Margit Feischmidt

Visiting Professor

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Margit Feischmidt is research professor at Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence where she leads the Department for Sociology and Anthropology in Minority Studies. She is also editor in chief of Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics and teaches as full professor at Institute for Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs. With a doctoral degree from Humboldt University and habilitation from her home university she works on issues of migration, nationalism, ethnicity and minorities in East-Central Europe and generally. Her first important publication was Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (2006, Princeton University Press) co-authored with Rogers Brubaker, Jon Fox and Liana Grancea. After years working mainly on Roma and immigrant minorities in the region, she currently investigates new forms of nationalism, racism and the far-right and published a monograph on new nationalism and popular culture in Hungarian as well as several journal articles which includes “Memory-Politics and Neonationalism: Trianon as Mythomoteur.”  Nationalities Papers 48: 130–143; Rocking the nation’: the popular culture of neo-nationalism. Nations and Nationalism (co-author: Gergő Pulay) and Understanding the rise of the far right from a local perspective: Structural and cultural conditions of ethno-traditionalist inclusion and racial exclusion in rural Hungary. Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power (Co-author Kristóf Szombati). Her most recent edited book (coeditors Ludger Pries and Celine Cantat) is on civic forms of solidarity (Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).


MA in German and Hungarian Philology and Literature, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj 1991
MA in Cultural Anthropology, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest 1994
PhD in European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin 2001