Prof. Dorottya Szikra, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2016

Dorottya Szikra was a senior researcher of the Budapest Institute between 2011 and 2013, involved in projects related to social policy. She works as a part-time professor at Eötvös University, Faculty of Social Sciences, and as a full-time researcher at the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is a board member of the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPAnet). Her research has dealt with the white spots of social policy history in Hungary. Recently her interest turned towards comparative family policies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Historical analysis of the Hungarian welfare state
  • Social insurance
  • Family policies

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Gendering Family Politics and Policies in Europe
Compact Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, 25 April 2016, 2–4 p.m., GBCF 06/606, 16–17 June 2016, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., GC 03/42 (with Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert)


Dismantling Democracy and Welfare. The Social and Family Policy of the Orbán-Government in Hungary between 2010 and 2014
Lecture, Colloquium of the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, 15 June 2016, 4 p.m., GC 04/45

Selected Publications
Szikra, Dorottya. 2011. Tradition Matters: Child Care and Primary School Education in Modern Hungary. In Children, Families and States. Time Policies of Childcare, Preschool, and Primary Education in Europe, ed. by Karen Hagemann, Konrad Jarausch and Cristina Allemann-Ghionda, 364–384. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Szikra, Dorottya, Tomasz Inglot and Cristina Rat. 2012. Reforming Post-Communist Welfare States. Family Policy in Poland, Hungary and Romania Since 2000. Problems of Post-Communism 59 (6): 27–49.

Szikra, Dorottya. 2014. Democracy and Welfare in Hard Times: The Social Policy of the Orbán Government in Hungary between 2010 and 2014. Journal of European Social Policy 24 (4): 1–15.

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