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Curriculum Vitae (in English)
Szonja Ráhel Komoróczy, DPhil

* CV magyarul / in Hungarian

Name: Szonja Ráhel Komoróczy, DPhil
E-mail: komoroczy.szonja@hebraisztika.hu

Education, degrees:
2007                Doctor of Philosophy
                        
University of Oxford, Faculty of Modern Languages
                        St John's College / St Edmund Hall;
Thesis title: "The History of Yiddish Culture in Hungary"

2001                MA in Jewish Studies (summa cum laude)
                        Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest;
Thesis title: "The Halakhic Status of Yiddish" (in Hungarian)

2000                Diploma in Yiddish Studies (summa cum laude)
                        Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

2000                MA in English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest;
Thesis title: "Isaac Bashevis Singer in Yiddish and in English"

1998                Postgraduate Diploma / MSt in Jewish Studies (with distinction)
                        Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford
Thesis title: "The Approach of Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh to Yiddish and to Hebrew: Abramovitsh and Mendele about Yiddish and Hebrew"

Courses and Programs:
2015, summer          Schusterman Center, Brandeis University
                                 Summer Institute in Israel Studies,
2005, summer          Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Beth Shalom Aleichem, Tel Aviv
                                 IV. Research Seminar in Advanced Yiddish Studies
2002, summer          JTS and YIVO Institute, New York
                                 III. Research Seminar in Advanced Yiddish Studies
2000/2001                Hebrew University, Jerusalem, visiting graduate student
1999, summer          Central European University, Budapest:
                                 summer university in Modern Jewish History
1999, summer          Hebrew University and YIVO Institute, Jerusalem
                                 I. Research Seminar in Advanced Yiddish Studies
1998, summer          Hebrew University, Jerusalem
                                 summer Hebrew Ulpan - Ptor" (the Hebrew exemption exam, 09.1998)

 
Academic Work Experience
since September, 2004: Center for Jewish Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences /
                                       Department of Jewish Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
     since 2010 research fellow
     2007-2010 junior resaerch fellow
     2004-2006 lector

2002-2004: University of Oxford
     2003/2004 Yiddish lector at the Oriental Institute,
                       Oxford University Teaching and Research Unit in Hebrew and Jewish Studies,
     2002/2003 Yiddish lector at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

1998/1999-1999/2000: ELTE Yiddish Program: Yiddish lector

1998/1999-1999/2000: College of Modern Business Studies (Modern Üzleti Tudományok Főiskolája), Budapest: modern Hebrew lector

1997/98: Leopold Muller Memorial Library, Univerisity of Oxford: library assistant
 
Honors and Awards:
2011/2012: Yad Hanadiv postdoctoral research fellowship at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2009/2010: postdoctoral research fellowship, Rothschild Foundation
2004/2005: doctoral scholarship from the Memorial Foundation, New York
2003/2004: Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellow, YIVO Institute, New York
10.2002-10.2004: Beeston Scholar, St John's College, Oxford
10.2001-10.2004: ORS and Clarendon Scholar at the University of Oxford
2000/2001: Merit Scholar, Rothberg School for International Students, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1997/98: Full scholarship from the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies for studies towards the Diploma in Jewish Studies
 
Teaching:
Yiddish (language, literature, culture, linguistics)
modern Hebrew, Israel Studies
Judaism, Jewish religion, tradition and liturgy
 
Research Interests:
history of Yiddish culture in Hungary
18-19th century Hungarian Jewish history
Yiddish cultural history, sociolinguistics
 
Languages:
Hungarian (native), English, Yiddish, Hebrew, German (fluent)

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