Anna Unger is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political and International Studies at Eötvös Lóránd University. She received her degrees (political scientist – 2003, PhD in Political Science – 2018) from the Faculty of Law, ELTE. Her main research interests are democracy as a theory and a method, with a special focus on direct democracy, the politics of elections, and American politics. Her ongoing research project (grant no. 131883, NKFIH Hungary) focuses on the development and challenges of direct democracy in Hungary between 1989-2018. Beyond this project, she also interested in electoral integrity and electoral competitiveness, and the safeuards of democracy in federal political systems. Since the mid-2000s, she wrote dozens of articles about politics into different Hungarian weekly and daily newspapers. As an expert of democracy and elections, she is a regular guest of public events about democracy organized by NGOs and think tanks, and of the media.