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Currently, I am tenured Associate Professor at the Sociology Department of the University of Bucharest. My current main research stream is focused on the antecedents and consequences of collaboration networks within scientific transnational social fields. I employ both sociocentric and egocentric network research designs to investigate emergence and impact of co-authorship networks on prestige rankings in the world of science. 
My research interests also cover: structural equation models and network analysis; multi-level network analysis (individual, organizations, institutions); transnational social network analysis (resource flows inside transnational fields of migration). 

Since 2017, I coordinate the research group on Graphs and Social Networks - GraphNets (a research group embedded in the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest)

My most recent publications are: 
Details on my publication record, research projects and academic courses are to be found on this web page. I keep an updated stream of news on my academic activities (see the NEWS column, on your right). Also, my most recent version of VITA is available here.

Awarded the prize for the Best research paper in social sciences by the University of Bucharest (2017) - for Hancean & Perc (2016) paper.
 










http://profitari.ro/gala/editia-2016.html

You can contact me at:
  • gabriel.hancean [at] sas.unibuc.ro (my institutional email account)
  • ghancean [at] gmail.com (only for students)

PS: The source of the images used on this webpage can be accessed here



Manuscripts underway
  • Link-tracing methodology in practice 
  • Modeling coauthorship networks in physics
  • Moral community detection in collaboration networks
Research projects under implementation

"The Role of Social Transnational Fields in the Emergence, Maintenance and Decay of Ethnic and Demographic Enclaves​" (ORBITS) 2016 - 2020








The ORBITS project is carried out by the egolab-GRAFO research team at the Departament of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the GraphNets research group at the University of Bucharest, Romania, and researchers of other universities in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and the US. Principal Investigators: Miranda Lubbers, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), José Luis Molina, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Project leader in Romania: Marian-Gabriel Hâncean, University of Bucharest, Romania. Details are available here.

Longitudinal analysis of coauthorship networks and citations in academia (iCoNiC) 2018 - 2020

The iCoNiC project, financed by UEFISCDI (code: PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-0362),  is implemented by the Research Group on Graphs and Social Networks (GraphNets), University of Bucharest, from 2018 to 2020. Principal investigator: Marian-Gabriel Hâncean. Research team: Traian Florin Șerbănuță, Constantin Vică, Iulian Oană, Bianca Elena Mihăilă, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, Mihai Ghidoveanu, Paul Hrimiuc & Oana Ungureanu. Details are available here



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"Ethics and Social Networks", oral communication with Constantin Vica, at the Research in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest. November, 8, 2018, Bucharest, Romania. Details are available here
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"Research notes on whole, ego and personal networks. Lessons learnt from the iCoNiC research project", oral communication given to the Digital Humanities seminar organized by the Institute for Research in the Humanities. A research division of The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB). November, 1, 2018. Bucharest, Romania. Details are available here. 
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Interviewed, on October, 30, 2018, by the University of Bucharest, as the receiver of the prize for the best paper in social sciences (the University of Bucharest Senate Prizes, 2017). Details available here 

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'Exploring multidimensional homophily in social transnational fields', oral communication given at the "COST training on survey data related to ethnic minority and migrant integration", the 2nd School of the ETHMIGSURVEYDATA NETWORK", on October 26, 2018, Bucharest, Romania - details are available here
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On coauthorship networks and citations (a brief presentation of the iCoNiC research project), an interview given for the University of Bucharest (October, 9, 2018). Details available here
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Instructor for the Statistics Summer School for Students (i.e. the hands-on workshop on applied social network analysis), September 20, 2018. The Summer School was organized by the Romanian Social Observatory and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) 

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Exploring multidimensional homophily in social transnational fields (with Adelina Alexandra Stoica, José Luis Molina & Miranda Jessica Lubbers)  - oral presentation given on September 18, 2018, at the iCoNiC International Workshop, University of Bucharest, Romania - details are available here

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Head of the scientific committee of the iCoNiC international workshop "Analyzing multiple networks from diverse perspectives" (September 15 - September 26, 2018) - details are available here

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Co-chair with José Luis Molina & Miranda Jessica Lubbers of the session "Living in a liquid society, living in transnational fields", the international conference of the Romanian Sociologists Society, September 15, 2018, West University of Timisoara, Romania - details are available here

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The impact of personal co-authorship networks on the citation distribution. The statistical model. Brief report on the current state of the ICONIC research project (with  Bianca Elena Mihăilă, Iulian Oană, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, Traian Florin Șerbănuță, Constantin Vică & Paul Hrimiuc)  - oral presentation given on September 15, 2018, at the International Conference of Romanian Sociologists Society, West University of Timisoara, Romania - details available here

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Exploring multidimensional homophily in social transnational fields (with Adelina Alexandra Stoica, José Luis Molina & Miranda Jessica Lubbers)  - oral presentation given on September 15, 2018, at the International Conference of Romanian Sociologists Society, West University of Timisoara, Romania - details available here

