Judit Molnár

judit molnar


DPhil Student

St John's College

Working title of research: Post-Brexit constructions of citizenship and affective identifications amongst Hungarian migrants

Research summary: I am a first year DPhil candidate under the supervision of Dr Dace Dzenovska. My research focuses on how Hungarian migrants in the United Kingdom intertwine opportunities, values and visions embodied by their national (Hungarian), supranational (European) and local (British) ‘citizenship’ to realign migration goals to the changing structural conditions in light of Brexit and the Hungarian state’s diasporas engagement schemes.

Research interests: migration, diasporas, transnationalism, citizenship, return, European Union.

Previous Education:

Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (2018)
Master of Letters (MLitt) in Cultural Studies, University of St Andrews (2014)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Portuguese Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (2011)

Awards and grants

CEEPUS ‘freemover’ grant for a study stay at the University of Primorska, Slovenia (2017)
Erasmus+ mobility grant for a research stay at Maynooth University, Ireland (2016)
Darmasiswa Scholarship offered by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture for the study of Indonesian Language and Culture at the State University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014)
Grant of the Italian State for a study stay at the University of Bergamo, Italy (2013)
School of Modern Languages Grant of the University of St Andrews (2012)
Outstanding Thesis Award awarded by the Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary (2011)
Erasmus+ mobility grant for a study stay at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal (2008)


2018. Molnár, Judit. Sprememba Tradicionalnega Kmetovanja in Pojav Ekoturizma na Krasu: Pogledi, Precepcije in Osebnosti [The Transformation of Traditional Farming and the Emergence of Ecotourism in the Slovenian Karst Region: Views, Perceptions and Identities]. In Človek in Živali v Bisosfernem Območju Kras in Porečju Reke [Humans and Animals in the Biosphere Reserve of the Karst Region and Reka River], edited by Katja Hrobat Virloget, Alenka Janko Spreizer, Petra Kavrečič, Klara Lukan and Vanja Debevec. Škocjan: Javni Zavod Park Škocjanske Jame: 6-14. Molnár, Judit.

2016. Home is Calling: Hungarian Emigrants’ Response to the Home Country’s Return Campaign. Grafo Working Papers 5: 49-60.

2011. Molnár, Judit. The Importance of Motivation in Language Learning: A Study on the Motivational Profiles of High-Achieving Students. OverSEAS 2011.

Email: judit.molnar@sjc.ox.ac.uk