BiographyDr. Kinga Povedák studied European Ethnology and American Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary. Her PhD thesis was on religious modernization through the phenomenon of popular Christian music among Catholics, focusing on and analyzing the peculiarities of vernacular religiosity during the socialist times through the study of the origins of the movement in Hungary. She is research fellow at the Research Group for the Study of Religious Culture (Hungarian Academy of Sciences/University of Szeged).
Her main fields of interest include popular religiosity of late modernity, Catholicism and popular culture, and most recently the musical worlds of Pentecostal Romani communities. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries).