(Zoltan) ZN Dujisin-Muharay

(Zoltan) ZN Dujisin-Muharay
Academic Researcher Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
M6-50
Telephone
+31104082515
Email
zoltan.dujisin@eshcc.eur.nl
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Zoltan is a Marie Curie Leading Fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and his research interests are sociology of knowledge, political sociology and politics of memory. He recently obtained his PhD in sociology from Columbia University in New York. Previously, he pursued part of my doctoral studies in Political Science departments at Sorbonne - Paris 1 and Central European University in Budapest.

His research explores how claims to truth are legitimated through expertise, and the consequences of these processes for identity construction. More specifically, his research project “Truth and Expertise in a Changing Europe” unfolds in two timely and contentious topics: 1) Post-communist memory politics and 2) the new information…

Zoltan is a Marie Curie Leading Fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and his research interests are sociology of knowledge, political sociology and politics of memory. He recently obtained his PhD in sociology from Columbia University in New York. Previously, he pursued part of my doctoral studies in Political Science departments at Sorbonne - Paris 1 and Central European University in Budapest.

His research explores how claims to truth are legitimated through expertise, and the consequences of these processes for identity construction. More specifically, his research project “Truth and Expertise in a Changing Europe” unfolds in two timely and contentious topics: 1) Post-communist memory politics and 2) the new information cold war with Russia.

Past and present research: Historiographic Expertise in Post-communist Politics aims to reveal the deeper political and symbolic significance of the region’s converging memory politics, manifested in relatively successful calls for pan-European recognition of Nazi and Communist crimes as equal. Using field analysis, prosopography and in-depth interviews, he traces this phenomenon back to the rise of state-sponsored memory institutes, hybrid bodies that concentrate a substantial number of memory practices and maintain a difficult and complex relation with the region’s historiography. He concludes that memory institutes are intrinsic to the region’s identity politics and may presage the role of social-scientific expertise in a changing, post-liberal order.

Present and future research: Russia Expertise in the Media Cold War attempts to tackle two timely issues: the decline of traditional media and discussions on post-truth as part of an increasingly visible collision between Russia and the liberal order. Using the rich case-study provided by European media coverage of Russia’s activities in the information sphere, and mobilizing content analysis, in-depth interviews and ethnography, this project examines the production of journalistic identities through their embedding in networks of Russia expertise, and its consequences for how truth and expertise are constructed in the public sphere.

Zoltan is a Portuguese, Hungarian and Chilean citizen and speaks seven languages (English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, Hungarian and Russian). During the past 15 years he has also regularly worked as a journalist, corresponding for the global news agency Inter Press Service News and leading Portuguese weekly Expresso from Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

 

  • Academic Researcher

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of History
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31104082515

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam