Robert Sata

Associate Research Fellow
Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
+36-1-327 3025 or +43-1-252 3025

Robert Sata is Associate Research Fellow at the Political Science Department, Central European University (CEU). His research focuses on populist discourse and the politics of identity. Dr. Sata has published on ethnic relations, minority rights and issues of diversity in the public sphere as well as gender politics and discrimination. He has taught courses in Political Science on CEU’s MA and BA programmes in Budapest and Vienna, at McDaniel College, Budapest, and Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. He has supervised theses on ethnic relations, populism and media, gender issues, intra-state conflict, migration, electoral campaigning, and the Roma in Europe. His recent publications include “Performing crisis to create your enemy: Europe vs. The EU in Hungarian populist discourse.” (2023) Frontiers in Political Science, 5. DOI: 10.3389/fpos.2023.1032470, “In the Name of the Family: The Populist Turn against Gender in Hungary” (2021) in Martin Mejstrik and Vladimir Handl (eds.) Current Populism in Europe: Gender-Backlash and Counter-strategies. Prague: HBS: 37-52; and with Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski “Caesarean politics in Hungary and Poland” (2020), East European Politics, DOI: 10.1080/21599165.2019.1703694. His co-edited book Migration and Border-Making. Reshaping Policies and Identities came out with Edinburgh University Press in 2020.


PhD in Political Science, Central European University
MA in International Relations, International University of Japan
MA in Political Science, Central European University
BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, American University in Bulgaria
BA in Political Science and Internaltional Relations, American University in Bulgaria

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