Zsófia Rakovics

Aassistant Lecturer

Zsófia Rakovics

Aassistant Lecturer

Zsófia Rakovics, statistician and sociologist. During her university studies she conducted a research on precarity, globalization and its effect on society and work. She also took part in other sociological investigations (e.g. about gender inequality), and studied the remembrance of the Holocaust, by qualitatively analysing testimonies of survivors. Her methodological interest includes both qualitative and quantitative methods. After completing her master studies, she worked as a data scientist at an international company using computer vision and machine learning technologies to capture emotional reactions. Recently, her interest turned back to memory research, and towards studying populism and the political public discourse with natural language processing methods, through which she is linked to the research group. Her doctoral research focuses on the study of language polarisation, analysing online political public discourse using deep learning language models.