Associate Professor at the West University of Timisoara, Department of Psychology. He is also a Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology. He has coordinated several large-scale research projects. His research focuses on the study of transition in Romania from communism to democracy, using life-histories. Some of his recent publications include: “From interpersonal relationships to social communication”(Polirom, 2006), “Cross-cultural psychology (Editura Universitatii de vest, 2005), “Life as a matter. One hundred one psycho-sociological mirrors about <what we are>“ (Marineasa Press, 2008). He coordinate the research activities involving qualitative methodologies (WP 2, 3, and 4).