Issues of Class, Gender, and Race after the Collapse of Communism

Julia Szalai
"Conflicts of Class, Gender and Race in Hungary's Post-1990 Welfare Policy"
March 24, 2003, 12:00PM, 8417 Social Sciences
"Hungary's EU-Accession from a Gender Perspective: Will Women's Post-1990 Gains Wither Away?"
March 26, 2003, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science

    Julia Szalai is Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social History at the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at ELTE University, Budapest. She is the Editor of East Central Europe/l’Europe du Centre-Est: Eine Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift (ECE/ECE), a trilingual journal of the social sciences and humanities. She is also Chair of the Max Weber Foundation of the Study of Social Initiative (Budapest-Glasgow), and advisor to the Hungarian Ministry of Welfare. Her main research interests are: the history of social policy in East Central Europe; ‘old’ and ‘new’ poverty in Central Europe; women’s changing situation on the labour market in post-1989 Hungary; ‘recognition struggles’ of the Gypsy and  the deficiencies of the post-communist embourgeoisement process and their consequences for new class and ethnic relations in Hungary.