debt; economic anthropology; markets; money; post-socialist transformation; valuation: value chains
Hungary, East-Central Europe
I am a doctoral candidate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg as a member of the Emmy Noether Research Group: Peripheral Debt: Money, Risk and Politics at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. I hold an MA in Economic Sociology from the Corvinus University of Budapest and an MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Birmingham. My current research examines creditor-debtor relationships in a setting of peripheral financialization in post-socialist Hungary. The focus is on the institutions and practices of debt collection and the commodification of debt and the multiple transformations of its value. I have a long-standing interest in economic anthropology and sociology, and my past research projects explored the infrastructures of value in a rural economy experiencing cash-crop failure and the transformation of West European household waste into East European second-hand goods within informal value chains.