Diána Vonnák

Subjects: Sociology, Literature, Classics, History, Philosophy
Division: Arts and Humanities
Position: Module leader
Years: 2021-2022

Diána is a social anthropologist, editor and author. She has an MA and a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from Durham University. Her dissertation work involved extensive fieldwork in Ukraine, where she focused on how cultural and memory politics is changed by the ongoing war. She has taught anthropology at the University of Pécs, the Technical University of Budapest, and University College London.

Diána has worked as an editor in English and Hungarian: she was editor-at-large at Asymptote, a journal of world literature in translation, and is currently an acquisition editor at the publisher Park. She has published reviews and essays in both languages in LARB, Visegrad Insight, Élet és Irodalom, Jelenkor etc. In 2019 she received a Móricz Zsigmond Fellowship for emerging writers; her first collection of short stories will be published in 2021 by Jelenkor.