33rd Tikkun Olam Award to Professor András Kovács of Hungary

András Kovács

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András Kovács Biography

PhD in Sociology, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary

Doctor of Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor at Central European University, Budapest

Nationalism Studies Program / Jewish Studies Program, Academic Director

Senior researcher in the Institute for Ethnic and Minority Research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Previous appointments and research stays at:
Paderborn University (FRG),
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris),
New York University (New York), TH Twente (The Netherlands),
Salomon Steinheim Institut für Deutsch-Jüdische Geschichte, Duisburg (FRG)
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, (Austria),
Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für Jüdische Studien, Potsdam (FRG)
Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna (Austria)
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, TU Berlin, University Vienna (Austria)

Research subjects:
Jewish identity and antisemitism in post-war Europe; memory and identity; socio-economic attitudes and political choice;

Selected publications:

– Jewish Groups and Identity Strategies in Post-Communist Hungary.

In: Zvi Gitelman, Barry Kosmin , András Kovács (eds).:New Jewish Identities. Central European University Press, Budapest, New York, 2003.

– Hungarian Jewish Politics from the End of the Second World War until the Collapse of Communism

In: Ezra Mendelsohn (ed.): Jews and the State. Dangerous Alliances and the Perils of Privilege. Studies in Contemporary Jewry, XIX. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.

– The Historians Debate about the Holocaust in Hungary.

In: Lousie O. Vasvári – Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek (Ed.): Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana 2005. P.138 – 147.

– Religiosity, Praxis and Tradition in Contemporary Hungarian Jewry.

In: Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Thomas Gergely and Yosef Gorny (Eds.:)Jewry between Tradition and Secularism. Europe and Israel Compared. Brill, Leiden, Boston 2006.

– The Eichmann-Case: Introduction and 12 documents from Hungarian Archives.

In: Jewish Studies at the Central European University. Vol. 4. 2003-2005. (Ed. A. Kovács) CEU Jewish Studies Project, 2006. Budapest

– Philosemitism as a resolution of cognitive dissonance? The case of post-communist Hungary.

In: Irene A. Diekmann, Elke-Vera Kotowski (Hrsg): Geliebter Feind, gehasster Freund. Antisemitismus und Philosemitismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin, 2009. 351-362.

– The Stanger at Hand. Antisemitic prejudices in Post-Communist Hungary.
Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2010. 247 p.



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