András Kovács, sociologist, professor at the Nationalism Studies Program, and the academic director of the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University.
He studied philosophy, history, and sociology, and completed his PhD in sociology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. In 2006 he became Doctor of Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2013 he received the Széchenyi Prize, a Hungarian state distinction acknowledging outstanding scholarly achievement. He held teaching and research positions at New York University, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, among others. He served as Ustinov-Professor of the City of Vienna at the University of Vienna, and as Humboldt fellow at the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung at TU Berlin.
His research interests include prejudice, antisemitism, sociology of post-Holocaust Jewry, and far right movements in Europe.