Adriana Buliga-Stoian

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Lundy 9
319-363-1323 ext. 1831

BA  University of Babes-Bolyai
MA  University of Babes-Bolyai
MA  Binghamton University
Ph.D.  Binghamton University
Office hours
Monday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. 

Assistant Professor of Political Science Adriana Buliga-Stoian, Ph.D., joined Mount Mercy University in August 2011. She holds her Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University in New York, her M.A. in political science from Binghamton University, her M.A. in American studies from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, and her B.A. in theology and English language and literature from University of Babes-Bolyai.

With great interest in world politics, Buliga-Stoian has had several works published including a chapter on Romania in the Political Handbook of the Word. She’s also written for Law and Politics Book Review, in which she reviewed Law and the Politics of Reconciliation by Veitch Scott, and Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century, by Noami Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena.

In 2011 she presented “The Politics of Judicial Review: Courts and the Electoral Calculus” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. She gave two presentations including “Bicameralism and Policy Stability: (Bi) Partisan games in the U.S. Congress” with William B. Heller; and “Creating Credible Commitments: Courts in Transitional Democracies” at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in 2010. 

Buliga-Stoian completed a Dissertation Writing Fellowship in the Political Science Department of Binghamton University in 2009, and a National Science Foundation Fellowship for the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute for Duke University in 2008.

She was the recipient of several grants for her research including the Collaborative Research Grant at Binghamton University, The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics for Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics at George Mason University, and Professional Development Grant with Binghamton University. In 2006 she was awarded the Clogg Scholarship Award in Methods Training for Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.

Buliga-Stoian’s areas of expertise include comparative political institutions, origins of political institutions, elections and electoral systems, judicial politics, constitutional law, comparative courts, and legislative-judiciary relations among others. She is especially partial to studies in western and eastern Europe, former Soviet countries, and Latin America.

She is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association.

Prior to joining Mount Mercy’s faculty, Buliga-Stoian was an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Eastern Connecticut State University. At Mount Mercy University she has taught introduction to American politics, introduction to comparative politics, and political science research methods.