Ethical Review Board


Gabor Halmai

Institute of Political and Internatinal Studies, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

Gabor Halmai is Professor of Law and director of the Institute of Political and Internatinal Studies at the Eotvos Lorand University, as well as director of the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Centre (INDOK). He received a PhD from Eotvos Lorand University in 1983, and became Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Dsc.) in 1997. He is member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s Management Board. He is also the member of the Executive Committee of the European Masters Program in Human Rights and Democratization. Since 2006, he has been the vice-chair of the Hungarian National Election Commission.



Jasmina Lukic

Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary

Jasmina Lukic is an Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, Central European University in Budapest. She has been a co-founder and the editor in chief of the journal for feminist theory Zenske studije (1996-1999) and she is an associate editor of The European Journal of Women’s Studies and of Aspasia. Her research interests are primarily related with literary and cultural studies, and with South-Slavic literatures. She has published a number of articles and book chapters. Her publicatiosn also include a collection of critical studies The Other Face (1984), and a monograph Metafiction: Reading the Genre (2001). She has edited Special Issue on Women, Identity, and Identification: “Who are I” of European Journal of Women’s Studies (2003). Together with Joanna Regulska and Darja Zavirsek, she has edited a volume Women and Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe (2006).



Fiona Williams

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK

Fiona Williams is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Between 1999 -2005 she was Director of the ESRC CAVA Research Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare, and now co-directs the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) with Professor Sue Yeandle at the University of Leeds. She has written widely on gender, 'race' and ethnicity in social policy, and is currently researching the employment of migrant workers in home-based care in Europe with colleagues in Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. Her teaching and research interests focus on the place of care in contemporary society, including the changing nature of family lives and personal relationships, and the development of a political ethic of care.

Her recent publications include Gendering citizenship in Western Europe: new challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context with R. Lister, A. Antonnen, M. Bussemaker, U.Gerhard, S.Johansson, J. Heinen, A. Leira, R. Lister, B. Siim. C. Tobio, and A.Gavanas, (The Policy Press, 2007); ‘The Intersection of Child Care Regimes and Migration Regimes: a Three–country Study’ (with A. Gavanas) in H. Lutz ed. Migration and Domestic Work: a European Perspective on a Global Theme. London, (Routledge, 2007); Empowering Parents in Local Sure Start Programmes (with H. Churchill, DfES, 2006); Rethinking Families (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2004) and ‘In and beyond New Labour: towards a new political ethic of care’ in Critical Social Policy, 21(4), 2001. She was one of the contributors to The Good Life: a programme for political renewal from the pressure group COMPASS (2006). She is currently working on a contribution to The Global Political Economy of Care: Integrating Ethics and Social Politics (R. Mahon and F. Robinson eds, UCB Press, 2009).

She is co-editor of Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society.