University College Cork, Ireland
Dr. Kinga Povedák (PhD) studied European Ethnology and American Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary. Her dissertation explores religious modernization through the phenomenon of popular Christian music among Catholics, focusing on and analyzing the peculiarities of vernacular religiosity during socialist times through the study of the origins of the movement in Hungary. Currently she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe project (UCC, Ireland). She is research fellow at the Research Group for the Study of Religious Culture (Hungarian Academy of Sciences – University of Szeged). Her recent pulications explore vernacular religiosity during socialist Hungary, Christianity and popular culture, pentecostal charistmatic Christianity.