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Borbala Kriza


Borbala Kriza is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. She obtained her M.A. in Sociology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest and studied at the Nationalism Studies Department of CEU, Budapest and at the Center for European Studies of Sciences Po, Paris. Since 2011 she has been working for an oral history project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Between 2007-2011 Borbala Kriza worked as a research fellow at Institute of Sociology, ELTE participating in an EU FP6 project on “Reconstituting Democracy in Europe” (RECON). In 2008, she was a junior fellow at Collegium Budapest and also a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US. She studied issues related to democracy, far right politics, media, gender equality, xenophobia, Antisemitism, national identity and collective memory in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans and she has contributed to research projects initiated by among others Eötvös Loránd University, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Central European University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Central Office for Statistics in Hungary. Borbala Kriza’s work has been published in Hungarian and English. Her edited volume “Identities, Ideologies and Representations in Post-Transition Hungary” was published in 2012 (co-editor: Mária Heller, 2012, Eötvös Kiadó). She has winning documentary films treating social and political issues including “Once they were neighbors” (2005, director: Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga) on the non-Jewish eyewitnesses of the Holocaust in Hungary. Borbala Kriza’s documentary film “Rocking the Nation” (2007) on the far right subculture in Hungary has been screened at numerous international film festivals around Europe and the US.


Updated October 2014