Rudolf Paksa

Chair of Political and Social Studies

Rudolf Paksa was born in 1981 in Ajka, Hungary. He studied History, Philosophy and Library science, as well as some Archaeology and Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. He graduated as a historian and history teacher in 2006, and in 2012 he received his PhD in Modern Hungarian History from ELTE. Between 2009 and 2022 he worked as a historian at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and has taught as an associate lecturer at ELTE, Eszterházy Károly University of Eger, the University of Debrecen and the CEU Socrates Project in Budapest. He is an expert on Hungarian far-right movements, the interwar period, historiography and public memory, as well as the history of Hungarian cuisine. He enjoys hiking and discussing various topics with his friends either in emails or in the form of “zoom pubbing.” He is an avid debater. He loves movies and TV shows about historical and social issues.