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About me

Education and training:

 

2013-2014           Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology – MA, Leiden University, the Netherlands

2013                      Summer School Visual Methods Leiden University, the Netherlands 

2005-2006         Complex Cultural Research – MA, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2001-2005         Hungarian ethnology and cultural anthropology and Hungarian language and literature – BA, Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1997-2001         Mathematics-Physics, English language and literature - Al. Papiu Ilarian Highschool, Târgu-Mureş, Romania

 

University teaching experience:

 

2010 - 2011       Roma Representation in the Light of Cultural Studies at Hungarian Ethnology an Cultural Anthropology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2007 - 2008       Visual Communication and Representation seminars at Hungarian Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

Work experience:

2012 - 2013         IDFA, Amsterdam volunteer

 Indian Film Festival, The Hague - volunteer

2005 – 2011      Anthropologist, program coordinator at Tranzit Foundation Cluj-Napoca

Visual referent, poster design, filming, editing, visual documentation. Reference: www.tranzithouse.ro

2010 July          Project coordinator: Aria free of plastic bottles (Zonă liberă de PET-uri), Vama Veche, Romania

Festival organizer: Gastro - Et(n)ica - Anthropoesis Sounds And Visions, 18-27 July, Vama Veche, Romania

 

Filmography

 Director, camera-man and editor:

2014   Swamp dialogues, 63 min. Leiden University.

2013    De Markt, 17 min. Leiden Univeristy. 

2011     Protest against the forced removals near the garbage dump (experimental short film), 4 min. Desire Foundation.

2006     Füredi Zoltán – Plájás Ildikó Zonga: Tranzit (documentary), 30 min. Palantír-film Foundation.

 

 Editor of the short films (fiction):

2011     The bear is not for joke d. Erzsébet Plájás, 12 min. EMTE Sapientia Univeristy, Cluj-Napoca.

2010     Trash motel d. Monhalt Ákos, 7 min. Filmtett-Duna Workshop Creation Camp.

2009     Quiet, d. Kelemen Zsombor, 7 min. Filmtett-Duna Workshop Creation Camp.

2009     Ajándék (Gift), d. Csapó Huba Áron, 4 min. Filmtett-Duna Workshop Creation Camp.

2009     Variációk (Variations), d. Bakó Kincső, 6 min. Filmtett-Duna Workshop Creation Camp.

 

Artistic and cultural projects:

2005 - 2011       Coordinating the Visual Workshop of the Tranzit Foundation

Creating and maintaining the film archive, documenting the cultural events

Visual responsible: poster-design, editing, organizing professional events (film clubs, conferences, roundtables)

2008 - 2010       Festival Coordinator in Cluj-Napoca of DIALËKTUS, European Documentary and Anthropological Film Festival Budapest / 2008, 2009, 2010.

2009 - 2010       Art director of the visual workshop of the Intercultural Artistic Creation Camp for Romanian, Hungarian and Roma children, 7th and 8th edition / 2009, 2010.

2010                 Festival Coordinator of the I. Hungarian Film Days in Cluj-Napoca. Tranzit House, Cluj-Napoca, 19-22 August 2010.

2008                 Creator of the visual campaign for Péter Eckstein-Kovács senator (camera-man, editor, posterdesign, campaign-reportage, TV-spot). Cluj-Napoca, 1-30 November.

2007 - 2008       Member of the editorial board of the DVD series Art in Tranzit 1997-2008, Dance in Tranzit – 2007, Urban Space in Tranzit - 2008. Selection of photos, videos, digitalization, editing.

 

ACADEMICAL ACTIVITY 

Fields of research:

Discoursive construction of 'wilderness' in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania (2013-2014)

The visual representation of the Roma people. Racist, discriminatory and exclusionary practices in the construction of visual discourses in Eastern European societies (2008 - 2012)

The visual representation of the Hungarian minority in Transylvania (Romania) in documentaries (2005-2012)

Visual representation of children from Transylvania in documentaries (2004-2005)

Beliefs of the Csángó people from Moldavia about fire (Romania) (2001-2002)

 

Study and research grants:

2010 – 2011      Curriculum Research Center Project Grant - Central European University. Title of the project: Roma representation in the light of cultural studies.

2005 - 2006       Cultural Anthropological College Grantee, Hungarian University Federation of Cluj-NapocaRomania.

2005                 Eötvös Loránd University – Department of Cultural Studies and Anthropology, Research Team in Visual Anthropology / 2 month study grant, Budapest, Hungary, March-April.

 

Attendance at conferences and workshops:

2011     The cross-border perspectives of the transformation of the centrumperiphery relationship in the context of cultural regionalism and contemporary visual culture, Debrecen, Hungary, 7-9 April. Paper title: ‘I’d go to Debrecen…’ The visual extends of the cities Nagyvárad (Romania) and Debrecen (Hungary) in contemporary media (along with Könczei Csilla).

2011     II. Higher Education Training Workshop for Course Development Competition grantees. Central European University, Budapest, 24-28 January. Title of the project: Roma representation in the light of cultural studies.

2010     The cross-border perspectives of the transformation of the centrumperiphery relationship in the context of cultural regionalism and contemporary visual culture – Research Workshop, Oradea, 28-30 May.

2010     I. Higher Education Training Workshop for Course Development Competition grantees. Central European University, Budapest, 7-14 June. Title of the project: Roma representation in the light of cultural studies.

2009     Transylvanian Library of Knowledge’s lecture series.  Lecture title: 270 Documentaries…, Cluj-Napoca, 3 December.

