PÓCSIK Andrea  

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Brief introduction

University Lecturer Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Communication and Media Studies


MA in Romani Studies, 2007, University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities

Academic profile

My doctoral thesis and the research work behind - Roma representation in the light of cultural studies - are based on an interdisciplinary approach. Whereas I examine Hungarian film history with tools of contemporary social sciences and cultural theories (postcoloniality, critical whiteness, post-blackness and ethnicity studies). In my program organiser and film critique practice I pay special attention to contemporary artistic forms and genres (e.g. new media, web documentary) where social acts as community building and progressive anthropological film making can be highlighted. I am trying to use my research as a firm basis to build cultural resistance on. My academic activities are devoted to purposes of domesticating engaged scholarship and working out new higher education methods of teaching film and media in the spirit of cultural studies. If I should determine my main academic interest it would be the search for new, radical and self-reflexive aspects of doing research in Romani studies thus questioning and undermining traditional representational theories and analyses that are cored in outdated, essentialist understanding of “Gypsiness”.


  • “Their Life and Our Vicarious Experiences – On Human Rights Film and Festivals” Politics and Culture, 2008 Issue 2
  • “Public service media and the discourse” Beszélő, May 2007
  • “Anthropological Film and Roma Representation” In: Margit Feischmidt (ed.) Ethnicity Studies. Budapest: MTA Nemzeti Etnikai és Kisebbségkutató Intézet, 2010


Romani studies, New Media, documentary/anthropological film (theory), cultural studies, film festival research

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