Judit Takács

Judit Takács
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Research Interests

Judit Takács is a Research Professor at the Centre for Social Sciences, and an editor of the Socio.hu Social Science Review Hungarian journal. Her main research interests cover family practices, childlessness, the social history of homosexuality, homophobia and genderphobia. She has university degrees in History (ELTE) and Social Sciences (UvA), holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (BKÁE), a Diploma Habilitationis (ELTE), and the Doctor of Science title (awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2019). She was the Hungarian research lead in several international and national research projects, including the Families and Societies (FP7), the RECWOWE: Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe (FP6) and the HIV Prevention within High-Risk Social Networks I-II. projects. Since 2021 she is a member of the Momentum Reproductive Sociology Research Group. She has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals, including AIDS; AIDS Education and Prevention; Archives of Sexual Behavior; BMC Public Health; Critical Social Policy; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; European Review of History; Families, Relationships, and Societies; Journal of Community Health; Journal of Homosexuality; Gender, Place & Culture; Politics and Governance; Sexualities; Sexuality Research and Social Policy; Social Inclusion; Social Politics; and Vaccine. Her most recent edited volume came out in 2022 at Routledge.


Selected Publications

Möser, C.; Ramme, J.; Takács J. eds. (2022) Paradoxical Right-Wing Sexual Politics in Europe. (Global Queer Politics) Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81341-3

Szalma I. – Takács J. (2022) Családszociológiai mozaik. Debreceni Egyetemi Kiadó.

Takács J. (2022) How to Conserve Kertbeny’s Grave? A Case of Post-Communist Queer Necrophilia. 62-75 in Katalin Miklóssy & Markku Kangaspuro (eds.) Conservatism and Memory Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe. Routledge.

Takács J.; Fobear K.; Schmitsek S. (2022) Resisting Genderphobia in Hungary. Politics and Governance 10(4), 38-48. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v10i4.5528

Takács J. (2020) How involved are involved fathers in Hungary? Exploring caring masculinities in a post-socialist context. Families, Relationships, and Societies, 9(3):487-502. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674319X15592179267974

Research Projects

2021 – 2026 "Reproduction related decisions from macro-micro perspectives in European comparison in the (post-)pandemic era" (Momentum Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, participating researcher, principal investigator: Ivett Szalma)