2008     Reality or Fiction? XI. International Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, September 26-28. Paper title: Released Documentaries. The Humor’s Role in the Representations of Roma People in Documentaries.

2008     Research workshop organized by the Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities – Hungarian Academy of Science. 11-12 of June, Budapest. Dilemmas in the Empirical Research of Ethnicity – roundtable.

2008     Come closer. The Romas in Present-Day Romanian Society. Organizer: Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities and Central European (CEU), Cluj-Napoca, 12-19 July. Representation of Romas in Anthropological- and Documentary Films (roundtable).

2007     Anthropological imprints (roundtable). Organizer: The Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Masters in ethnology and cultural anthropology, Faculty of European Studies, BBU, Tranzit Foundation, 15 December.

2006     „Regionality, Community Development and Attending Diasporas – International cooperation on the diaspora-issue” organized by the Hungarian Academy of Science and Kriza János Ethnographical Society, Zsobok, 8-11 of June. Paper title: Transylvania in Documentaries.

2005     The III. Conference of Young Social Scientists’, Mezőkövesd-Zsóryfürdő, Hungary, 29 September - 2 October. Paper title: The Visual Representation of Hungarian Children in Transylvania.

2005     CESR Summer Seminar: "The Myth of Independency". Brno, Czech Republic, 11-17 July.

2005     Member of the Student Jury at the II. Hungarian-Romanian Documentary Film Festival “Film.dok”, Sfântu-Gheorghe, Romania, 6-10 April.

2004     VII. Transylvanian Scientific Students’ Conference / Anthropology section. Cluj-Napoca, 4-5 December. Paper title: The (Re)presentations of Transylvania II. place.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles:

2012     Curved Reflexion – a Five-Day Experience of Cinematic Art from India. In: Journal of Eurasian Studies. Volume IV., Issue 4. October-December, Den Haag, Nederland, 148-151.

2012     A Different Lesson on History of Arts. In: Journal of Eurasian Studies. Volume IV., Issue 3. July-October, Den Haag, Nederland, 98-103.

2011     Meeting Bollywood. In: Journal of Eurasian Studies. Volume III., Issue 3., July-September, Den Haag, Nederland, 135-139.

2011     ‘I’d go to Debrecen…’ The visual extends of the cities Nagyvárad and Debrecen in contemporary media (along with Könczei Csilla). In: Györgyjakab Izabella, Kukla Krisztián            (eds.) Centrum és periféria. Határmenti perspektívák, kulturális regionalizmus, kortárs vizuális kultúra. Modem–Partiumi Keresztény Egyetem, DebrecenOradea, 176-191.

2009     Apocalypse, birds and gauchos on the documentary film festival. With Fülöp Noémi. In: Transindex, 30 October 2009.

2009     From the hip-hop music to the bush, through the eye of an anthropologist. With Fülöp Noémi. In: Transindex, 3 November 2009.

2008     A bit more. Documentaries in Csík: without lunch break and subtitles. In: Transindex, 19 May 2008.

2007     The spry genre of documentary. In: Transindex, 1 November 2007.

2007     The Miraculous Fountain of Doctor Benedek. In: Transindex, 20 November 2007.

2006     The Representation of Transylvanian Children in Documentaries - a visual anthropological research. In: Lenyomatok 5 – Fiatal kutatók a népi kultúráról, Kriza János Néprajzi Társaság, Cluj, 157-179.

2006     Astra Filmfestival  In: Transindex, 1 November 2006.

2006     Political Class, beware! The Balkan Campaign: A cheery live-autopsy. In: Transindex, 8 November 2006.

2005     Collected children. In: Filmtett Nr. 55, September, 12-16.

2003     Like Who Came from Fire In: Erdélyi Múzeum Nr. 3-4., 117-119.

 

 Translations (from English to Hungarian):

2012     Jay Ruby: Reflexivity and anthropological film. In: Könczei Csilla Valóság, mozi, társadalom, Bevezetés a dokumentumfilm antropológiájába. Desire, Cluj-Napoca, 17-28.

2012     David MacDougall: The representations of the mind. In: Könczei Csilla Valóság, mozi, társadalom, Bevezetés a dokumentumfilm antropológiájába. Desire, Cluj-Napoca, 53-56.

2012     Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson: On the Use of the Camera in Anthropology. In: Könczei Csilla Valóság, mozi, társadalom, Bevezetés a dokumentumfilm antropológiájába. Desire, Cluj-Napoca, 97-107.

2012     Faye Ginsburg: Indigenous media and ethnographic film. In: Könczei Csilla Valóság, mozi, társadalom, Bevezetés a dokumentumfilm antropológiájába. Desire, Cluj-Napoca, 127-137.

2010     Michael Stewart: Roma and Gypsy ‘ethnicity’ as a subject of anthropological enquire. In: Feischmidt Margit (ed). Etnicitás. Gondolat Press, Budapest., 33-47.

2008     Ethnic Identity and Ideology (book chapter). In: Thomas Hylland Ericsen Ethnicity and Nationalism. (Etnikai identitás és ideológia In: Thomas Hylland Ericsen Etnicitás és nacionalizmus) Gondolat Press, Budapest–Pécs, 87-109.

2008     Minorities and the State (book chapter). In: Thomas Hylland Ericsen Ethnicity and Nationalism. (Etnikai identitás és ideológia In: Thomas Hylland Ericsen Etnicitás és nacionalizmus) Gondolat Press, Budapest–Pécs, 167-192 (along with Kisspál Klára).