Andras Kovacs

Professor
Director of Jewish Studies
Professor at the Nationalism Studies,
egyetemi tanár
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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Ph.D. in Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
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Professor Kovacs studied philosophy and history and completed his PhD in sociology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He has held teaching and research positions at Paderborn University (FRG), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), New York University (New York), TH Twente (The Netherlands), Salomon Steinheim Institut für Deutsch-Jüdische Geschichte, Duisburg , Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für Jüdische Studien, Potsdam , Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Wien, Institut für Soziologie, Universitat Wien, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, TU Berlin.

His research interests include minority identities, prejudice, antisemitism, and sociology of post-Holocaust Jewry. In the last years Professor Kovács has carried out empirical research on antisemitism in post-Communist Hungary, on Jewish identity in Hungary and on national identity and European integration. From 2002 to 2012, he was senior researcher at the Institute for Ethnic and Minority Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

He has published over 100 scholarly works, including Anti-Semitism and the Young Elite in Hungary (1996), Antisemitic Prejudices in Contemporary Hungary (1999), Jews and Jewry in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Sociological Survey (ed., 2004), New Jewish Identities: Contemporary Europe and Beyond (co-editor, 2003), NATO, Neutrality and National Identity: the Case of Austria and Hungary (co-editor, 2003), Stranger at hand. Antisemitic prejudices in post-communist Hungary (2005).

  • Anti-Semitism and the Young Elite in Hungary (1996)
  • Antisemitic Prejudices in Contemporary Hungary (1999)
  • Jews and Jewry in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Sociological Survey (ed., 2004)
  • New Jewish Identities: Contemporary Europe and Beyond
    (co-editor, 2003)
  • NATO, Neutrality and National Identity: the Case of Austria and Hungary (co-editor, 2003)
  • Stranger at hand. Antisemitic prejudices in post-communist Hungary (2010)
  • Antisemitic Prejudice and Political Antisemitism in Present-Day Hungary (The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism 2012)
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    Publications

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    minority
    Anti-Semitism
    post-Holocaust Jewry
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    Theses supervised by Andras Kovacs

