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Ph.D. with Distinction in Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University, 2009
A.B. cum laude in Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1992.
Selected Publications and Activities
Book manuscript in preparation: Remains of Socialism: Memory, nation, and the future of the past in postsocialist Hungary. (Recipient of SSRC-IDRF Book Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2010-2011.)
“‘What Happened to Jokes?’: The shifting landscape of humor in Hungary” (with Martha Lampland). East European Politics & Societies and Cultures 30 (2) May 2016, pp. 449-471.
“The Politics of Nostalgia in the Aftermath of Socialism’s Collapse: A Case for Comparative Analysis” (with Olga Shevchenko), Anthropology and Nostalgia, Olivia Ange and David Berliner, eds. (New York: Berghahn Books), 2014, pp. 61-95.
"The Trauma of Post-Empire," Invited contribution to multi-disciplinary review forum on Oushakine, Serguei, The Patriotism of Despair: Nation, War, and Loss in Russia, Ab Imperio. 1/2011, pp. 262-268.
"'But it's ours': Nostalgia and the politics of cultural identity in postsocialist Hungary," Postcommunist Nostalgia, Maria Todorova and Zsuzsa Gille, eds. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.
"The Master's Voice: Authenticity, nostalgia, and the refusal of irony in postsocialist Hungary," Social Identities 13(5), September 2007.
"The death of socialism and the afterlife of its monuments: Making and marketing the past in Budapest's Statue Park Museum,"Contested Pasts (Memory and Narrative), Kate Hodgkin, Steve Sturdy, and Susannah Radstone, eds. London: Routledge, 2003.
Teaching and Research Interests
Memory and national identity; visuality, mass media, and popular culture; gender and sexuality; childhood, family, and generation; the anthropology of temporality; the anthropology of knowledge and ignorance; the anthropology of consumption; the anthropology of postsocialism and neoliberalism (Hungary).
Courses and Seminars Taught
- First Year Seminar- Culture and Gender (ANTH 002D)
- Mass Media and Anthropology (ANTH 032D)
- Memory, History, Nation (ANTH 072C)
- Political Anthropology (ANTH 042D)
- Anthropology of Childhood and the Family (ANTH 002F)
- Visual Anthropology (072D)