Raluca Bejan

MSW (2012, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
SSW (2009, George Brown College, Toronto)
BA Honours – Political Sciences (2003, Faculty of Law, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania)

Year of Study: PhD Candidate

Raluca Bejan joined the PhD program in 2012. Her proposed doctoral study, funded by SSHRC’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, aims to explore the making of political constructions of inclusion and respectively exclusion, as they relate to: 1) skilled migrants in Canada and 2) Romanian and Bulgarian migrants in the United Kingdom (UK). In 2016 she held the GCS Michael Smith Foreign Supplement Award for a visiting scholar position at Oxford University, UK.

Raluca is a Book Review Editor for Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal based in Germany and published by Routledge. She regularly writes for rabble.ca and her blog can be accessed here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/raluca-bejan.

Raluca had contributed opinion pieces to TelesurTV, Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional and LeftEast/CriticAtac.

She is a Course Instructor for a first year master level course: SWK 4102H – Social Policy and Social Welfare within the Canadian Context and a Teaching Assistant at UTSC for HLTB41H3- Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health.

Raluca teaches from a post-socialist/post –soviet and anti-capitalist framework.



Book Chapters

Marmol, E., Hande, M.J. & and Bejan, R. (2017). On strike in the ivory tower: Academic repression of labour organizing. In Fighting Academic Repression and Neoliberal Education: Resistance, Reclaiming, Organizing, and Black Lives Matter in Education. Corporate Academia; pp.179-202. Eds. Nocella, A. & Juergensmeyer, E. Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY.


Encyclopedia Entries/Dictionaries

Bejan, R. & Tusa, G. (In Press). In the Land of Blood and Honey. In Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film. Ed. Salvador Jimenez Murguía.

Bejan, R. (In Press). Nadie Quiere la Noche. In Encyclopedia of Spanish Cinema. Edited by Salvador Murguía and Alex Pinar, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.


Journal Articles

Bejan, R. (In Press). Lesvos: Tracing the space of the refugee crisis. Anthropology News.

Bejan, R. (In Press). Review essay: Tariq Ali, Vivek Chibber and Vijay Prashad. The universalization of American capitalism. Left History.

Bejan, R. (In Press). Book review: Roudinesco, E. Lacan: In spite of everything. SPECTRA Journal.

Bejan, R., Curpan, A. I., & Amza, O. (2017). The situation of unaccompanied minors in Romania in the course of Europe’s refugee crisis. Social Work & Society, 15(1).

Bejan, R. (2017). Interview: Irene León on the project of Buen Vivir as a challenge to corporate transnationalism. Transnational Social Review, (ahead-of-print), 1-6.

Bejan, R. (2017). Equal yet inequitable: EU’s relocation system of shared responsibility. Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, 7(1), 4-11.

Bejan, R. (2017). An interview with Maria Nikolakaki regarding the 2016 “Crossing Borders” conference in Lesvos, Greece. Transnational Social Review, (ahead-of-print), 1-5.

Bhuyan, R., Bejan, R. & Jeyapal, D. (2017). Social workers’ perspectives on social justice in social work education; how mainstreaming social justice masks structural inequalities. Social Work Education, 1-18.

Bejan, R. (2017). Book Review: Richard Alba and Nancy Foner. Strangers no more: Immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe. Social Service Review, 91(1),159-168.

Shera, W., & Bejan, R. (2017). A Post-Master’s Advanced Diploma and a MSW specialization in Social Service Administration: Design, delivery, and assessment of outcomes. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 41(3), 240-251.

Bejan, R. (2016). Review Essay: Srećko Horvat and Slavoj Žižek. What does Europe wants? Left History, 21(1), 91-98.

Bejan, R. (2016). The ‘East/West’ divide and Europe’s relocation system for asylum seekers. Journal of Social Policy/ Ревија за социјална политика, 9(12), 9-40.

Bejan, R. (2016). Democracy rising – Athens 2015:
A Conference Report and a Conversation with Giovanbattista Tusa and Creston Davis. Transnational Social Review.  A Social Work Journal (ahead -of print).

Bejan, R. (2016). Book Review: Anderson, Bridget. Us and them?: The dangerous politics of immigration control. Transnational Social Review. A Social Work Journal, 1-4.

Bejan, R., Murvai, P., Mihăilă, I. & Cherciov, M. (2015). Transnational responses to global capitalism: The case study of the Roșia Montană campaign. Transnational Social Review. A Social Work Journal (ahead -of print).

Bejan R. (2015). The untold story of changing fate. Thoughts in reading Slavoj Žižek’s Year of Dreaming Dangerously. SPECTRA Journal, 4(1).

Natter, K. & Bejan, R. (2015). Salient Issues on International Migration: Buoni e Cattivi Segnali. Reporting from the 2014 International Metropolis Conference. Transnational Social Review. A Social Work Journal, (ahead-of-print), 1-6.

Bejan, R. & Lightman, N. (2014). Intègre! Intégrons! Intégrez! The economic imperative of integration within Canadian immigration: A commentary on the 16th National Metropolis Conference. Transnational Social Review. A Social Work Journal, 4(2-3), 303-308.

Bejan, R., Craig, S. L. & Saini, M. (2014). I love my job but…..A portrait of Canadian social workers’ occupational conditions. Canadian Social Work Journal, 16(1), 23-45.

Bejan, R. & Pino, F. (2014). Differential identities, exclusionary processes and multiculturalism: A comment on the ‘6th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference’. McGill Sociological Review, 4, 127-133.

Bejan, R. (2013). Linked in: Social network analysis as a promising practice in assessing organizational equity and diversity policies. Journal of Promising Practices on Diversity and Equity, 19-26.

Lightman, N. & Bejan, R. (2013). Down but not out. A comment on the 15th Canadian National Metropolis conference -‘Building an integrated society’. Transnational Social Review. A Social Work Journal, 3(2), 52-57.

Craig, S. L., Bejan, R., & Muskat, B. (2013). Making the invisible visible: are health social workers addressing the social determinants of health? Social Work in Health Care, 52(4), 311-331.

Bejan, R. (2012). A step further: How to Improve a mentoring program to fully advance the labour market integration of internationally trained professionals. Canadian Journal for Social Research 2(1), 37-47.

Fuller-Thomson, E., Bejan, R. Hunter, J. T., Grundland, T. & Brennenstuhl, S. (2012). The link between childhood sexual abuse and myocardial infarction in a population based study. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 656-665.

Bejan, R. (2011). Smoke and mirrors: How an allegedly inclusionary strategy perpetuates an exclusionary discourse. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 43(3), 165-181.

Selected Professional Publications/Community Reports

Bejan, R. & Black, C. (2012). Balancing the budget but who’s left to budget the balance? A visual representation of professional networks within Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership.  Toronto: Meta Strategies.

Bejan, R.,  Johnston, L., Quieser, S. & Ratansi, N. (2012). Lost in the shuffle: a support for children living in shelters. Resource manual & workshop guide. Toronto: Social Planning Toronto.

Bejan, R. & Sidhu, N. (2010). Policy without practice: barriers to enrollment for non-status immigrant students in Toronto’s catholic schools. Toronto: Social Planning Toronto.