Mihai Varga is a research fellow in sociology at the Eastern Europe Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. He was a Max Weber Fellow in 2011-2012. He holds a PhD in social science from the University of Amsterdam (2011) and a post-doctoral degree in sociology from the Freie Universitaet Berlin (habilitation, 2021).
He researches market reforms and their outcomes in post-communist industry and agriculture, employment relations, economic sociology, International Political Economy, sociology of social movements and in particular of the labor movement, nationalism, qualitative research design, the post-communist far right.