Ráhel Katalin Turai is Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU Vienna in the Fall term of 2020/21. She is teaching the course ‘Sexual matters in the semi-periphery’, in both online and on-site versions. Her main research field is the relation between gender inequality and sexuality in the Eastern European context. Ráhel earned her PhD at the Department in 2018, and MAs at ELTE from Sociology and from Aesthetics. She taught at ELTE Gender Studies, at special colleges of ELTE and Budapest Corvinus University, as well as at the Milestone Institute. In 2018-2019, she worked for the Pasts Inc., Center for Historical Studies at CEU as research coordinator. She worked in editing the journals of East Central Europe and Hungarian Review of Sociology. She participated in research projects about care work migration, language and masculinity, and gender inequalities in school. Ráhel’s recent publications include “Voices of masculinity: Men’s talk in Hungarian university dormitories”, Discourse & Society 30(4): 339–358. (with Bodó, Cs., Szabó, G.); “Gender and class tensions in Hungarian LGBTQ activism: The case of ambiguous bisexual representation” In R. Buyantueva és M. Shevtsova (eds.): LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 341-368. Among forthcoming publications are “PC goes East-Central Europe: Gendered interactions in Budapest university dormitories” (with Bodó, Cs., Szabó, G.) in D. Smakman, J. Nekvapil, and K. Fedorova (eds.), Postmodern Individuals in Urban Settings; and “Bisexuality: Narrating sexual fluidity and identity” in K. Hall and R. Barrett (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ráhel resides in Budapest and commutes to Vienna; online office hours are offered by appointment.