Janka Novák joined the Democracy Institute in 2022 as an intern for the Leadership Academy program. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Critical Gender Studies at CEU. She was an Associate Editor for the 2022 publication of HRSI's The Activist, a student-led human rights journal. Her ongoing research focuses on adolescents’ constructions of gender and the intersectional reproduction of social inequalities in education.
Janka’s research interests include gender and sexuality, anti-gender politics in Central Eastern Europe, and LGBTQ+ rights.