Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss

Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss

Dr. habil. Réka Földváryné Kiss is a historian, ethnographer. She studied in Hungary, Denmark and Scotland. She worked for the Institute of Ethnology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2000, where she became a senior research fellow in 2012. She was a guest lecturer at the Department of Cultural History and the Department of Contemporary Hungarian History of the Faculty of Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest.

On the 3rd February 2014 Földváryné Kiss was elected as Chair of the Committee of National Remembrance by the National Assembly of Hungary.

She has been a member of the ENRS Steering Committee since 2015.

She has been involved in the Russian-Hungarian Joint Commission of Archivists since 2017.

Since 2018 she is the Chair of the Department of Church History at the Faculty of Theology at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Her main research areas are the relations between the Church and the Hungarian State during the communist period, retaliation and political trials after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and social history after 1945. She is author, co-author and editor of 10 books and nearly 80 scientific articles.