Edit Zgut-Przybylska is an assistant professor in the Institute of Philosophy at the Polish Academy of Sciences and a visiting fellow at CEU Democracy Institute. She received her PhD in sociology, holds an MA in political science, and graduated as a journalist. Her research interest covers informality, populism, and Euroscepticism in the context of democratic backsliding. She is the vice chair of Amnesty International in Hungary and a guest lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department. Edit held a reconstruction fellowship from 2022 to 2023, a rethink. CEE fellowship at GMFUS and a fellowship at Visegrad Insight. She previously worked at the Political Capital Research Institute, and before that, she was a journalist at various media outlets in Hungary