Agnes Gagyi

Research Area 2

Stay at EEGA: September 2022

Research Project: Chinese investments and ‘Peripheral Debt’ in Eastern Europe as part of the complex interlinkages of the contemporary global transformation

Agnes Gagyi is a sociologist, working on East European politics and social movements from the perspective of the region’s long-term world-economic and geopolitical integration. As a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, she has been working on urban green infrastructure and housing politics.

Agnes Gagyi’s recent publications include Contemporary Housing Struggles: A Structural Field of Contention Approach, co-authored with Ioana Florea and Kerstin Jacobsson (2022), The Political Economy of Eastern Europe after the ‚Transition‘co-edited with Ondrej Slacalek (2021), and The Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe (2021).

At IfL, Agnes Gagyi collaborates with two coordinators of the EEGA Research Area Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order. With Marek Mikuš, she has been working on a comparative analysis of forex mortgage crises and subsequent transformations of housing lending in the region (Gagyi and Mikuš 2022). With Lela Rekhviashvili, she has organized panels on Chinese investments in the region, including Chinese Investments in East Europe’s Infrastructures: A Relational Critical Political Economy Perspective, at 2022 RSA CEE, as part of the EEGA Series on Infrastructures.