Noémi Katona

Noémi Katona
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Research Interests

Noémi Katona, PhD is a post-doctoral researcher in the CareOrg research project the Institute of Sociology at the Center of Social Sciences, Budapest. She earned her PhD in sociology at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2020. Her main research interests include gender, migration, sex industry and care work. She has been focusing on the recent developments in the transnational care and sex markets in various research projects. She is a member of the Working Group for Public Sociology “Helyzet” and  of the Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies. Currently she works in an international research project called  CareOrg: Researching the transnational organization of senior care, labor and mobility in Central and Eastern Europe.

Selected Publications

Zsuzsanna, Árendás – Judit, Durst – Noémi, Katona – Vera, Messing (2022) The Limits of Trading Cultural Capital: Returning Migrant Children and Their Educational Trajectory in Hungary, In:  Atterberry, A.L., McCallum, D.G., Tu, S., Lutz, A. and Bass, L.E. (Ed.) Children and Youths' Migration in a Global Landscape (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited. 115-139.

Katona, N. (2020) Political Representation and Spokespersons in the Prostitution vs. Sex Work Debate. Intersections. East European Journal Of Society And Politics, 6(1). doi:10.17356/ieejsp.v6i1.631

Katona, N. and Melegh, A. (Eds.) (2020) Towards a scarcity of care? Tensions and contradictions of transnational elderly care systems in central and eastern Europe. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Budapest. Available at:

Katona, N. (2019) Combating trafficking of Hungarian women to Western Europe: a multi-level analysis of the international law enforcement cooperation. Trends in Organized Crime 23, 115–142 (2020).

Vidra Z., Katona N., Sebhelyi V. (2018) State policies and institutional procedures and practices addressing prostitution and sex trafficking of children in Hungary, Critical Social Policy, 4(38): 645–666.