Erna Burai


Postdoctoral Researcher
Spoken languages
English, French, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Global order, norm contestation


Erna is Postdoctoral Researcher in the “To Save and to Defend: Global Normative Ambiguity and Regional Order” project, where she covers African regional and sub-regional organizations. A graduate of Central European University (CEU), Erna is an IR theorist with an expertise in norm research in the context of humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect. Before joining the Graduate Institute, she held visiting fellowships at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM) and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at the University College London. She was also part of the international research project Global Norm Evolution & the Responsibility to Protect, and led an International Relations program at a Hungarian higher education institution.


Selected publication

Erna Burai (2016), Parody as Norm Contestation:  Russian Normative Justifications in Georgia and Ukraine and Their Implications for Global Norms, Global Society, 30:1, 67-77, DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2015.1092424