General Information

Full Name Endre Borbáth
Date of Birth February 6, 1991
Citizenship Romanian & Hungarian


  • 2014 - 2018
    PhD in Political and Social Sciences
    European University Institute, Florence, Italy
    • Thesis title: Parties and Protests in Crisis‑Hit Europe – Continuity and Change in the Structure of Political Conflict
    • Supervisor: Hanspeter Kriesi
  • 2014-2015
    Master of Research in Political and Social Sciences
    European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 2012 - 2014
    Master of Arts in Political Science, specialization in electoral politics
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    • Thesis title: Preference for the Public Good. Programmatic Linkages in Hungary and Romania
  • 2009 - 2012
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, English track of studies
    Babeş‑Bolyai University, Cluj‑Napoca, Romania
    • Thesis title: The Kurdish Issue of Turkey in a Game Theory Framework
  • 2009 - 2012
    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Hungarian track of studies
    Babeş‑Bolyai University, Cluj‑Napoca, Romania
    • Thesis title: Nationalism and Liberalism – Historical and Theoretical Links
  • 2011 - 2012
    Erasmus student
    Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
    • Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Further training

  • 2021
    Q-Step Centre Summer School Social Network Analysis
    University of Glasgow (inst: Michael T. Heaney)
  • 2019
    Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Sciences
    University of Bamberg
  • 2016
    Teaching in Higher Education
    European University Institute
  • 2015
    ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques
    Applied Multilevel Modelling (inst: Zoltán Fazekas)
  • 2015
    Citizens' Resilience in Times of Crisis
    LIVEWHAT - Living with Hard Times & COSMOS Center on Social Movement Studies - Scuola Normale Superiore

Research Experience

  • 2018 – pres.
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Freie Universität Berlin and WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    • Developing two key projects on
      • Political Parties in Movements (PI: Swen Hutter)
      • The Potentials of Civil Society: Solidarity and Crisis Management (PI: Swen Hutter, Jule Specht, Christian von Scheve)
  • 2014-2018
    PhD researcher, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe
    European University Institute, Florence, Italy
    • ERC project Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession (POLCON, PI: Hanspeter Kriesi)
  • 2016
    Visiting Researcher
    Eurolab, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany
    • Researching defection from parties in government over time and across countries, based on 2004, 2009, and 2014 waves of the European Election Studies
  • 2014-2018
    Research Assistant
    Median Research Center, Bucharest, Romania
    • Research assistant: tracker for votes and pledges of MPs; RO part of the Comparative Candidates Survey (2012, 2016); deliberative poll experiment; territorial autonomy arrangements; rolling cross sectional survey for media effects before the 2014 elections

Additional Information

Languages Hungarian (mother tongue), Romanian (C2), English (C2), German (C1), Italian (B1), Turkish (A2)
IT & Statistics GitHub, HTML, Julia, Jupyter notebook, Latex, Markdown, Python, R, SPSS, Stata, Unipark
Memberships Hungarian Academy of Sciences External Public Body (since 2021); Institut für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung (since 2020); Editorial board of Studia Politica – Romanian Political Science Review (since 2019)