Rahel Katalin Turai

Ráhel Katalin Turai joined PPMI in August 2021 as a gender equality policy researcher. She has an educational background in sociology and gender studies, as well as hands-on experience both in project management and research on gender inequality in education, child and elderly care. In 2018, Ráhel earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Gender Studies at Central European University. Her main areas of interest are violence against women, unpaid work, global inequalities, and sexual and reproductive rights. Ráhel is experienced in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She taught in higher education and worked for academic journals. She recently completed the Hungarian national report for the UniSAFE project “Gender-based violence including sexual harassment in research organisations and universities”. Ráhel is a native speaker in Hungarian and proficient in English.

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: gender equality, social inclusion
  • Research methods: interviews, desk research, discourse analysis, surveys


  • PhD in Comparative Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2018
  • MA in Aesthetics, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary, 2011
  • MA in Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2010
  • MA in Sociology, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary, 2008

Selected projects

Study on ‘Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the COVID-19 recovery’ (EIGE, 2021–2022)

Study on ‘Social challenges in cities’ (EP REGI, 2021–2022)

Second Independent External Evaluation of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE, 2021–2022)

Framework Contract for the provision of external expertise in the fields of ex-ante impact assessment, ex-post evaluation, estimating European added value and stress testing of EU policy: Civil liberties, justice and home affairs, legal affairs, constitutional affairs, women’s rights and gender equality (European Parliament, 2019 – on-going)

E-solution:NOWORRIES Agency Developing esthetics.