Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Gabriela is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Georgia, focusing on Comparative Politics and Methodology. Her research interests include European politics, democracy, right-wing populism and political behaviour.


MSc in Political Science, University of Amsterdam, 2018

Master in European Studies, University of Vienna, 2017

BA in Hungarian Studies, University of Vienna, 2017

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Gabriela was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. Given her Hungarian roots and her interest in the country’s culture, language, and politics, she completed a BA in Hungarian Studies, followed by a Master in European Studies both at the University of Vienna. After discovering her passion for Political Science, she completed a Master of Science in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. After graduating, Gabriela completed several internships and traineeships at a human rights organisation in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York City, and the European Parliament in Brussels. She then founded a youth platform for young people interested in international affairs, worked as an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), and later as Community Engagement Manager at the Austrian Daily, “Der Standard”. Before returning to grad school to pursue her PhD, Gabriela published articles and opinion pieces in several outlets, amongst others, the New Eastern Europe Magazine, The Diplomat, Modern Diplomacy and Social Europe.

Areas of Expertise

Austrian and Hungarian politics European politics

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

BA cum laude

Recipient of the University of Georgia’s Graduate School Doctoral Fellow Award

Research Interests

Democracy, right-wing populism, political behaviour, European politics and specifically Hungarian politics.

Selected Publications

Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy (AIES), How Hungary’s Russia connection undermines EU support for Ukraine, New Eastern Europe Magazine, China’s Growing Foothold in Hungary, The Diplomat, Articles on Social Europe: Articles in the New Eastern Europe Magazine: