Ildikó Zakariás is a research fellow at the Institute for Minority Studies, Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest. Her main research areas are civil society and humanitarianism, migration, ethnicity and nationalism, and a related focus on effective governance. Her dissertation has been published as a monograph (in Hungarian) titled Philanthropic Nation – Solidarity and Power in support of Ethnic Hungarian Minorities (Budapest, Kalligram, 2018). Her recently published articles include Kinship Idioms and Care-Control Dynamics in Hungarian Co-ethnic Philanthropy, in Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11266-022-00460-z), The Field of Solidarity in Times of a Pandemic (with Domonkos Sik), in Intersections – East European Journal of Society and Politics (https://intersections.tk.mta.hu/index.php/intersections/article/view/779) and ‘We Are That In-Between Nation’: Discourses of Deservingness of Hungarian Migrants Working in Institutions of Refugee Accommodation in Germany (with Margit Feischmidt), in Sociology (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0038038520941690)
Her ongoing research, also previously supported by the CEU Institute for Advanced Study and the Bolyai Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences focuses on refugee and migrant services in Vienna, and on the position and perspectives of migrant workers in these organisations.