Julia Szalai

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Nador u. 11
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306
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Qualifications: 
sociologist, PhD in Sociology (1986)
Doctor of Science (DSc) in Sociology (2007)
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Julia Szalai is the Principal Researcher of the EDUMIGROM project (“Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe”), a research initiative launched in March 2008 within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. During the past decade, she has been involved in a great number of cross-country comparative studies, such as Class, Gender and Ethnicity in Crossnational Comparison; Gender and Development: Ten Years After Beijing; The European Roma: Theorising Marginality,Resistance and Integration; Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity: European Comparisons and Lesson; and Multi-disciplinary and Cross-national Approaches to Romany Studies. She has been affiliated with a great number of acknowledged research centers in Europe and the United States, including  Stockholm University, University of Glasgow, University of London, Nuffield College, Free University – Amsterdam, IWM–Vienna, Collegium Budapest, University of Wisconsin, Georgetown University, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). In recognition of her work, she was awarded by the Scientific Board of the Soros Foundation (“Creativity Award” – 2003), the President of Hungary (2004), and the Hungarian Sociological Association (“Polanyi Award” – 2005). On the basis of her achievements in comparative social studies, she has been elected by the United Nations to serve as a Member of the Board of UNRISD – Geneva.

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Academic/research topics: 
comparative welfare state studies
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
Hungarian
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
English
Language proficiencies (spoken): 
German (reading)

Projects led by Julia Szalai

Publications

Book
Book Chapter
Cvejić, Slobodan. "Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization: Experiences from Serbia." In Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Contexts: Hungary, Romania, Serbia, edited by Julia Szalai and Violetta Zentai, 31. CPS Books. Budapest: Central European University, 2014. Abstract
Vincze, Eniko. "Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization: Experiences from Romania." In Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Contexts: Hungary, Romania, Serbia, edited by Julia Szalai and Violetta Zentai, 31. CPS Books. Budapest: Central European University, 2014. Abstract
Varadi, Monika, and Tunde Virag. "Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization: Experiences from Hungary." In Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Contexts: Hungary, Romania, Serbia, edited by Julia Szalai and Violetta Zentai, 33. CPS Books. Budapest: Central European University, 2014. Abstract
Szalai, Julia. "Roma Marginalization and Exclusion in a Comparative Perspective." In Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Contexts: Hungary, Romania, Serbia, edited by Julia Szalai and Violetta Zentai, 41. CPS Books. Budapest: Central European University, 2014. Abstract
Szalai, Julia. "A Voice To Be Heard: Citizenship Rights and Political Participation of the 'New' Poor in Contemporary Democracies." In Towards a Europe of Shared Social Responsibilities: Challenges and Strategies, edited by Gilda Farrell and Federico Oliveri, 131-156. Trends in Social Cohesion. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2013.
Szalai, Julia. "“Cultural Otherness” or the Ethnicisation of Poverty? Some Considerations on How Postcommunist Welfare Reforms Affect Hungary’s Roma Minority." In Reconciling Migrants’ Well-Being and the Public Interest: Welfare State, Firms and Citizenship in Transition. , 159-183. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2008.
Szalai, Julia. "Conflicting Interests in Shaping Hungary’s New Private Pension Scheme." In Rethinking theWelfare State. The Political Economy of Pension Reform. , edited by Martin Rein and Winfried Schmähl, 348-372. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004.
Szalai, Julia. "Conflicting Struggles for Recognition: Clashing Interests of Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary Hungary." In Recognition Struggles and Social Movements. Contested Identities, Agency and Power , edited by Barbara Hobson, 188-215. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Szalai, Julia. "Conflicts of Gender and Class. Paradoxes of Women’s Occupational Mobility in Post-1989 Hungary." In Women’s Employment in a Comparative Perspective , edited by Liset Van Dijk and Tanja Van der Lippe, 19-37. Berlin: Aldine de Gruyter, 2001.
Book review
Szalai, Julia. How Many Histories Do We Have? In Ágnes Losonczi: Sorsba fordult történelem. Budapest, Holnap Kiadó, 2005. 329 pages. Vol. 47. The Hungarian Quarterly 47, no. 3., 2006.
Conference Paper
Szalai, Julia. "Struggles for Recognition on the Battlefield of Social Services." In Delivering Public Services in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and Developments, edited by Jane Finlay and Marek Debicki, 297-300. Bratislava: NISPAcee Press, 2003.
Journal Article
Policy Brief
Report
Contested Issues of Social Inclusion through Education in Multiethnic Communities across Europe In EDUMIGROM, Edited by Julia Szalai. Budapest: Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, 2011.
Working Paper
Szalai, Julia. Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe In EDUMIGROM Summary Findings. Budapest: Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, 2011.
Szalai, Julia, Vera Messing, and Maria Nemenyi. Ethnic and Social Differences in Education in a Comparative Perspective In EDUMIGROM Comparative Papers. Budapest: Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, 2010.
Szalai, Julia. Being ‘Visibly Different’: Experiences of Second-generation Migrant and Roma Youths at School In EDUMIGROM Comparative Papers. Budapest: Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, 2010.
Szalai, Julia, Marcus Carson, Zuzana Kusa, Eniko Magyari-Vincze, and Violetta Zentai. Comparative Report on Educational Policies for Inclusion In EDUMIGROM Comparative Papers. Budapest: Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, 2009.