I earned my Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, in 2012. I also hold MAs in American Studies and English Language and Literature from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, and The University of Iowa.
I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, where I witnessed the historic transition of the Eastern Bloc to democracy and capitalism in 1989-1991. As part of my Master's programme in American Studies, I held a Kellner Scholarship to Bard College, New York, where I witnessed the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the U.S. response. In 2004, the same year that Hungary joined the European Union, I moved to the U.S. Midwestern state of Iowa to study for a PhD. During my years there I witnessed the re-election of George W. Bush to the presidency, the campaign that made Barack Obama president of the United States, and the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state. While in Iowa, I was fortunate to receive training and work experience not only in the usual academic duties, but also in archival management and international education. In 2012, I attained the position of assistant professor at the Department of American Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czechia, where I continued cultivating my European identity. Since the autumn of 2014 I have been Lecturer of post-1945 U.S. History and Transatlantic Relations at the division of History, Politics and Heritage of the University of Stirling. Here I have witnessed the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum, and the Brexit referendum and the Scottish response. I have been exploring Scotland's places and history as a vantage point for understanding transatlantic relations and the dynamics of U.S. culture in Europe.
20th century, especially post-1945 US history; transatlantic cultural relations and social movements; US transnational relations; American Indian history and studies; U.S. and European public history and memory.
My scholarly orientations are Performance Studies, Transnational American Studies / US History, American Indian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Cultural Memory Studies.
I have conducted research in 5 countries on two continents. They included the records of NGO offices, historical societies, the United Nations, in interviews, and in university archives and libraries. My main strength is the qualitative analysis of archival materials.
I have taught at universities in Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, the United States, and the United Kingdom. At Stirling I have been teaching the following modules:
HISU9D4 History of the United States, 1787-1890;
HISU9D5 History of the United States since 1890;
HISUM06 American Indian History & Policy;
HISU9M7 Transnational Histories of the 20th Century United States.
Scholarly approaches: cultural and social history, Performance Studies, Transnational American Studies / US History, American Indian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Cultural Memory Studies.