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Péter Berta

Politics & Sociology, School of Slavonic and East European Studies

University College London

16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW, United Kingdom

Email: p.berta@ucl.ac.uk 

Web: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/dr-peter-berta

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Date of birth: 2 September 1972                          Citizenship: Hungarian


Education

–       2008 Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

–       1996 M.A. in Linguistics and Hungarian Literature (Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary)


Work experience

–       2018–2019 Central European University, Institute for Advanced Study, Senior Core Fellow

–       2017– University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Politics & Sociology (Honorary Research Associate)

–       2016– University College London, Transnational Spaces: Migration Research Unit (Dept. of Geography; Associate Member)

–       2016– University College London, Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies (Affiliate Member)

–      2016–2018 University College London, Institute for Global Prosperity (Visiting Senior Research Associate)

–      2015–2017 University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Politics&Sociology (Marie Curie Research Fellow)

–      2005–2009 University of Pécs, Dept. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (Lecturer)

–      1999–2019 Dept. of Social Anthropology, Institute for Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Senior Research Associate)

–      1998–2001 Eötvös Loránd University, Dept. of Folklore Studies (Research Associate)


Professional service

–       2015– Journal of Gypsy Studies (Transnational Press, London; member of the international advisory board)

–       2014 Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics (Member of the editorial board)

–       2014– Regio: Kisebbség, Kultúra, Politika, Társadalom [Region: Minorities, Culture, Politics and Society] (Editor) [In Hungarian]

–      1997–2005 Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss (Since vol. 6. issue 1. 2001 Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping. Member of the international advisory board)

–      1997– Kharon: Thanatológiai Szemle [Kharon: Review of Thanatology.] (Member of the editorial board) [In Hungarian]


Research fields

–      economic anthropology

–      law and society (the politics of arranged marriage)

–      material culture studies

–       consumption studies

–       Romani studies


Anthropological fieldwork

–       33 months in Romanian Gabor and Carhar Roma communities (1998–2019).


Fellowship Review

–       Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships (European Commission)       

–       Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (European Commission)

–      Hungarian Scientific Research Fund


Book and Article Manuscript Review

– Acta Ethnographica Hungarica

– American Anthropologist

– Anthropological Quarterly

– Berghahn Books      

– Erdélyi Társadalom (in Hungarian)

– Ethnicities

– Ethnographia (in Hungarian)

– Identities      

– Journal of Consumer Culture

– Journal of Gypsy Studies

– Museum Anthropology

– REGIO (in Hungarian)

– Rutgers University Press


Courses taught

–      Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

–      Ethnicity, Kinship, and Economic Strategies in Roma Communities

–      Material Culture and the Politics of Identity

–      Political Anthropology: Symbolic Conflicts

–      Economic Anthropology and Roma Communities 


Grants and Fellowships

–      1997–2000 ELTE Doctoral Fellowship

–      1999–2002 Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

–      2000 Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (Romania, 4 months)

–      2001–2002 Open Society Institute Fellowship (Roma Culture Initiative, with Andrea Szalai)

–      2002 Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (Romania, 7 months)

–      2003 Fellowship of the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage (with Andrea Szalai)

–      2004 Fellowship of the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage (with Andrea Szalai)

–      2005 Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (Great Britain, UCL Dept. of Anthropology, 3 months)

–      2005 Open Society Institute Fellowship (Roma Culture Initiative, with Andrea Szalai)

–      2007 Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (Great Britain, UCL Dept. of Anthropology, 3 months)

–      2008 Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (Great Britain, UCL Dept. of Anthropology, 3 months)

–      2009–2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

–      2011 Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

–      2014 Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

–      2015-2017Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Great Britain, UCL School of Slavonicand East European Studies)


Memberships in Professional Associations

–      American Anthropological Association

–      European Association of Social Anthropologists

–      European Academic Network on Romani Studies

– Society for Romanian Studies


Languages

–       Hungarian (mother tongue)

–       Fluent in English

–       Fluent in Romani 

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