Eötvös Loránd University

Budapest, Hungary

Partner 3 (ELTE)

Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest was founded in 1635 and is the oldest and biggest University in Hungary with its eight faculties. The Faculty of Social Sciences plays a leading role in the Hungarian social sciences and has around 100 staff members and covers a wide scope of research fields within social sciences, such as sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, political science, international studies, social policy and social work. The faculty is involved in several interdisciplinary and international research projects. The Institute of Sociology is one of five institutes at the faculty, and is the oldest and leading Sociology institute in the country.


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Dr. Maria Heller

Maria Heller is director of the Institute of Sociology at ELTE and vice-dean for international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is also Professor of Free Speech at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, and staff member of 3 doctoral schools in Hungary. Dr. Heller’s background is in various interdisciplinary fields, such as sociology, communication studies and linguistics. Her fields of research include communications theory, media sociology, theories of the public sphere, new information and communication technologies, and discourse analysis of public debates. She has publications in Hungarian, English and French.

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 4, WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Mária Adamik  

Mária Adamik is senior researcher at the Institute of Social Policy at ELTE. Her research focuses on problems of gender and welfare institutions and is directly applied in social activities due to her role as director of a Gender Studies Research Center at ELTE and as founding member of several women’s groups. Her teaching experience includes family and gender, welfare state and gender, social services and gender, reproduction and sexuality, state and prostitution.

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 4 and WP 5

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Dr. Péter Bodor

Péter Bodor is senior researcher at the Institute of Social Psychology at ELTE. He has done research oncommunicative competence, linguistic abilities and social cognition, and is a specialist on discourse analysis, in particular the analysis of ‘focus group’ discussions. His teaching experience includes psychology, social psychology and discourse analysis.

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 4 and WP 5

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Prof. Zsuzsa Hetényi

Zsuzsa Hetényi is professor at the Institute of Slavistic at the Faculty of Humanities at ELTE. She is a board member of several international scholarly associations and has been a visiting professor at several European and American universities. She is the founder and director of the Russian Doctoral School of Literature and has published several books and articles in Hungarian, English and Russian. She is a specialist in 19th and 20th centrury Russian literature and also works with semiotics and literary symbolism. She has specialised in topics of ethnic identity and questions of gender images in modern literature.

RECON participation: WP 4

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Ákos Huszár

Ákos Huszár is PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology at ELTE, research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Regional Studies and editor of the Replika – Social Science Quarterly. He has participated in several research projects on topics such as modern sociological paradigms, the political elite in Hungary, and urban inequalities and conflicts. His teaching experiences include theories of civil society, critical theory and social theory.

RECON participation: WP 5

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Borbála Kriza

Borbála Kriza is a young researcher in political sociology and a PhD candidate at the Insitut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris as well as the Institute of Sociology at ELTE, where she has been lecturer since 2004. Kriza has participated in several research projects on politics and democracy, migration, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has worked for the Central European University in Budapest, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. She has published extensively on political discourse, right-wing extremist ideologies, ethnic relations and gender issues. Kriza volunteers in a feminist NGO and the online magazine ‘Tusarok’, and has contributed to several award-winning documentary films on social and political issues.

RECON participation: WP 4 and WP 5

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Erika Kurucz

Erika Kurucz was appointed researcher at Eötvös Loránd University to participate in a cross-national comparative joint WP5-WP8 subproject on examining European identity among university students in an innovative qualitative way, using Q-methodology. Erika Kurucz holds three MAs in Sociology, Social Work, and Political Science and one MSc in Mathematics from ELTE as well as from Central European University, Budapest. She has participated in several research projects in Hungary especially on the plight of Roma and segregation in the education system. Her major research fields include equal opportunity issues, Roma integration, social changes and the e-Inclusion. Currently she is a PhD candidate at Corvinus University, Budapest.

RECON participation: WP 4

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Dr. Ágnes Rényi 

Ágnes Rényi is Chair of the Department of History of Sociology and senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology at ELTE. Her main research interests are theoretical approaches of the public sphere, public discourse strategies, and history of French sociology. She has done research on norms and strategies in public debates and discourse analysis of several public debates in Hungary, and is teaching the history of social thought, sociological paradigms, and theory of the public/private distinction in the theory of the public sphere.

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 4, WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Nóra Schleicher

Nóra Schleicher received her PhD in sociology at the University of ELTE. She is head of the Institute of Journalism and Media Studies at Budapest College of Communication and Business. Her main research interest is focused on the relationship of language, power and identity. She has researched and published in the area of bilingualism and gender and language. She teaches courses in media sociology, qualitative research methods, gender and media and gender and language, both in Hungarian and in English.

RECON participation: WP 4, WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Julia Vajda

Julia Vajda is senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology at ELTE. She is director of a large research programme on Jewish identity, and has published books and articles in Hungarian and English on this topic and on other identity questions and qualitative methods. She has specialised in sociology and psychology and is an expert on narrative interviews and identity discourses. Her teaching activity also includes qualitative methodology in the social sciences, epistemology, and psychoanalysis.

RECON participation: WP 4

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Róza Vajda

Róza Vajda was appointed researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University in April 2009. Ms Vajda is PhD candidate at the New School for Social Research in New York, and has been involved in numerous research projects dealing with gender equality, Roma rights and the situation of asylum seekers in Hungary. She is currently participating in the WP 4 team working on applying indicators for assessing gender justice and democracy in Hungary.

RECON participation: WP 4

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Dr. Anna Wessely

Anna Wessely is Chair of the Department of Sociology at ELTE and editor-in-chief of the Budapest Review of Books. She has previously been Rudolf Arnheim Professor of Art History at Humboldt University Berlin, President of the Advisory Board of the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, visiting professor at the Gender and Culture Program at the Central European University in Budapest, and research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, University of California in Berkeley, and Boston University. Dr. Wessely has published extensively in English, German, French and Italian. Her research areas include intellectual history, art history and sociology of culture.

RECON participation: WP 5 and WP 8

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