Kata Benedek

Kata Benedek is a Hungarian art historian and a PhD candidate at Berlin’s Freie Universität. Her forthcoming dissertation revolves around geopolitical temporalities and modalities of socialist Central and Eastern European queer cultural history.


Genderphobia in Eastern Europe: Myths and Realities

Questioning the dividing line between East and West on LGBTQI+ emancipation.

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Opportunism Not Ideology: Fidesz’s Campaign Against Sexual Minorities

A new discriminatory law against LGBTQI+ people fits well into the long-running political strategy of Fidesz.

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Referendums in Hungary: Confirmation Bias

The Hungarian government's use of referendums shows how direct democracy can be used to lend a veneer of legitimacy to a party's own policy agenda.

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