Vera Messing

Vera Messing
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Head of Research Department

Senior Research Fellow (MTA TK SZI)
Research Interests

social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion;

Ethnic minorities, migrants

public policy for inclusion (education, employment)

media representation of Roma

Selected Publications

Messing, Vera. 2014.  Apart or together: motivations behind ethnic segregation in education across Europe in Schiff, Claire and Júlia Szalai (eds) Migrant, Roma and Post-colonial Youth in Education across Europe: Being ‘visibly different’. London: Palgrave, 2014. pp. 17-34. (ISBN:978-1-137-30862-7)

Messing, Vera 2014. Methodological puzzles of surveying Roma/Gypsy populations. ETHNICITIES (ISSN: 1468-7968) 14: (6) pp. 811-829. (2014)

Annabel Tremlett, Vera Messing. 2015. Hungary's future: anti-immigration, anti-multiculturalism and anti-Roma? OPEN DEMOCRACY 2015:(aug. 4)

Messing, Vera 2015. Policy puzzles with the employment of Roma. In: Miroslav Beblavy at.al. (eds) Green, Pink or SilverM The Future of Labor in Europe. Brussels: Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 2015. pp. 174-196.

Messing Vera, Bernáth Gábor. 2015.  Bedarálva: A menekültekkel kapcsolatos kormányzati kampány és a tőle független megszólalás terepei; MÉDIAKUTATÓ: MÉDIAELMÉLETI FOLYÓIRAT 16:(4) pp. 7-17. (2015)

Messing, Vera 2008. Good practices addressing school integration of Roma/Gypsy children in Hungary. INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION (ISSN: 1467-5986) 19: (5) pp. 461-473. (2008)

Bernáth, Gábor and Messing, Vera. 2012. Pushed to the Edge.: Research Report on the Representation of Roma Communities in the HUngarian Majority Media, 2011. Budapest: CPS. http://cps.ceu.hu/sites/default/files/publications/cps-working-paper-pushed-to-the-edge-2013_0.pdf

Messing Vera. 2012. Kettévágott munkapiac, szétforgácsolt társadalom.: Avagy hogyan dezintegrálják a magyar munkaerőpiacot ás társadalmat az állami foglalkoztatáspolitikai beavatkozások. in Kovách I. et.al. (eds.) Társadalmi integráció a jelenkori Magyarországon. Budapest: Argumentum Kiadó, 2012. pp. 204-221.

Messing, Vera. 2008. „In white frame” The representation of Roma in the Hungarian press. Frankfurt: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2008. 167 p. ISBN: 978-3-639-03784-5 

Messing, Vera and Fleck, Gábor. 2010. Transformation of Roma employment policies. in Fazekas, K. Lovász, A. and Telegdy Á. (eds) The Hungarian labour market, 2010: Review and analysis. Budapest: Institute of Economics, HAS - National Employment Foundation, 2010. pp. 83-98.

Research Projects
  • 2011– European Social Survey (ESS); lead researcher (Hungary)
  • 2014–2016: „A roma médiakép 1988-2015: állandó és változó diszkurzív stratégiák és reprezentációs rezsimek”, principal investigator (National Research Fund)
  • 2015–16: Media representation of the refugee crisis in the Hungarian and international media. principal investigator (CEU RSS)
  • 2015–​ „Post communist traditionalism” research group at MTA CSS
  • 2014–2016 ASSESS project on monitoring integration of vulnerable migrants. European Comission projekt. principal researcher of the Hungarian team (CEU, CPS)
  • 2012–14 NEUJOBS Employment 2025: How will multiple transitions affect the European labour market’. A ‘Policy puzzles with Roma employment’ workpackage leader. EU FP7 (CEU CPS)
  • 2012–14 Multiple discrimination in Hungary. researcher; (National Research Fund)
  • 2010–11 Representation of Roma/Gypsy minority in the Hungarian media. principal invetigator
  • 2008–2011 Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth (EDUMIGROM). EU FP7 framework project. (www.edumigrom.eu) member of the coordinating team (CEU CPS) and member of the Hungarian research team (HAS Institute of Sociology)
  • 2007–2009 Szegény családok megélhetési stratégiái. Principla invetigator. (National Research Fund)
  • 2008–2009 RECWOWE – Network of Excellence, Immigrants and ethnic minorities between labour and welfare. A state-of-the-art research in Hungary and Central Europe (EU FP6)
Work in Progress

Messing, V.; Ábel Bereményi.: Is ethnicity a meaningful category for public policies? Active labour market policies from a Roma perspective: The Hungarian and Spanish cases. The article was submitted and accepted with revision by the Ethnic and Racia Studies.

Messing V.: Differences in the making: consequences of school segregation of Roma. A comparative study of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The article will be published in European Education’s Special Issue „Decade of Roma Inclusion”

Messing, V.  and Bernáth G.: Disempowered by the media: lack of media voice of Roma communities. Nationalities, Special Issue: Romaphobia and the Media. Expected publication 2017

Annabel Tremlett, Vera Messing and Angéla Kóczé: Introduction to the Special Issue of Nationalities titled “Romaphobia and the media”. Expected publication 2017

Messing Vera, Ságvári Bence: „Ahogy a ’másokhoz’ viszonyulunk, az tükrözi azt, amilyenek magunk vagyunk”. A magyarországi idegenellenesség okairól. socio.hu. Expected publication. 201