Burtejin Zorigt, Ph.D. Candidate


Central European University

Country: Hungary

About Me:

I am currently pursuing my PhD in Political Science (with a specialization in Comparative Politics) at the Central European University (CEU). I worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2016. I received both my B.A. and M.A. degrees (with Honours) in international relations and political science from Corvinus University of Budapest. My research interests include legislative studies, gender and politics and comparative politics with a particular focus on gender quotas, parliamentarians, political parties and campaigns. I am also volunteering at the Hungarian Women's Lobby.

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Representation and Electoral Systems

Political Participation

Candidate Selection

Political Recruitment

Countries of Interest


My Research:

My PhD dissertation is about the effect of candidate selection on women's candidacy and political representation. The main question is how and why candidate selection affects women's descriptive representation in politics. The dissertation will have cross-national analyses that study the effect of party-level factors by using the dataset of the Political Party Database Project and a case study analysis with semi-structured interviews, which will be carried out in Hungary. I am currently conducting the interviews with important actors in candidate selection of different political parties.