Staff profile

Cristina Dragomir

Assistant Professor


436 Mahar Hall

Office hours

On leave of absence (Spring '18)

Dr. Dragomir received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. She teaches classes in American politics for the department and employs qualitative methodology — discourse analysis, interpretive methods and ethnography — in her study of politics. Her doctoral dissertation, "Making the Immigrant Soldiers: An Interpretative Approach to the Political," explores the tension between new and old affiliations for immigrants who join the American armed forces. Contrary to traditional scholarship — which claims that naturalization and other forms of identity development take place when immigrants either integrate, assimilate, or resist — Dr. Dragomir's work demonstrates how integration, assimilation, and resistance actually occur simultaneously, allowing individuals to coexist in multiple and diverse places.