programme manager, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest; general editor, Solidarity in Struggle: feminist perspectives on neo-liberalism in East-Central Europe
Eszter Kováts is a political scientist from Budapest and writes and comments regularly for different media outlets in Hungary on gender related topics and the use of gender in current political battles in Europe.
Eszter holds a BA in sociology, and an MA in political science & French and German studies. She is a PhD student in political science at ELTE University Budapest. Her research is on the right-wing critique of gender issues and gender studies in Europe and how these movements are embedded in broader crisis phenomena. Recently, she was the general editor and contributor to Solidarity in Struggle: feminist perspectives on neo-liberalism in East-Central Europe (2016).
Eszter has been working in the Hungarian office of the German social democratic Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung since 2009, and since 2012 she is responsible for the foundation’s gender programme for East-Central Europe.