Oľga Gyárfášova is a director at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations since 2016. She studied sociology at Faculty of Arts Comeniu University, she holds PhD. in comparative political science. In her research work she focuses on electoral studies, political culture, public opinion, minority rights and gender studies, as well as on analyses of populism and right-wing extremism. She is author, co-author and co-editor of dozens of expert publications. She has been working on several domestic and international scientific projects. Moreover, she is national coordinator of the European Election Studies (EES) and principal investigator of the prestigious project Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES). IN 2015-2019 she works on APVV and VEGA projects. As a hosting professor she attended University of Innsbruck. She speaks fluent English and German, and has some basic Polish and Russian.
Oľga Gyárfášová is also elected member of the Academic Senate of the Comenius university (since 2010, second electoral period, whereas during 2010-14 she also served in the Board of the AS UK); she is member of Editorial Boards of scientific journals Sociológia/Sociologicla Review and European Mirror (Budapest); Board of directors of the Institute for Public Affairs, in 2012-2017 she was the member of Attesting commission of the Sociological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences.
European political culture,
Public opinion surveys and research design
Methodology of social sciences;
European union in political and public discourse