Ádám Kornél Havas

Subjects: Social Sciences, Aesthetics, Sociology of Art, Social Theory
Division: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Appointment: Division Head of Social Sciences
Position: Mentor, Module leader, Staff
Years: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

Ádám is Ph.D. candidate at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Doctoral School of Sociology, received his MA in social politics in 2010 and his BA in social sciences in 2007 from the same university’s Sociology Department. Between 2008 and 2010 he studied liberal arts at ELTE. Since 2014 he is conducting an individual research project on the stratification of the Hungarian jazz scene under the guidance of his tutor, professor Miklós Hadas. His dissertation is titled “Poor Neighbors: The making of the Budapest Jazz Scene”, which is to be defended due 2017 Fall semester. His earlier works include the study of the historical genesis of the Hungarian theatre and literary field in the early 19th century. His research projects and findings were presented at international conferences, most recently in 2016 at the 9th Midterm Conference of the ESA and at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology among others. He is guest editor of the Replika social science journal’s issue on jazz, forthcoming in May 2017, and co-organizer of the Jazz Studies Research Group’s Symposium held at Corvinus University and the Budapest Music Center in 2017 May. His interests include historical sociology, the study of urban subcultures, cultural sociology, aesthetics and current trends in sociological theory. As a cultural manager he arranged several jazz events and Ádám is keen on popularizing his research in the form of radio interviews and short articles published in the brochures released by the Budapest Jazz Club. He is an enthusiastic guitar player and teaches Spanish language since 2007. He is a member of the European Sociological Association and the Jazz Studies Research Group. Before joining Milestones Institute in 2016 he earned himself teaching experiences both at ELTE and at Corvinus University from subjects related to social sciences and cultural sociology.