Zsombor Bódy is professor at the Department of Comparative Historical Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

He earned an MA in History as well as in Sociology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, followed by postgraduate studies in social history at the Eötvös Loránd University and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He received his Ph.D. degree in 2001.

His main research field is 20th-century social history of Hungary and Central Europe, especially: war and society; industrial work and the welfare state; the technocracy in state-socialism.

He is a board member of the István Hajnal Society of Social History, co-editor of Korall – Journal for Social History. In the History of Globalization Research Group his work focuses on the relationship between Hungary and transnational organisations, such as ILO, further on the international networks integrating Hungarian technocratic groups during state-socialism.