Margit Feischmidt

Margit Feischmidt
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Head of Research Department

Research Chair (MTA TK KI)
Research Interests
  • Ethnicity, interethnic relations
  • Nationalism, national culture and cultural memory
  • Multiculturalism, recognition, identity politics
  • Right wing extremism, interethnic conflicts
  • Roma and Hungarian minorities in East-Central Europe
Selected Publications
  • ‘Rocking the nation’: the popular culture of neo-nationalism. Nations and Nationalism, Volume 23, Issue 2 April 2017, 309–326.  (co-author: Pulay Gergő)
  • 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. Volume 24, 2017 - Issue 3, 313-331, (Co-author: Szombati Kristóf)
  • Mainstreaming the Extreme: Intersecting Challenges from the Far Right in Europe. Intersections. East European Journal on Society and Politics 2015 (1) 1, 3-17. Co-author: Peter Hervik
  • Dampened Voices: A Comparative Look at Roma Adolescents’Discourses on Being ‘Othered’ at School In: Schiff Claire, Szalai Júlia (ed.) Migrant, Roma and Post-colonial Youth in Education across Europe: Being ‘visibly different’. London: Palgrave, 2014. pp. 120-135.
  • Nemzet a mindennapokban: Az újnacionalizmus populáris kultúrája (Nation in Vernecular. The Popular Culture of Neo-nationalism) Budapest: L'Harmattan Kiadó, 2014. 473 Co-authors : Glózer Rita, Ilyés Zoltán, Kasznár Veronika Katalin, Zakariás Ildikó
  • "Csak másban": Romareprezentáció a magyar médiában („Only in the Other” Represeantions of the Roma in the Hungarian Media) Editor. Budapest; Pécs: Gondolat - PTE Kommunikáció- és Médiatudományi Tanszék, 2013. Co-editors Bogdán Mária,  Guld Ádám
  • Etnicitás. Különbségteremtő társadalom (Ethnicity. Social Distinctions and cultural difference in the society) Editor. Budapest: Gondolat. 2010.
  • Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. 2006. Princeton University Press. Co-authors: Rogers Brubaker, Jon Fox and Liana Grancea
  • Nem kivant gyerekek? Kulfoldi gyerekek magyar iskolakban. (Immigrant children in Hungarian schools) ed. Margit Feischmidt and Pal Nyiri. Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Institute of Minority Studies: Budapest, 2005.
Research Projects
  • Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, editor in chief
  • Social conflicts and identity politics. Supported by the Incubator Program of Research Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014-2016)
  • Transnational forms of solidarity and volunteering (Supported by own resources, Institute for Minority Studies, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Competing migrant positions. Perceptions of migration within Europe and from outside Europe. (Supported by Kosmos Alumni Program of Humboldt University and Institute for Minority Studies, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • The School is not an island. Supported by OTKA, project leader:: Papp Z.Attila
Work in Progress
  • Nationalismus und die Darstellung der »Anderen« Die diskursive Konstruktion von Rassismus in der ungarischen Provinz. Manuscript 20 p. To be published by end of 2017
  • Refugee Protection, Solidarity and Civil Society in Europe (co-editors Ludger Pries és Celine Cantat), edited volume
  • Politics of care and compassion. Civic help for refugees and its political implications in Hungary – a mixed method approach. Co-author: Zakariás Ildikó. Manuscript 20 p.
  • The Hungarian Fundamental Law and New Nationalism (Co-editor: Majtényi Balázs), edited volume
  • Memory-politics and path dependency: Trianon as mytho-moteur of Hungarian neo-nationalism. Manuscript 20 p.
  • Szolidaritás és társadalmi reflexió. Az azonosulás és a felelősség diskurzusai a menekültek önkéntes segítőinek elbeszéléseiben. (Reflexive Solidarity. Discourses of Responsibility) Manuscript 20 p.