Judit Kádár

Judit Kádár is the Director of International Relations at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary. She taught American and Canadian culture studies at the Department of American Studies of Eszterházy University (Eger) for 25 years, with a focus on ethnic and multicultural studies, and was the director of the International Relations Center, too. She published a textbook (Critical Perspectives on English-Canadian Literature, 1996). She has received some research grants (FEFA, FEP, FRP/CEACS, JFK, Fulbright) and hold a temporary lecturing position at GCSU (Georgia, USA, 2009), taught
and did research at UNM (Albuquerque, USA, 2012-3). As for research, earlier she studied alternative histories in recent western Canadian fiction (PhD thesis), then the psychological and sociological implications of the gone indigenous passage rites (Othering/indigenization) in US and Canadian literature and culture, and has published Going Indian: Cultural Appropriation in Recent North American Literature (2012, Valencia UP). In 2013, she obtained her habilitation at ELTE University of Budapest. Currently she works for the internationalization of Hungarian higher education, and for research, she explores mixed blood narratives and identity negotiation in the SW literature and recent Nuevomexicano and Canadian Métis writing respectively. She is a language examiner (LCCI, ORIGO, ECL). She served as the country representative of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies (CEACS, 2015-8) and served as the co-chair of the International Committee of the Hungarian Rectors Conference (MRK, 2017-9). She worked as the educational and internationalization expert of the Central Bank of Hungary, too.