Ov Cristian Norocel is Associate Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University (Sweden), Affiliated Researcher in the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, University of Helsinki (Finland), as well as Collaborateur Scientifique in the Atelier genre(s) et sexualité(s), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).
Norocel holds the titles of Docent in Political Science (Dosentti/Docent) from the University of Helsinki (2017), and Doctor of Social Sciences in Political Science (Valtiotieteiden tohtori/Politices doktor) from the same university (2014).
His research applies an intersectional lens to issues of right-wing populist political communication during election periods; political discourses aimed at normalizing extreme right opinions; as well as the creation and maintenance of various power hierarchies within these discourses. Norocel examines these phenomena in a comparative perspective both in Northern Europe (Sweden; Finland) and in Eastern Europe (Hungary; Romania).
Norocel has published in such international peer-reviewed journals as Critical Social Policy, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, International Journal of Communication, Men & Masculinities, NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies, Problems of Post-Communism. Most recently, he has co-edited Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe (Springer Open).