Mihnea Cuibus is a Researcher at The Migration Observatory and a DPhil Candidate in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
Before joining The Migration Observatory, Mihnea worked as a Lecturer at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, and held several research and teaching assistant positions at the University. He previously completed a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and an MPhil in European Politics at the same institution.
Mihnea is a quantitative researcher whose primary interests lie at the intersection of migration, politics, and policy. His doctoral thesis focuses on the political effects of migration on democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. He examines the transmission of political values across borders and the impact of population outflows on the region’s political dynamics and welfare states. Some of his other work tackles questions of political economy, such as co-authoring an innovative dataset on the evolution of human capital at a local level in post-industrial societies. Mihnea’s work at The Observatory covers a wide range of topics, and he has contributed to pieces covering issues ranging from EU migration to small boat crossings and migrant destitution.