Stephen Pogany Bio

I am a writer, journalist and political commentator mostly based in Budapest, Hungary. I am Professor Emeritus in the School of Law, University of Warwick and taught courses on  human and minority rights at the Central European University in Budapest for ten years. I have written extensively about the Roma of the CEE region, constitutional transition in post-Communist societies, minority rights, anti-Semitism and historical memory. I am regular contributor to various publications, including Social Europe. My articles for Social Europe can be found at: My books include: Modern Times: The Biography of a Hungarian-Jewish Family (Brandram, 2021), The Roma Cafe: Human Rights and the Plight of the Romani People (Pluto, 2004), Righting Wrongs in Eastern Europe (Manchester University Press, 1997) and, as editor, Human Rights in Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar, 1995). Three recent  chapters I have contributed to edited books are available at <;. Of these, the one that has attracted the most viewings is: “Multiculturalism and Propaganda: Depictions of Romanians and Jews in the Fiction of Albert Wass”. I am currently working on a book about Albert Wass which I hope to complete in 2023.