Dr Sebastian Fitzek, PhD

Researcher at MIAAI at Danube Private University

Dr Sebastian Fitzek is a university lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations (National School of Political and Administrative Studies) and a scientific researcher at the Institute for Quality of Life Research at the Romanian Academy. He specialises in qualitative research methods.

In December 2010 he obtained his PhD in sociology from the West University of Timişoara, and in October 2015 completed his postdoctoral studies in social sciences as part of the ‘Pluri- and interdisciplinarity in doctoral and postdoctoral programmes’ project run by the Romanian Academy.

His main areas of interest and research are communication sciences, social sciences and political sciences. Over the past 15 years, he has coordinated several series of projects and research work in the fields of political leadership, public image, political anthropology, sociology, social work and public health. Sebastian Fitzek has participated in over 50 conferences and has authored and co-authored nationally and internationally scientifically indexed articles and chapters.

Key publications

Sacred and Political Power, Psychosocial approaches of collective imaginary.

Fitzek, S. (2022)

Bukarest: Pro Universitaria, ISBN 978-606-26-1602-1, pp.290.



The difficulties of Romanian families with elderly people in care (a diagnosis of the Romanian elderly who are at risk).

Fitzek, S. (2019)

in Journal of Community Positive Practices (JPPC), nr. 4, pp. 11-27.


The ethnical otherness and the interethnic imaginary among the contact areas between the Roma and Romanians.

Fitzek, S. (2015)

in the Journal of Community Positive Practices, nr. 3, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/77367964/The_Ethnical_Otherness_and_the_Interethnic_Imaginary_Among_the_Contact_Areas_Between_the_Roma_and_Romanians

Third Sector Organizations in Sweden and Romania: Linking Social Capital and Well-Being in the Mixed Welfare System in The European Culture for Human Rights: The Right to Happiness.

Fitzek, S. & Danețiu, M. I. (2013)

Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (340-349), ISBN (10): 1-4438-5446-8, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-5446-7.

Evaluation data in economic – social research of the employment of persons with multiple sclerosis.

Zamfir, E. Manea, L. Fitzek, S. Scutaru, C. (2012)

Romanian Academy– ICCV, National CNCSIS, Bucharest