Associate Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York
Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Spring 2017
Associate Professor of Sociology at The New School for Social Research Virág Molnár received her PhD in sociology from Princeton University and her BA in economics from the Budapest University of Economics. Molnár’s research explores the intersections of culture, politics, social change, and knowledge production in Europe, with a special focus on urban culture, the built environment, new communications technologies, and radical nationalism.
Molnár’s book Building the State Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe (Routledge, 2013) received the 2014 Mary Douglas Prize from the American Sociological Association. Her work has also appeared in the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Urban Studies. She has been a visiting fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Department of Sociology at Harvard University and at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others.