Fosztó László

    PERSONAL DATA

    Name: Fosztó László
    Date of birth: 18/11/1972
    Place of birth: Sfântu Gheorghe, Judeţul Covasna
    E-mail: laszlo.foszto@gmail.com, l.foszto@ispmn.gov.ro
    Mobile: +40748452219
    Web: http://foszto.adatbank.transindex.ro/

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Name of institution: Institute for Ethnology, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : PhD in Ethnology/Social Anthropology
    Period:
    2004-2007

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Cluj-NApoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : PhD candidate in Ethnography
    Period:
    2001 - present

    Name of institution: Central European University, Nationalism Studies Program, Budapest, Hungary
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Nationalism Studies
    Period:
    1999 - 2000

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Hungarian Language and Culture, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : ex. BA in Hungarian Language and Literature - Ethnography
    Period:
    1992-1996

    Other qualifications and trainings

    Name of organization providing qualification and/or training: Central European University, SUN, Budapest, Hungary
    Title of qualification awarded
    : Certificate of completion of the course - “The Plight of the Gypsies”
    Period:
    July 1999

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Name of organization: The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Locality:
    Cluj-Napoca
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    researcher
    Period:
    November 2007 - present

    Name of organization: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
    Locality:
    Halle/Saale
    Country:
    Germany
    Position held:
    PhD research fellow
    Period:
    February 2003 - February 2006

    Name of organization: Civic Education Project Romania
    Locality:
    Cluj-Napoca
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    Local Faculty Fellow teaching at the Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Hungarian Language and Culture
    Period:
    October 2000 - June 2002

    Name of organization: University College London, Department of Social Anthropology
    Locality:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Position held:
    research and field assistant
    Period:
    November 1998 - December 2002

    Name of organization: Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Hungarian Language and Culture
    Locality:
    Cluj-Napoca
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    teaching assistant
    Period:
    March 1998 - July 1999

    Name of organization: Workshop for Anthropology of Communication
    Locality:
    Miercurea Ciuc
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    researcher
    Period:
    October 1997 - December 1998

    PARTICIPATION AT CONFERENCES

    2009

    April 28, 2009 - Discussant of the panel: “Transylvanian aspects of the Hungarian dance research during the 20th century” and moderator of the final roundtable. Title of the conference: Hungarian Choreography and Dance Research in Transylvania in the Third Millennium, organised by the Tranzit Foundation and the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca.

    February 20, 2009 - “Presentation: Religious renewal and ethnic mobilisation in Transylvanian Roma communities”. Title of the conference: The Ethnographical and Historical research of Roma culture in the Carpathian Basin. Bódi Zsuzsanna Commemorative Conference organised by The Hungarian Ethnographical Society and the „Szent István” University, Gödöllő, Hungary, February 18-20. 2009.

    2008

    December 18, 2008 - “Roma-related research projects of the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities” (in Romanian) - presentation at the conference: „Ziua Minorităţilor Naţionale” [The Day of National Minorities], organised by the “Kriza János” Ethnographical Association and the RIRNM, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    November 25, 2008 - “Social Structure and Cultural Aspects of the Roma in Romania” (in Romanian) - Presentation at the conference “Looking for a Home: Romanian Roma in Romania and Italy” organised by FIERI and RIRMN, Torino, Italy, November 24-26, 2008.

    November 19, 2008 - “The Problems of Roma in Szeklerland and the directions of social integration” (in Hungarian) - presentation at the conference: “A Different Szeklerland” organised by the Harghita and Covasna County Councils in partnership with the RIRNM, Arcuş, November 19, 2008.

    August 29, 2008 - „Beyond identity: new directions in the anthropology of Roma/Gypsy groups” (in English) - workshop organised and moderated (together with Yasar Abu Ghosh) at the 10. Biennal EASA Conference: „Experiencing diversity and mutuality”, Ljubljana , Slovenia, 26 - 29 august 2008.

    August 22, 2008 - “Research about Roma in Transylvania” (in Hungarian) - presentation at the Social Science Summer Camp in Szeltersz, August 21-24, 2008.

    June 12, 2008 - Organiser and moderator of the workshop: “Romani Language in Socia-political context” (in English) -  during the Summer University „Vino mai aproape!”/”Come Closer!”, Cluj-Napoca, June 12-19, 2008.

    May 21, 2008 - “Ritual and Religion in postsocialist Romania: Case study of  a Roma community” (in Romanian) - public lecture organised by the German Cultural Centre and RIRMN, Cluj, Romania

    2007

    December 11, 2007 - “The Problem of (De) segregation in the Education of the Roma Children in Romania” (in Hungarian, together with Toma Stefánia) - presentation at the conference: Roma and Education. Multiple Deprivation or Gypsy Fate, organised by the Hungarian Academy of Science and Central European University Budapest, Hungary.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Mother tongue: Hungarian

    Scris

    Vorbit

    Romanian

    fluent

    fluent

    English

    fluent

    fluent

    Romani

    intermediate

    intermediate

    German

    basic

    basic

    Russian

    basic

    basic

    RESEARCH FIELDS

    • the culture and social organisation of Roma in Romania and Eastern Europe
    • political movements among the Roma
    • anthropology of religion, new religious movements, religious conversion
    • theories of nationalism and ethnicity

    ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    Publications