Section for Disability Studies

Management

Chair: KATONA, Vanda
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Section Secretary: HERNÁDI, Ilona
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Introduction

The section on disability studies intends to provide an open venue for tackling all the essential issues present in the field of disabilities and the related research activities. Furthermore, the section will serve as the platform for synthesizing findings resulting from relevant sociological, psychological research, and studies done on special education and disabilities. This shall be carried out with the active involvement of people living with disabilities. It is our goal to function as a vehicle for furthering academic excellence in this field and positively influence the decision-making process in this area. The inclusion of experts working in sociology, psychology, and special education is expected, especially when engaging in new ground-breaking research in the above mentioned fields. Additionally, representatives of other disciplines are also invited in conjunction with college and university students as active participants in the work of the section.
 
Roland Keszi, Ph.D. is a Research Associate at the ELTE University, Budapest. He has conducted several researches dealing with the topics vocational rehabilitation, work stress, e-work, refugees and asylum-seekers in the labour market and their representation in the Hungarian press. His other research interests include sociological problems of information society, sociology of organisations. He started research projects with a new approach in disability studies. He is a member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
 
Ildikó Laki is a culture and adult education manager, librarian, and sociologist with an emphasis on urban research. Currently she is a fulltime employee of the Institute of Sociology of the HAS.

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