Gerő, András: "Public Space in Budapest: The History of Kossuth Square"


  • Agata Lisiak Independent scholar, Berlin



Gerő, András. Public Space in Budapest: The History of Kossuth Square. Trans. Thomas J. and Helen D. DeKornfeld. CHSP Hungarian Studies Series 21. Boulder: Social Science Monographs, 2009. 375 pp.Reviewed by Agata Lisiak, Independent Scholar, Berlin

Author Biography

Agata Lisiak, Independent scholar, Berlin

Agata A. Lisiak holds a doctoral degree in Media and Communication Studies from University of Halle-Wittenberg (2009), an MPhil in Literature from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (2005), and an MA in International Relations from the University of Economics in Poznan (2002). She was a postdoc researcher at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung (2009) and the 2013-14 EURIAS Junior Fellow at the Insitut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. Aside from conducting seminars at Humboldt University's Urban Sociology Department, Lisiak teaches at Bard College Berlin. She has also worked as an organizer and coordinator for cultural events including festivals, readings, lecture series, and conferences.

Lisiak is the author of Urban Cultures in (Post)Colonial Central Europe (Purdue University Press 2010) as well as articles and book chapters on media representations of the city, urban image and urban text, cultural memory in urban space, and, more generally, Central and East European cultures after 1989. She is interested in media representations of cultural phenomena, representations of women in public discourse and popular culture, sociolinguistics of migration, spatialities of migration, and developing ethnographic methodologies for researching said issues.






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