Judit Takács

Judit Takács
Download CV Research Chair (MTA TK SZI)
Research Interests

family practices, work life balance issues, social situation of LGBTIQ+ people, homophobia, transphobia, HIV/AIDS prevention, antidiscrimination and equal treatment policies, social history of homosexuality

Selected Publications

Kuhar R; Monro S; Takács J (2018) Trans Citizenship in Post-socialist Societies – Critical Social Policy, 38(1): 99–120. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0261018317732463

Takács J (2017) Listing Homosexuals since the 1920s and under State Socialism in Hungary. 157-170. In C. Baker (ed.) Gender in 20th-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR. Palgrave: London.

Szalma I; Takács J (2017) How to measure fathering practices in a European comparison? 228-249. In Michael J. Breen (ed.) Values and Identities in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey. Routledge: Abingdon.

Takács J; Szalma I; Bartus T (2016) Social Attitudes toward Adoption by Same-Sex Couples in Europe. Archives of Sexual Behavior 45(7), 1787-1798.
DOI: 10.1007/s10508-016-0691-9

Szalma I – Takács J (2015) Who Remains Childless? Unrealized Fertility Plans in Hungary. Sociologicky časopis/Czech Sociological Review, 51(6): 1047-1075. 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/00380288.2015.51.6.228

Amirkhanian, YA; Kelly, JA; Takacs J; McAuliffe, TL; Kuznetsova, AV, P. Toth, T; Mocsonaki L; DiFranceisco WJ; Maylakhs A (2015) Effects of a social network HIV/STD prevention intervention for MSM in Russia and Hungary: a randomized controlled trial.
AIDS 29(5):583-93. DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000558; PMID: 25565495

Takács J (2015) Disciplining gender and (homo)sexuality in state socialist Hungary in the 1970s. In: European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire 22(1):161-175. DOI:10.1080/13507486.2014.983426 (Published online: 24 Dec 2014)

Takács J – Kelly JA – PTóth T – Mocsonaki L – Amirkhanian YA (2013) Effects of Stigmatization on Gay Men Living with HIV/AIDS in a Central-Eastern European Context: A Qualitative Analysis from Hungary. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10(1):24-34 DOI 10.1007/s13178-012-0102-5

Takács J – Szalma I (2011) Homophobia and same-sex partnership legislation in Europe. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 30(5): 356-378 DOI: 10.1108/02610151111150627

Hobson B – Fahlén S – Takács J (2011) Agency and Capabilities to Achieve a Work-Life Balance: A Comparison of Sweden and Hungary. Social Politics 18(2):168-198. DOI:10.1093/sp/jxr007


Research Projects

Completed research projects

2013–2017 Families and Societies (FP7) – Hungarian Team Leader

2013–2017 Social History of Homosexuality in 20th Century Hungary before 1990 (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund – 105414) – Principal Investigator

2013–2014 GAP Work: Improving Gender-Related Violence Intervention and Referral through Youth Practitioner Training (Daphne) – Associate Partner

2012–2014 Multiple Discrimination: Individual and Institutional Perceptions, Effects and Actions (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund – 101468) – Researcher

2010–2013 Equal Treatment Awareness in Hungary (Hungarian research project commissioned by the Equal Treatment Authority) – Researcher responsible for LGBT issues

2007–2012 HIV Prevention within High-Risk Social Networks – International Social Network Study II. (Led by CAIR, Medical College of Wisconsin; sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA) –Principal Investigator of the Hungarian site

2010–2011 Citizens in Diversity: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights (EC Fundamental Rights and Citizenship project – JLS/2008/FRAC/AG/1334) – Hungarian Team Leader

2010–2011 AHEAD: Against Homophobia. European Local Administration Devices (EC Fundamental Rights and Citizenship project – JLS/2008/FRAC/AG/1334) – Partner

2006–2011 RECWOWE: Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe (FP6-2004-Citizens-4 European Network of Excellence, NoE) – Hungarian Team Leader

2008 Study on Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the EU (Danish Institute for Human Rights; European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) – Hungarian Country Report Author

2007 Social exclusion of LGBT people in Hungary (Hungarian research project, sponsored by the Hungarian Ministry of Labour) – Team Leader

2007 Role of district nurses in increasing fathers’ involvement in child care (Hungarian research project of MONA, Foundation for the Women in Hungary) – Researcher

2006 Social Exclusion of LGBT Youth in Europe (ILGA-Europe; IGLYO) – Researcher

2005–2007 Genderwise: The role of men as agents of change in reconciling work and family life (European Commission Grant VS/2005/0338) – Local Coordinator

2003–2007 HIV Prevention within High-Risk Social Networks – International Social Network Study I. (Led by CAIR, Medical College of Wisconsin; sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, USA) – Principal Investigator of the Hungarian site

2003–2004 Transsexuals in the Hungarian Social and Health Care System (Hungarian research project, sponsored by the Hungarian Ministry of Health) – Researcher

2002–2004 Family and Policy (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) – Researcher

2002–2004 Political and Human Rights of the Hungarian Roma (Hungarian NKFP research project) – Coordinator

2002 Sexual minority media (Research grant by the Slovenian Peace Institute) – Researcher

2000–2003 IPROSEC: Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges – Changing Family Structures, Policy and Practice (FP5 project within Key Action Improving the Socio- Economic Knowledge Base) – Researcher