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Agnes Gagyi


Agnes Gagyi

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Agnes Gagyi

Agnes Gagyi obtained her PhD in Social Communication in 2011 at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Since 2017 she is Researcher at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at University of Gothenburg. Before that she worked as Associate Adjunct Professor at Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary, and conducted research projects at New Europe College, Romania, and George Mason University, USA.

Specialist Fields
Gagyi is a social movement researcher, focusing on connections between contemporary and historical movements in Central and Eastern Europe, and the social, economic and political aspects of the region’s long-term world market integration. Her previous research projects involved the international embeddedness of the alterglobalization movement in Hungary and Romania, Central and Eastern European versions of post-2008 anti-austerity movements, comparative perspectives on waves of economic crisis and political mobilization in Hungary and Romania, and reorganizations of intellectual and expert knowledge structures during changes in modes of world market integration.

Current research
"Housing, social mobilisations and urban governance in Central and Eastern Europe". Funded by Formas (2017-20). The project aims at critically investigating the nexus of urban governance, housing policy and housing protest in Bucharest, Budapest and Vilnius.

Research Areas

  • Political sociology
  • Political economy
  • Social movements

Area studies – Central and Eastern Europe


Main latest publications


Gagyi, A. (2019) A válság politikái. Új kelet-közép-európai mozgalmak globális perspektívában (Politics of the crisis. New East-Central-European Movements in Global Perspective). Budapest: Napvilág.

Journal articles

Gagyi, A. and A. Vigvari. (2018) Informal Practices in Housing Financialisation: The Transformation of an Allotment Garden in Hungary. Critical Housing Analysis, 5 (2), 46-55.

Florea, I., A. Gagyi and K. Jacobsson (2018) A Field of Contention: Evidence from Housing Struggles in Bucharest and Budapest. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29 (4), 712–724.


Latest publications

Reform Economics in Late-Socialist Hungary: A Case of Globally Embedded Knowledge Production
Agnes Gagyi
Adela Hîncu and Victor Karady, eds., „Social Sciences in the other Europe since 1945”, Budapest & New York, CEU Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Dependent development under geopolitical reconfiguration: the case of Hungary
Agnes Gagyi, Tamas Gerocs
5th EISA European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Groeningen, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Semi-peripheral financialization and informal household solutions: embedded scales of uneven development in a Hungarian agglomeration zone
Agnes Gagyi, Csaba Jelinek, Zsuzsanna Posfai, Andras Vigvari
Households and Peripheral Financialization in Europe workshop, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Financialization in historical cycles of uneven development in Hungary
Agnes Gagyi
The Financialization of Housing on the Semi-Periphery conference, CEU, 20-22 July, Budapest, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Financialization and right-wing nationalist politics in Hungary - a case through housing
Agnes Gagyi, Csaba Jelinek, Zsuzsanna Posfai
Fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography, 24-28 July, Cologne, Germany, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Taking back what is "ours": ideological ambiguities and capacity-building in housing mortgage debtors' struggles under Hungary's newly nationalizing financial regime
Agnes Gagyi, Natasa Szabo
European Association of Social Anthropologists 2018 Conference, 14-17 August, Stockholm, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Reindustrialisation, financialisation and the role of state in Hungarian uneven development
Marton Czirfusz, Agnes Gagyi, Tamas Gerocs, Csaba Jelinek, Tibor Meszmann et al.
4th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism Conference, 29-30 November, Budapest, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Antagonism and Solidarity in Housing Movements in Bucharest and Budapest: A Field of Contention Approach
Ioana Florea, Agnes Gagyi, Kerstin Jacobsson
Urban Ethics: Conflicts Over the ‚Good’ and Proper Life in Cities, 17-19 January, Munich, Germany, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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East-Central European feminist activism in the context of uneven development in the EU, and ways to move forward
Agnes Gagyi, G Csanyi, E Barna, T Gerocs
The Future of the European Union - Feminist Perspectives from East-Central Europe, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Housing on the frontier of uneven development and social struggles on Europe's eastern periphery
Agnes Gagyi, Zs Pósfai
13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Athens: 29 august - 01 september, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

State, forex mortgages and real estate: some theoretical aspects of the Hungarian case
Agnes Gagyi, Zs Pósfai, Cs Jelinek
The Real Estate/Financial Complex International Conference. Leuven, Belgium : 13-15 january, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Rákóczi Collective - Alternatives to individual ownership
Agnes Gagyi, Cs Jelinek, Zs Pósfai, M Szarvas
Autoportret / The Cooperative City, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Class and Intellectual Politics: Some Notes on the Contexts of a New Intellectual Left in Hungary and Romania
Agnes Gagyi
Spectrum of Communism - Symposium at Blinken OSA. Budapest: 16-17 november, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Anti-Migration as State Politics in the Lack of Immigration: How the International Political Economy of Hungary's Anti-Migration Stance Produces a Trap for Human Rights Arguments
Agnes Gagyi
6th Bi-annual meeing, Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA). Amsterdam:28-30 august, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The rise and fall of civil society in East-Central Europe
Agnes Gagyi, M Ivancheva
Moskalewicz M. & Przybylski W. (eds) Understanding Central Europe, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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