Agnes Gagyi

Affiliated Researcher

Department of Sociology and Work Science
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Agnes Gagyi

Background Agnes Gagyi is a Researcher at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at University of Gothenburg since 2017. Before that she taught sociology and communication in Hungary, and conducted research projects at George Mason University, USA, and New Europe College, Romania. In 2020 and 2021, she conducted guest research projects at the Imre Kertész Kolleg and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany.

Specialist Fields Dr. Gagyi is a social movement researcher, focusing on East European movements and politics from the perspective of the region’s long-term world market and geopolitical integration. Her previous research projects involved the international embeddedness of the alterglobalization movement in Hungary and Romania, the politics of post-2008 anti-austerity movements in Eastern Europe, 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”. The Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-2022

“Urban Gardens as Meeting Places in Göteborg, Budapest and Bucharest: Building Collaborative Capacity for Sustainability in Different Socio-economic Contexts”. The Swedish Research Council Formas, 2020- 2023.

Research Areas

  • Political sociology
  • Political economy
  • Social movements
  • Central and Eastern Europe

Recent publications

Florea, I., A., Gagyi and K., Jacobsson (2021). Antagonisms and solidarities in housing movements in Bucharest and Budapest. In Ege, M., Moser, J. (Eds.) Urban Ethics. Conflicts Over the Good and Proper Life in Cities. Routledge, 180-195.

Gagyi, A. (2021). The Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe: The Case of Hungary and Romania. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gagyi, A. and O. Slačálek (Eds.) (2021). The Political Economy of Eastern Europe 30 years into the ‘Transition’. New Left Perspectives from the Region. Palgrave Macmillan.