Andreea Mihut is a Research Assistant with Edinburgh Business School, working on the Poverty and Entrepreneurship project.
Following a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, she came to Edinburgh in 2015 to study.
Her major research interests lie in the area of social marginalisation and the criminal justice system. More broadly, she is interested in language use and microdiscourse as a site of disempowerment and reproduction of social inequality; in mental health within the criminal justice system and the social welfare system; and in reform of existing practice to support a wider range of lived experiences. Methodologically, she is interested in ethnographic and autoethnographic methods, as well as statistical and qualitative study of language.
She is currently also a support worker for Rowan Alba working with homeless women in Edinburgh; a Romanian translator and interpreter for Elite Linguists CIC working for the NHS; and an editor for university students submitting essays and dissertations.
2016 – MSc, University of Edinburgh
2014 – BA, University of Oxford