Tamás Kiss

Tamás Kiss

Ph.D., University of Pécs
M.A., Babeș-Bolyai University

Tamás Kiss is a researcher (sociologist-demographer) at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities. His main research topics are demographic discourses in Eastern Europe (Romania and Hungary) in global and national contexts; processes of ethnic categorization; ethnicity and demographic behavior; international migration; ethnic politics. He is a PI on the Developmental Idealism, Global and Local Hierarchies in Romania research project.

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Monographs

Gyurgyík László – Kiss Tamás: Parallelism and Differences. A Comparative Analysis of the Demographic Processes Concerning Hungarians of Slovakia and Romania Following World War II. EÖKIK: Budapest, 2010 (in Hungarian).

Administrative Gaze. The Outlines of a Comparative Analysis of the Hungarian Demographic Discourses in Romania. On the Statistical Construction of the Transylvanian Hungarian Population. RIRNM – Kriterion: Cluj, 2010 (in Hungarian).

Articles & Chapters

Melegh, Attila, Tamás Kiss, Sabina Csánóová, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Arland Thornton. 2016. "The perception of global hierarchies: South-Eastern European patterns in comparative perspectives." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(4): 497-523.

Horváth, István, and Tamás Kiss. 2015. "Depopulating semi-periphery? Longer term dynamics of migration and socioeconomic development in Romania." Demográfia, 58(5).

Recent Pub

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Yount, Thornton, Young-Demarco, Patel. Lay Accounts of "Modern" and "Traditional" Family in Greater Cairo: A Test of Developmental Models of Family Life. Oxford University Press.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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