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Bernadett Sebaly

Junior Research Affiliate

Bernadett is a research affiliate at CEU Democracy Institute. She is pursuing a PhD at CEU's Doctoral School of Public Policy. Her field of research is the policy impact of social movements. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between movement structures, constituent participation, and policy impact. She is particularly interested in how the combination of movement strategies influences a just political-economic transition. Her goal is to link the worlds of social movements and academia. She draws on her 10 years of experience working in various sectors of civil society. She is proud to have helped design and build a community organizing program in Hungary, coordinated Civilizáció, a national network of CSOs, and co-founded and organized in The City Is For All, a multi-class housing group. She was the winner of CEU's 1st-year PhD award for 2019/2020, and a Visiting Graduate Scholar at P3 Lab at SNF Agora at Johns Hopkins University in 2022/2023. She has led participatory action research with the European Community Organizing Network and the School of Public Life, where she holds regular trainings.