Dr Agnes Hesz
School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government and Politics and the Study of Religions
Dr Agnes Hesz has an MA in European Ethnology and English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Pécs. She received her PhD from the Interdisciplinary Doctorate School, European Ethnology – Cultural Anthropology Program, Universtity of Pécs in 2009. She has been working as a lecturer at the Department of European Ethnology – Cultural Anthropology, University of Pécs, since 2006, and was a post doctoral researcher in the ERC project “Vernacular religion on the boundary of Eastern and Western Christianity: continuity, changes and interactions” (ID 324214) lead by Prof. Éva Pócs. Her main fields of research are the various forms of vernacular religion, from death related beliefs and practices to contemporary discourses on witchcraft, with a special interest in the local production of knowledge. She is the author of Élők, holtak és adósságok. A halottak szerepe egy erdélyi faluközösségben (The Dead, the Living, and their Debts. The Role of the Dead in a Village Community; Budapest: L’Harmattan 2012).