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Dr Diana Popescu


Postal Address

Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG




Room Number: 7.13 Bush House NE

Office hours: Monday 5-6pm, Friday 1-2pm


Dr Popescu works on distributive justice, recognition theory, and the relation between the two with respect to recognition struggles, disability rights, minority discrimination and social exclusion. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics, where she worked as a Fellow in Government from 2014 until 2017. She is also interested in public policy, and has contributed to projects aimed at assessing progress in combating the social exclusion of the Romani minority within the European Union.


  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Advanced Topics in Political Theory
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy


Current research interest include discrimination theory, post-truth, and applications of recognition struggles to social polarisation.

Selected publications

“Antiziganism, Moral Exclusion and Blaming the Victim", in T. Agarin (ed.), When Stereotype Meets Prejudice: Antiziganism in European Societies (Stuttgart: Ibidem), pp. 173-204.

 “The Romanians are coming: Open borders but no exit” (March 2015) 

What we talk about when we talk about post-truth?” (April 2018) 

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