Date and place of birth: March 12, 1960
Languages spoken: Hungarian, English.
1985: M.A. in History – Department of History, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
1989: dr. univ. in History – Department of History, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
1997: Ph.D in Sociology – Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest Summa Cum Laude
2009: Habilitation – Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
1991: ACCES- Scholarship, University of Amsterdam (Hollandia)
1994: SOROS- Scholarship, Rutgers University (N.J., USA)
1996: MÖB Eötvös-Scholarship, Montclair University (N.J., USA), University of Pennsylvania (PA,USA)
1998-2001: MTA Bolyai Scholarship, Eötvös Loránd University ELTE (Hungary)
1986-1988: assistant research fellow, Institute of Sociology, ELTE
1988-1992: research fellow, Institute of Sociology, ELTE
1992-1999 senior lecturer, Institute of Sociology, ELTE
1999-associate professor, Institute of Sociology, ELTE
1. Title: The social scientific tradition of the epistemiology of the addictive behavior
The analysis of the non-normative social phenomena in an interdisciplinary frameworkes. The functions and disfunctions of the the punitive-justice system, the healthcare system, the educational system and the social care system. Discourse analysis of their philosophical, historical, antropoligical, sociological contents.
2. Deviance as mimesis: the social scientific theory and practice on the aesthetical mimic of the social reality
The mimetics, metaphores and narratives of the aesthetical products: how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective.