BiographyI am Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Communication, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (from September 2012), where I lead the Communication (Cultural Spaces) MA programme. Since 2012 I have been a regular guest lecturer of the University of Pécs Popular Music Studies programme.
I am Advisory Board Member of IASPM@Journal and current Treasurer of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (from 2015). Since 2013 I have also acted as Chair of IASPM Hungary, and, since 2012, editor of Zenei Hálózatok Folyóirat (Music Networks Journal).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My main research areas include the sociology of popular music communities; the study of the relationship between music scenes or genres and technology; and popular music and gender. I completed a Popular Music Studies PhD programme in 2011 at the University of Liverpool School of Music, the title of my doctoral thesis is "Online and Offline Rock Music Networks: A case study on Liverpool, 2007-2009."
In my free time I volunteer for women’s rights organisations and a low-threshold programme for intravenous drug users and sex workers in Budapest. I enjoy playing music and photography.