Curriculum Vitae and Professional Summary of

György Mészáros



E-mail: meszarosgyuri.d at

             meszaros.gyorgy at

Phone: +36-1-461-4500 extension 3894

Address: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, ELTE PPK,

                1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 23-27.




2009  PhD in Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University          

(the title of dissertation: The role of youth subcultures in the educational process.     School ethnography);

2005    MA (Teacher of) Hungarian Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University;

2004    MA (Teacher of) Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University;

1998    BA Theology, Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome




Italian, English fluent; Spanish, Esperanto medium/basic; Latin, Hebrew, Greek basic; Hungarian native





2007-  Assistant Professor, Institute of Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology,  Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest;

2013- Research Fellow, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development 





2009-2011   Research Fellow, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development

2007-2008      Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger;

2002-2006      Assitant Lecturer, “Sapientia” Theological College, Budapest

2000-2006      Youth Minister in the Community of Don Bosco Salesians

2003-2004      Headmaster of Don Bosco Vocational Training and High School, Kazincbarcika (second chance school mainly with Romani pupils);

1998-2005      Teacher of Ethics and Religion, Don Bosco Vocational Training and High School, Kazincbarcika (classes also in different other schools);





Teaching Methods of Religion and Ethics (2002-2006), General Pedagogy, Theory of Education, Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Cultural Anthropology,

Cyberspace Pedagogy (in English for international students), Education of “Disadvantaged Youth”, Youth Subcultures and Education, Teachers Educational Tasks in School, Educational experiences and views: introductory seminar, Informal Education.




February 2013 

                 Teachers' Couching and Support in Hungary reasearch and development project 


February 2013 

                  LGBQ students' experience in school, participatory ethnography 


February 2009 – October 2011

‘Diversity in Europe: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights’, sponsored by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme of the European Commission.


June 2009 – December 2011

Developing an Adaptive and Inclusive School Concept (financed by the EU; theoretical study and case studies of schools), co-leader of the project as a part time research fellow


July 2009 – October 2011

Teachers’ Competencies and Professional Development (financed by the EU), researcher


October 2010 – October 2011

Interprofessional development of youth counsellor training: Social diversity and interculturalism course and book (financed by the EU)


May 2010 – November 2010

„Progress” LGBT Training Project (elaborating a training course and training materials for school leaders and policy makers in the field of education), leader of the „Education” team




Social and cultural context and dimensions of schooling and education

Cultural studies and education

LGBTQ students and teachers in schools

Critical pedagogy

Post-structuralist and neo-marxist epistemologies in educational research

Popular culture, youth subcultures and education

Gender and sexuality issues in education (especially LGBT and queer studies)

Initiation, rites and liminality in education and in literature







2012 The „Gay Eye” of a Researcher and a Student in a Hungarian School

Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, szeptember 10–12., Oxford, Nagy-Britannia;

Adaptivity, interpretation and reinterpretation: the development of a theoretical concept as a collaborative research and learning process(together with: Rapós Nóra, Gaskó Krisztina, Kálmán Orsolya)

Teacher Education Policies and Professionalization, 37th Annual  Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, augusztus 25–29.,Eskişehir, T;

2012 Being a critical pedagogue in post-socialist country: Leftist discourses on schooling in Hungary

2nd Internation Conference on Critical Education, 10-14 July, Athens, Greece


2011   Combating Homophobia: teacher trainees’ and LGBT people’s views on LGBT issues in education

Teacher Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional, 36th Annual Conference of Association of Teacher Education in Europe, 24 – 28 August, Riga, Latvia


2010    Constructing border identities through „subcultural pedagogy”: some findings of a  Hungarian school ethnography,  

Bordering, Re-Bordering and New Possibilities in  Education and Society, XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies,  14 - 18 June, Istanbul, Turkey;

            Narrative, critical ethnography: some epistemological and methodological considerations from a research experience,

            The Continuous Professional Development of Teachers and Researchers for an Adaptive and Inclusive School (together with: Nóra Rapós, Krisztina Gaskó and Orsoly Kálmán)

Responsibility, Challenge and Support in Teachers' Life-long Professional Development, 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, 26 - 30 August, Budapest, Hungary;


2007    Cyberspace pedagogy in a virtual ethnography,

The 1st Symposium of Pedagogy and Psychology PhD Students, 15 - 18 March, Wroclaw, Poland;

            School culture and youth culture: an example of the impossibility of mixed         methodology in an educational ethnography,

What counts in educational research? Quantitative and qualitative explanations of educational inequalities?, 21 - 24 May, Brno, Czech Republic;

            Youth subcultures and school: ‘informal’ and ‘formal’ learning processes (poster           presentation),

Pre-Conference of Junior Researchers of EARLI, 27-28 August,      Budapest, Hungary;



2008    Posztstrukturalista és marxista episztemológiák kihívása a pedagógiai gyakorlat és        elmélet számára,

VIII. Országos Neveléstudományi Konferencia, Budapest (National Conference of Educational Studies; title: Post-structuralist and Marxist epistemologies as challenges for educational sciences and practice).


2007    Ifjúsági kultúra – iskolai kultúra: pedagógiai etnográfia egy középiskolai osztályban,

VII. Országos Neveléstudományi Konferencia, Budapest (National Conference of Educational Studies; title: Youth culture – school culture: educational ethnography in a high school classroom) 





2012-              Member of the Administrative Councile of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe

2009-2010      Participant in the Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe 2009, Mallorca;

                       Member of the Organizing Committee of the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Education in Europe 2010, Budapest

2009               Study visit in Oslo, Norway (in the research project: Developing an Adaptive and Inclusive School Concept) (15 - 20  November 2010)

2007-2009      Member of the international project financed by EU Comenius Program: Teacher Intercultural Competences as Keystones for Learning in Europe                                               (participated in the workshops of the project in: Arnheim /The Netherlands/, Tallin /Estonia/, Lulea /Sweden/, Guebwiller /France/, Győr /Hungary/, Eger /Hungary/)

2008               Study visit (financed by Arion and CEDEFOP Study Visits Program) in  Leicester, Great Britain; the topic of the study visit was: Dealing with Diversity, Race Equality

                       and Community Cohesion in Leicester Schools, (15 -20  June 2008)




Organizing summer camps for children and formation camps for youth leaders (1993-2006)

Member of "Szimpozion” Association for LGBT Youth

Co-leader of the “Awareness raising about homosexuality” school program

Professional adviser and participant in a theatre education project with teachers and  high school students (Krétakör Association)