Current PhD students

Ágnes Kende
Memories in Stone: The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance in Hungary, 1980-2014

Agnes holds a BA in English Studies from Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church. After her BA she has been enrolled in the MA Program at Freie Universität Berlin. Due to the opportunity to work as well as study in Germany she had first-hand experience of Germany's Vergangenheitsbewältigung through its memorials, monuments, museums and public memory projects that helped to set her further goals in the scholarly field. She continued with the Master program in Comparative History of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe 1500-2000 at the Central European University with a Jewish Studies Specialization. Currently she is a Ph.D. student in Comparative History at CEU and her dissertation will analyze how Holocaust memory and remembrance processes, and products travelled in different national narratives in the period between 1980s and the beginning of the 21st century in Hungary and in other East Central European countries.

Ágnes Kelemen
Migration of Numerus Clausus Exiles: Hungarian Jewish Students in Interwar Europe

Agnes holds a BA in History and Religious Studies from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) and an MA in Nationalism Studies with a specialization in Jewish Studies from the Central European University (Budapest). She has also graduated in the One Year Academic Program in Jewish Studies at "Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies".
Currently she is a Ph.D. student in Comparative History at the Central European University and her dissertation will investigate Hungarian Jewish student migration in Europe in the interwar period, provoked by academic antisemitism in Hungary, particularly by the discriminatory "numerus clausus" law.

Lovro Kralj 
Paving the Road to Death: Antisemitism in the Ustasha Movement (1929-1945)

Lovro Kralj holds a double M.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Rijeka where he graduated in 2015 with a thesis dealing with the spread of antisemitism on the Croatian far-right in the interwar period. The same year he also completed an M.A. in Comparative History at the Central European University with a thesis titled: "The Ustashe Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: relation between the state-organized and wild ethnic cleansing in the Independent State of Croatia during 1941." In 2015 he was accepted to the PhD program at CEU's History Department. His research interests revolve around the history of the Holocaust, fascism, antisemitism, and history of Jews in Europe.

Tadas Janušauskas
A Project of Acculturation? Jewish Integration into the Lithuanian National Agenda

Tadas Janušauskas joined Central European University after completing a BA in History at Vilnius University. He received in 2010 his MA in Nationalism Studies with a specialization in Jewish Studies. Having returned to CEU in 2012, he continues his academic career in the PhD program of the History Department. Tadas researches the acculturation-assimilation processes of the Eastern European Jewries; his primary interest is in the shift of Jewish identity in Lithuania during the interwar period.