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Interviewed about social transnational fields, graphs and networks by the Romanian public radio station (i.e. Radio Romania Cultural), September, 13, 2018 - audio file available here

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Interviewed about social networks by DC NEWS (streamed live on September, 5, 2018) - video file available here

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Instructor for the Student School for Leadership, organized by the University of Bucharest, Sinaia, Cumpatu, Romania, September, 2, 2018 (hands-on workshop on applications of social network analysis)

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Attended the Sampling, Weighting and Estimation course given by Stephanie Eckman during August 20 - August 24 2018, at the 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2018 (Cologne, Germany)

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With the ORBITS research project crew, during 2018 UTRECHT SUNBELT INSNA Conference (June, 27, 2018)


Review of my most recent book (Retelele sociale in era Facebook. O analiza sociologica, Polirom, 2018) by Lazar Vlasceanu, published with DC News. Click here for further information! (May, 19, 2018)

Rețelele sociale în era Facebook. O analiză sociologică My most recent book published with Polirom Iași (March, 2018) 

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Despre intoarcerea romanilor din diaspora in tara Interview in Romanian for the Romanian tabloid Libertatea (January, 19, 2018)

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What does home mean for the Romanian diaspora? Interview for Romania-insider.com (November, 29, 2017).
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With Jose Luis Molina, while presenting the ORBITS project, in Castellon - Spain (November, 3, 2017)

http://pagines.uab.cat/orbits/en

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At the Special Seminar of the Social Science Division of the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (October, 30, 2017), while answering questions on the 'Romanian Modernity' (book by Lazar Vlasceanu and Marian-Gabriel Hancean, Paralela 45, Pitesti, 2014). Presentation in Romanian.

YouTube Video


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On November 3, 2017, I gave an oral communication on 'Link-Tracing Methodology in Practice' at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), at the Fieldwork Workshop of the ORBITS project

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On October 10, 2017, I gave an oral communication on 'Researching transnational networks in South Europe', on behalf of the Orbits project team, at the International workshop on Graphs, Social Networks and Digital Humanities (Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, GraphNets and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

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Between October, 8 - 11, 2017, I co-organized, on behalf of the research group on Graphs and Social Networks GraphNets, with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the international workshop on Graphs, Networks and Digital Humanities. Details on the workshop are available here.

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During 26 - 29 September, 2017, I attended the Third European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2017, Mainz, Germany). The Conference was given by the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz (DEU) and the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).

On September 30, together with Jose Luis Molina and Ignacio Fradejas-Garcia I gave the oral communication on "Researching transnational networks in South Europe".

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"Researching Transnational Networks in South Europe" (Ignacio Fradejas-García, José Luis Molina, Miranda J Lubbers, Ashton Verdery, Gabriel Hancean, Isidro Maya, Juergen Lerner & Natxo Sorolla) - presentation at Migration from and towards Romania. Research, Policy and Practice (Annual Conference of the Romanian Network for Migration Studies (RoMig)). Cluj-Napoca, 5th- 6th of September, 2017

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During 3-7 July, 2017, I attended the 9th edition of the international summer course "Theory, Methods and Applications of Personal Networks", in Barcelona, ESP. The summer course is given by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ESP) and the EgoLab - GRAFO.



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On May 4, 2017, Bucharest (Romania), I talked about the Graph-Theoretic Perspective on Centrality at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (Interdisciplinary Division). My presentation was part of the Mathematical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Graphs and Networks Seminar. This is a regular seminar I coordinate. See further details here.

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On April 27, 2017, Bucharest (Romania), I gave a talk on the Visual Statistics for Collection of Clustered Graphs at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (Interdisciplinary Division). My presentation was part of the Mathematical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Graphs and Networks Seminar. This is a regular seminar I coordinate. See further details here.

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On April, 13, 2017, Bucharest (Romania), I gave an introductory talk on social networks at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (Interdisciplinary Division). My presentation was part of the Mathematical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Graphs and Networks Seminar. This is a regular seminar I coordinate. See further details here.

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On April, 5, 2017, Bucharest (Romania), I gave a presentation on personal co-authorship networks at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB, Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences Division). The presentation was part of the Open Seminar "Academic Performance in Romania: Problems, Solutions and Measurement Tools". More details on the event are available here

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During 13 - 17 March, 2017, I attended the 46th GESIS Spring Seminar: Causal Inference with Observational Data, workshop on Structural Equation Models (SEMs). The workshop was conducted by Prof. Kenneth Bollen and Zachary Fisher. The workshop was organized in Cologne (Koln, DEU), by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

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On December, 7, 2016, I gave an oral presentation at the Doctoral School in sociology at the University of Bucharest, on the following topic: Coauthorship networks and citations. 

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On November, 4, 2016, I gave an oral presentation at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest on the following topic: The impact of personal co-authorship networks on the citation distribution within academic communities. Click here and here for details. 


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Gabriel Hancean,
27 Sep 2018, 06:00