Krisztina Fehervary

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Krisztina Fehervary

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Associate Director, CREES

234-B West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 234-B West Hall
Phone: 734.764.2361
fehervar@umich.edu
Department Profile

  • Affiliation(s)
    • CREES, Anthropology, CES, WCED
  • Fields of Study
    • Consumer and material culture, political economy, middle-class culture, built environment, domestic space, body, transformations, film and popular culture, Hungary, postsocialist states
  • About

    I am a socio-cultural anthropologist. My theoretical interests center on materiality and semiotics, with an empirical focus on consumer culture, aesthetics, architecture and home decor, popular culture, and the body. Questions of political economy and historical transformation motivate my work. My fieldwork has focused primarily on state-socialist and post-socialist eastern Europe (especially Hungary), but I have also carried out ethnographic research in the United States.

  • Education
    • B.A., Cross-cultural Communications: Focus on East Central Europe and Media Studies, Brown University, 1984
    • M.A., Classics, Graduate Institute, St. John's College, Sante Fe, 1989
    • Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2005
  • Awards
    • William E. Douglass Prize, best book in the Anthropology of Europe for Politics in Color and Concrete
    • Honorable Mention: Davis Center Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) for Politics in Color and Concrete