Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Paul Olchváry, literary translator; publisher, New Europe Books. Olchváry has translated many books of Hungarian literature to English for leading publishers and was previously senior copywriter at Princeton University Press. He has received translation grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN American Center, and was awarded the Milán Füst Prize by the Milán Füst Foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Raised in a Hungarian family near Buffalo, New York, he lived in Hungary for many years as an adult, settling there as the Cold War ended. He earned his MA, in English/writing, from Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Deputy Editor

Zsuzsanna Varga, PhD University of Glasgow. Varga is senior lecturer in Central & East European Studies at the University of Glasglow. She is the coauthor of The Babel Guide to Hungarian Literature in English Translation and the coeditor of several books, including Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories, and she has published numerous scholarly articles and book reviews.

Associate Editors

  • János Csapó, PhD, professor, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Zsuzsanna Cselényi, PhD, translator and editor for Acta Ethnographica Hungarica
  • Paul Hanebrink, PhD, professor of history, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ
  • Sarah M Lucas, PhD, lecturer of music history, music theory, and ear training at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Andrew Ludányi, PhD, professor emeritus of political science at Ohio Northern University
  • Judith Kesserű Némethy, PhD, professor emerita, New York University
  • Andrea Parapatics, PhD University of Pannonia, Veszprém
  • Balázs Varga, PhD, associate professor of film studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Kristóf György Veres, PhD, senior researcher at the Budapest-based Migration Research Institute, and (2022-23) Andrássy National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, Washington, D.C.

Book Review Editors

  • Ákos István Farkas, PhD, Eötvös Loránd University
  • E.M. McQueen, PhD candidate in comparative literature, University of California

Communications Editor

  • Bonnie Horgos, PhD candidate, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Copy Editors

  • John Puckett, freelance copy editor (e.g., for Central European University Press, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Andrea Thürmer, Lector, Department of English Language Pedagogy at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Layout Editor

Katalin Voros, University of California, Berkeley

Founding Editor Vol 4-15 (2011-2022): Louise O. Vasvári

Louise O. Vasvári, PhD, Stony Brook University and New York University, United States

International Advisory Board

Erzsébet Barát, PhD, University of Szeged and Central European University, Hungary

Katalin Fábian, PhD, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, USA

Lynn Hooker, PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Steven Jobbitt, PhD, Lakehead University,Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Katalin Kádár Lynn, PhD, Helena History Press, St. Helena, California, USA

Johanna Laakso, PhD, Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

Alexander Maxwell, PhD, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Georg Michels, PhD, University of California, Riverside, California, USA

László Munteán, PhD, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Judith Kesserű Némethy, PhD, professor emerita, New York University

Andrea Pető, PhD, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Catherine Portuges, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Peter Sherwood, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, PhD, Steven Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea / European Academy of Sciences and Arts