Edit Zgut is a political scientist and a guest lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute of the State Department of the United States. She is a doctoral researcher at the European Studies Unit in the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her field of research is informal power and populism in the context of Hungarian and Polish democratic backsliding. She is a Rethink.CEE fellow at the German Marshall Fund and a DemocraCE fellow at Visegrad Insight.
Edit is frequently appearing on the international media as a commentator. She has been a visiting lecturer at various universities, including the University of Warsaw, and Pazmany Peter Catholic University. Previously, she worked at Political Capital Research and Consultancy Institute in Budapest as an analyst. Prior to that, she was a journalist at various media outlets in Hungary. She earned her M.A. in political science from the ELTE and learned journalism at Bálint György Journalism Academy.