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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

The reinvention of 'civil society': transnational conceptions of development in East-Central Europe
Agnes Gagyi, Mariya Ivancheva
McCrea, Niamh, and Fergal Finnegan, eds. Funding, power and community development. Policy Press, 2019., London, Policy Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Housing struggles in Bucharest and Budapest: mapping urban civil society in terms of a field of contention
Ioana Florea, Agnes Gagyi, Kerstin Jacobsson
Presentation at The XVI Polish Sociological Congress in Wroclaw , Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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

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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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