Fehervary-author-photo-2013-Version-3-croppedI am a socio-cultural anthropologist. My theoretical interests center on materiality and semiotics, with an empirical focus on consumer culture, aesthetics, architecture and home decor, popular culture and the body. Questions of political economy and historical transformation motivate my work. My fieldwork has focused primarily on state-socialist and post-socialist eastern Europe (especially Hungary), but I have also carried out ethnographic research in the United States.

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, Anthropology, 2005

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Faculty Associate and former acting director (2015-2016 AY)
Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Faculty Associate
Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

PHOTOS of renovated Socialist Modern buildings and post-socialist Organicist styles in Hungary, 2013