Mircea Lazar

Mircea  Lazar
  • PhD Student
  • Department of Political Science


Mircea entered the Political Science PhD program at Michigan State University as a university fellow in the fall of 2017. As a student in comparative politics, he focuses principally on minority political behavior and public opinion, and his main region of interest is Sub-Saharan Africa. Mircea's dissertation examines the cross-national variation in LGBT candidate election as well as the ways in which LGBT parliamentarians represent their communities. Mircea employs a variety of methods in his work, from interviews and ethnographic studies to survey experiments.

Outside of academic life, Mircea is an avid world traveler and fitness enthusiast (CrossFit and yoga in particular). He lives in Okemos with his partner Jeremiah and cats Beth and Rose.