Melinda Kovai*

Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Received fellowship: Eotvos Lorand University, 2009
SLI2015: “The socio-analysis of oppression”: Group learning and action method workshops about social inequalities and anti-Roma prejudices (2016-2017)
Academic supervisor: Prof. Ferenc Erős
Current affiliation: assistant professor, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest

Obtained MA degrees in Sociology and Hungarian Literature. She completed her doctoral studies at the Theoretical Psychoanalysis doctoral programme of the Department of Psychology of the University of Pécs between 2004 and 2007, and obtained her doctoral degree in 2010. She was awarded the studentship of the Sasakawa Young Leadership Programme to complete her thesis titled “Politics, power and knowledge in the psychiatric case reports of the Kádár-era” She was employed as a lecturer at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church from 2005 to 2016 where she teaches social psychology, group psychology, sociology, qvalitative methods and the history of psychology. From 2017 she works as an assistant professor at Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest), Faculty of Social Sciences. Her monography titled „Psychology and Politics – Psy-sciences during the Hungarian State-Socialism” published in 2016. Her research areas involve social inequalities and the ways to mitigate social conflicts, and lately her interest turned to the ways in which psychological methods can directly help to groups suffering from such conflicts.

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