Judit Gárdos

Judit Gárdos
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Head of the Research Documentation Centre

Senior Research Fellow (TK SZI)
Research Interests

Judit Gárdos, PhD is senior research fellow, sociologist, head of the Research Documentation Centre at the HUN-REN Centre for Social Sciences (Budapest, Hungary). She studied at the universities of Budapest, Vienna and Berlin and received her PhD in 2018. Her main research interests include the sociology and anthropology of social sciences, in particular explanatory models and strategies in sociology, which she is currently investigating as a postdoctoral research leader. She has worked in a number of Hungarian and international research projects and published in journals such as Science & Technology Studies or Social & Legal Studies. She is co-founder of two social science data archives in Hungary and analyses archival practices and the phenomenon of open science.

Selected Publications

„Anti-pluralism, labour market policy and the pandemic. Political uses and social consequences of COVID-19 in Hungary” (2024).  Co-authors: Sára Hungler, Miklós Illéssy. Social & Legal Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/09646639241233939 

„Identification of social scientifically relevant topics in an interview repository. A natural language processing experiment” (2023). Co-authors:  Júlia Egyed-Gergely, Anna Horváth, Balázs Pataki, Roza Vajda, András Micsik. Journal of Documentation. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2022-0269

"Questions and Explanations in Sociology: A Science Studies Field Study”, 
Science & Technology Studieshttps://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/111856 doi: 10.23987/sts.111856.

Dissidents, Rebels, and Everyday Heroes: New Perspectives on the Digital Archiving of Cultural Resistance Under State Socialism (2023). In: East European Politics and Societies. Co-authors: Csurgó Bernadett, Kerényi Szabina, Kovács Éva, Micsik András        https://doi.org/10.1177/08883254221131589


Research Projects

Explanation in sociology in the 21st century. An empirical research. (Principal Investigator, “OTKA” postdoctoral excellence programme)

HUN-REN Data Repository Platform (principal investigator at the Centre for Social Sciences)