Probably I would like to re-visit Malta and Portugal.