Current Member

Virag Molnar

Social Science
Field of Study
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The New School

Virag Molnar’s research explores radical nationalist consumer culture in Hungary, focusing on fashion, heritage tourism, martial arts, and book publishing. It probes how markets serve as important vehicles for promoting new interpretations of national identity and circulating nationalist symbols, thereby fostering popular support for nationalist radicalization.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
Princeton University Ph.D., 2005
Princeton University M.A., 1999
Budapest University of Economics (today Corvinus University) B.A., 1996
Berlin Prize/Axel Springer Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin 2017
ACLS Fellowship 2016
Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section, American Sociological Association 2014
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2011
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship 2006
The New School 2015–2019 Associate Professor of Sociology
The New School 2008–2015 Assistant Professor of Sociology
The George Washington University 2006–2007 Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Reading, United Kingdom 2005–2006 Lecturer in Sociology