    Publications

    Book
    Jewish Studies at the CEU, Edited by A. Kovács and M. Miller. Vol. 5. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Project, 2009.
    Jewish Studies at the CEU, Edited by A. Kovács and M. Miller. Vol. 4. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2006.
    Jewish Studies at the CEU, Edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor. Vol. 3. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2004.
    Planning for Jewish Communities, Edited by A. Kovács. Vol. 2004. London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 2004.
    Jewish Studies at the CEU, Edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor. Vol. 2. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2002.
    Tanulmányok az antiszemitizmusról, Edited by A. Kovács and É. Ivony. Budapest: ELTE Szociológiai Intézet; ELTE-UNESCO Kisebbségszociológiai Tanszék, 2001.
    Jewish Studies at the CEU, Edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor. Vol. 1. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2000.
    Nagyítás : szociológiai könyvek, Edited by A. Kovács. Vol. 23. Budapest: Új Mandátum Könyvkiadó, 1999.
    Kovács, A., and Sociological Institute Community Studies(Bar-Ilan for University). Sociological papers. Vol. 5. Ramat-Gan: Sociological Institute for Community Studies (Bar-Ilan University), 1996.
    Kovács, A., and Fischer G.. International perspectives. Vol. 27. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1994.
    Book Chapter
    Pető, A.. "Digitalized Memories of the Holocaust in Hungary in the Visual History Archive." In The Holocaust in Hungary, edited by Randolph L. Braham and A. Kovács, 253-261. Budapest; New York: Central European University Press, 2016.
    Kovács, M. M., and Randolph Braham. "A numerus clausus és a zsidótörvények." In .) A holokauszt Magyarországon hetven év múltán. Történelem és emlékezet. , edited by A. Kovács. Budapest: Múlt és Jövő, 2015.
    Pető, A.. "A holokauszt digitalizált emlékezete Magyarországon a VHA gyűjteményében." In A Holokauszt Magyarországon hetven év múltán, edited by Randolph L. Braham and A. Kovács, 220-229. Budapest: Múlt és Jövő Könyvkiadó, 2015.
    Kovács, A., and M. Miller. "Introduction." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 2005-2007, 1-4. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Project, 2009.
    Kovács, A.. "Judenfeindschaft als politische Kode : Antisemitismus in Ungarn." In Feindbild Judentum : Antisemitismus in Europa, edited by L. Rensmann and J. H. Schoeps, 377-398. Berlin: Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, 2008.
    Kovács, A.. "Hannah Arendt jelentősége." In Korrajz 2007 : a XX. Század Intézet évkönyve, edited by A. Lánczi and M. Horváth, 143-149. Budapest: XX. Század Intézet, 2007.
    Kovács, M. M.. "The Case of the Teleki Statue : New Debates on the History of the Numerus Clausus in Hungary." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 2003-2005, edited by A. Kovács and M. Miller, 191-208. Vol. 4. Jewish Studies at the CEU 4. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2006.
    Kovács, A., and M. Miller. "Introduction." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 2003-2005, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 1-4. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2006.
    Kovács, A.. "Hungarian Jews’ Perception of Anti-Semitism." In The Holocaust in Hungary : sixty years later, edited by R. Braham and B. S. Chamberlin. Vol. 678. East European monographs 678. Boulder: Columbia Univ. Press, 2006.
    Kovács, A.. "Religiosity, Praxis and Tradition in Contemporary Hungarian Jewry." In Jewry between tradition and secularism : Europe and Israel compared, edited by E. Ben-Rafael, T. Gergely and Y. Gorny, 43-49. Leiden: Brill, 2006.
    Kovács, A.. "The Eichmann-Case : Introduction and 12 documents from Hungarian Archives." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 2003-2005, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 212-258. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2006.
    Kovács, A.. "Jüdische Gruppen und Identitätsstrategien im post-kommunistischen Ungarn." In Ungarn und der Holocaust : Kollaboration, Rettung und Trauma, edited by B. Mihok. Vol. 56. Reihe Dokumente, Texte, Materialien 56. Berlin: Metropol, 2005.
    Kovács, A.. "NATO and Hungarian Public Opinion." In Collective memory and European identity : the effects of integration and enlargement, edited by K. Eder and W. Spohn. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
    Kovács, A.. "Identitások és lojalitások." In Etnikai identitás, politikai lojalitás nemzeti és állampolgári kötődések, edited by N. Kovács, A. Osvát and L. Szarka, 67-73. Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2005.
    Kovács, A.. "The Historians Debate about the Holocaust in Hungary." In Imre Kertész and Holocaust literature, edited by L. O. Vasvári and S. Tötösy de Zepetnek, 138-147. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2005.
    Kovács, A.. "Az antiszemitizmus percepciója és a csoportközi kommunikáció." In A holokauszt Magyarországon európai perspektívában, edited by J. Molnár, 309-317. Budapest: Balassi, 2005.
    Kovács, A.. "The role of political identity code in defining the boundaries of public and private : The example of latent antisemitism." In A new agenda in (critical) discourse analysis : theory, methodology, and interdisciplinarity, edited by R. Wodak and P. Chilton. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 2005.
    Miller, M.. "Reluctant Kingmakers : Moravian Jewish Politics in Late Imperial Austria." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 2002-2003, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 111-123. Vol. 3. Jewish Studies at the CEU 3. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "NATO and Hungarian Public Opinion." In Studies on nationalism from CEU, edited by M. M. Kovács and P. Lom, 149-169. Budapest: Central European University. Nationalism Studies Program, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "Hungarian Communist Policy and the Six-Day-War in 1967." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 2002-2003, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 263-280. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "Introduction." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 2002-2003, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 1-4. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "Hungarian Jewish Politics from the End of the Second World War until the Collapse of Communism." In Jews and the state : dangerous alliances and the perils of privilege, edited by E. Mendelsohn, 124-156. Vol. 19. Studies in contemporary Jewry 19. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "NATO-Beitritt und nationale Identität." In Gefühlte Geschichte und Kämpfe um Identität, edited by S. Jäger and F. Januschek. Münster: Unrast, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "The communist party state and the jews : Exploration and the study of sources." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 2002-2003, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 259-262. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2004.
    Kovács, A.. "Két kiegyezés." In A kiegyezés, edited by A. Cieger. Budapest: Osiris, 2004.
    Kovács, A., and R. Wodak. "Nationale Identitäten in Zeiten Supra-Nationaler Herausforderungen." In Sprache und politischer Wandel, edited by H. Gruber, F. Menz and O. Panagl. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 2003.
    Kovács, A.. "NATO and Hungarian Public Opinion." In NATO, Neutrality and National Identity : the case of Austria and Hungary, edited by A. Kovács and R. Wodak, 461-483. Wien: Böhlau, 2003.
    Kovács, A.. "Preface." In NATO, Neutrality and National Identity : the case of Austria and Hungary, edited by A. Kovács and R. Wodak. Wien: Böhlau, 2003.
    Kovács, A.. "Jewish Groups and Identity Strategies in Post-Communist Hungary." In New Jewish identities : contemporary Europe and beyond, edited by Z. Y. Gitelman, B. A. Kosmin and A. Kovács, 211-242. Budapest: CEU Press, 2003.
    Miller, M.. "Samson Raphael Hirsch and the Revolution of 1848." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 1999-2001, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 223-238. Vol. 2. Jewish Studies at the CEU 2. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Zsidó csoportok és identitásstratégiák a mai Magyarországon." In Zsidók a mai Magyarországon : Az 1999-ben végzett szociológiai felmérés eredményeinek elemzése. Budapest: Múlt és Jövő, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Assimilatione e politica ebraica nell’Ungheria moderna." In Ebrei europei dieci anni dopo la fine del socialismo reale : 1990 – 2000, edited by R. E. Gruber. Vol. 68. La rassegna mensile di Israel 68, no. 1. Roma: Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Az antiszemitizmus percepciója a mai magyar zsidó társadalomban." In Küzdelem az igazságért : tanulmányok Randolph L. Braham 80. születésnapjára, edited by L. Karsai and J. Molnár. Budapest: Magyarországi Zsidó Hitközségek Szövetsége, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Introduction : Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 1999-2001." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 1999-2001, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 1-3. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Idegengyűlölet és a nyugat-európai szélsőjobboldal." In Gyűlölet és politika, edited by G. Csepeli and A. Örkény. Budapest: Minoritás Alapítvány, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Jews in Post-war Hungary." In In the land of Hagar : the Jews of Hungary : history, society and culture, edited by A. Szalai. Tel Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Un débat entre historiens dans les années 80 : la tragédie des Juifs hongrois." In Écriture de l'histoire et identité juive : l'Europe ashkénaze, XIXe-XXe siècle, edited by D. Bechtel, 83-94. Vol. 55. Histoire 55. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2002.
    Kovács, A.. "Ungarn." In Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Europa, edited by E. V. Kotowski, J. H. Schoeps and H. Wallenborn. Darmstadt: Primus, 2001.
    Kovács, A.. "The Strength of Antisemitism in Present-Day Hungary." In Ethnic minorities and inter-ethnic relations in context : a Dutch Hungarian comparison, edited by K. Phalet and A. Örkény. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
    Kovács, A.. "Vallás és vallásosság a mai magyar egyetemisták körében." In Oktatáspolitika és vallásszabadság : állam – egyház – iskola – társadalom a 20. században, edited by P. T. Nagy. Budapest: Új Mandátum, 2000.
    Kovács, A.. "Introduction : Jewish Studies at the Central European University 1996-1999." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 1996-1999, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 7-9. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2000.
    Kovács, A.. "Jewish Assimilation and Jewish Politics in modern Hungary." In Jewish Studies at the Central European University : public lectures, 1996-1999, edited by A. Kovács and E. Andor, 109-117. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Program, 2000.
    Kovács, A.. "Wissen aus der Stube." In Ungarn : 26 Gespräche über Wende und Wandel, edited by I. Romhányi. Berlin: Edition Q, 1999.
