Borbála Kovács is visiting faculty at the Department of Political Science, Central European University, where she teaches courses in political economy, the politics of welfare state change and qualitative research methods (2015-16 academic year). She came to CEU after completing her DPhil in social policy at the University of Oxford in 2013. Borbála's research focuses on family policy analysis, informality and welfare state change and the sociology of childcare in Central and Eastern Europe (with a focus on Romania). Borbála has published articles among others in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, the Journal of Eurasian Studies and the Journal of Comparative European Studies. She has also edited special issues for the Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe and the Journal of Eurasian Studies.