Réka Földváryné Kiss is a historian and 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.
In 2014 Földváryné Kiss was elected as chair of the Committee of National Remembrance by the National Assembly of Hungary. In 2022 she was re-elected by the MPs of the Hungarian National Assembly as chairperson for the next nine-year-long mandate. She has been a member of the ENRS Steering Committee since 2015.
Since 2018 she has chaired 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.