    Kovács, A.. "Antisemitic prejudices in present-day Hungary." In Authoritarianism and prejudice : Central European perspectives, edited by Z. Enyedi and F. Erős, 155-191. Budapest: Osiris Kiadó, 1999.
    Kovács, A.. "Az antiszemitizmus mint társadalomtudományos probléma." In A modern antiszemitizmus, 9-34. Budapest: Új Mandátum Kiadó, 1999.
    Kovács, A.. "Antiszemitizmus Magyarországon az 1990-es években." In A modern antiszemitizmus, 395-418. Budapest: Új Mandátum Kiadó, 1999.
    Erős, F., A. Kovács, and K. Lévai. "Wie ich schließlich bemerkt habe, daß ich Jude bin." In Jüdisches Städtebild Budapest, edited by P. Haber. Frankfurt am Main: Jüdischer Verlag, 1999.
    Kovács, A.. "Die demokratische Linke und die Gleichschaltung in Osteuropa : Das Beispiel Ungarn." In Sozialdemokraten und Kommunisten nach Nationalsozialismus und Krieg : zur historischen Einordnung der Zwangsvereinigung, edited by B. Faulenbach and H. Potthoff, 123-151. Essen: Klartext, 1998.
    Kovács, A., and G. Fischer. "Anti-Semitism Among Hungarian University and College Students." In The Holocaust in Hungary : fifty years later, edited by R. L. Braham and A. Pók, 681-716. Vol. 477. East European monographs 477. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
    Kovács, A.. "A magyar szociáldemokrácia és az 1956-os forradalom." In Pártok l956 : válogatás 1956-os pártvezetők visszaemlékezéseiből, edited by Z. Kőrösi and P. P. Tóth. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 1997.
    Kovács, A.. "Jews and Politics in Hungary." In Values, interests and identity : Jews and politics in a changing world, edited by P. Y. Medding. Vol. 11. Studies in contemporary Jewry 11. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    Kovács, A.. "Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity in Post-Communist Hungary." In Anti-semitism and the treatment of the Holocaust in postcommunist Eastern Europe, edited by R. L. Braham, 125-142. Vol. 405. East European monographs 405. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
    Kovács, A.. "Changes in Jewish Identity in modern Hungary." In Jewish identities in the new Europe, edited by J. Webber. London: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization for the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 1994.
    Kovács, A.. "A "Zsidókérdés" : (Néhány gondolat negyvenöt év múltán)." In A hatalom humanizálása : Tanulmányok Bibó István életművéről, edited by I. Z. Dénes. Pécs: Tanulmány Kiadó, 1993.
    Kovács, A.. "The abduction of Imre Nagy and his group : The "Rashomon effect"." In Memory And Totalitarianism, edited by L. Passerini, 117-124. Vol. 1. International yearbook of oral history and life stories 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
    Kovács, A.. "Ami következett és ami bekövetkezett : A kremlinológia és a kelet-európai változások." In Láttuk-e, hogy jön? : A társadalomtudomány sikerei és kudarcai a kelet-európai politikai átalakulásban, edited by R. Andorka. Budapest: T-Twins, 1991.
    Kovács, A.. "Weimar és Budapest." In Csendes? Forradalom? Volt?, edited by A. Bozóki, 51-56. Budapest: T-Twins, 1991.
    Kovács, A.. "Die Judenfrage im zeitgenössischen Ungarn." In Babylon : Beiträge zur jüdischen Gegenwart, edited by M. Brumlik. Vol. 3. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Neue Kritik, 1988.
    Kovács, A.. "Das Dilemma der Assimilation – zur Genese der Identität ungarischer Juden." In ... und raus bist du! : Ethnische Minderheiten in der Politik, edited by R. Bauböck, 267-279. Wien: Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik, 1988.
    Kovács, A.. "Budapest la Juive." In Budapest, edited by A. Losonczy. Paris: Autrement, 1988.
    Kovács, A.. "The Jewish Question in Contemporary Hungary." In The Holocaust in Hungary : forty years later, edited by R. L. Braham and B. Vago, 205-232. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
    Kovács, A.. "Der Marxismus und die Sowjetgesellschaften." In Zukunftsperspektiven der Sowjetunion : Programm und Wirklichkeit, edited by B. Dietz. München: Beck, 1984.
    Kovács, A.. "A zsidókérdés a mai magyar társadalomban." In Zsidóság az 1945 utáni Magyarországon, edited by P. Kende. Paris: Magyar Füzetek, 1984.
    Kovács, A.. "Ökológia és ökonómia." In A társadalom és természeti környezete, edited by M. Holló. Budapest, 1973.
    Conference Paper
    Kovács, A.. "Volt-e magyar ’68?" In Dimenziók éve – 1968, edited by M. Schmidt, 198-209. Budapest: XX. Század Intézet, 2008.
    Kovács, A., and F. Erős. "The Biographical Method in the Study of Jewish Identity in Present-Day Hungary." In Life history as cultural construction, performance, edited by T. Hofer and P. Niedermüller. Budapest: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Néprajzi Kutató Csoport, 1988.
    Journal Article
    Kovács, A.. "Measuring latent antisemitism." Review of sociology of the Hungarian Sociological Association 6 (2000).
    Kovács, A.. "Előítéletes projekció-e a becslés?" Replika : szociológiai viták és kritikák : társadalomtudományi folyóirat 6, no. 17-18 (1995): 241-245.
    Kovács, A.. "La "question juive" la Hongrie contemporaine." Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, no. 56 (1985): 45-57.
    Miscellaneous
    Kovács, A.. Introduction and Documents on Hungarian-Israeli Relations 1957-1969 In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, 2005-2007, Edited by A. Kovács and M. Miller. Budapest: Central European University. Jewish Studies Project, 2009.
    Report
    Vidra, Zsuzsanna, A. Kovács, and Anikó Horváth. Identities and Modernities in Europe (IME). Kingston University London, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences , 2011.