Angela Bennett

Hungary

My research focuses on how language contributes to national identity constructions in Hungary. I explore how Hungarians as new Europeans view their language, especially with regard to its distinctness from other languages. My other research interests include the connection between language ideology, politics and the European Union. I became interested in Eastern Europe as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, followed by a year teaching in Budapest through the Fulbright program. I received my BA in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and my MA from Northern Illinois University.