Gyorgyi Horvath

Research topic

The Mediation of Suffering: Domestic Violence and the Role of the Hungarian Media as an Agent for Social Change

Research interests: gender and media, mediated discourses of domestic violence, the mediation of suffering, domestic violence in the post-socialist Hungarian media

Supervisor: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki and Dr Sadie Wearing


I have a Humanities background with university degrees obtained in Hungary where for many years I worked in various literature-related jobs, including positions as cultural journalist, book critic, World Literature series editor, and also university lecturer at several universities, including the top national research university, ELTE. In recent years I also worked as a cultural expert to the European Union. My current research interests mainly root in my extensive background in post-socialist, especially Hungarian contexts, my multiyear experience as a cultural media worker, and the volunteer work I did as a helpline operator for victims of domestic violence at an NGO in Budapest in 2012-13.