On September 19, REEES Visiting Fellow Aniko Szucs was featured on the premier episode of the Fletcher School’s new podcast, TwentyTwenty. The episode, entitled “Cracking Down in Lockdown,” explored how national leaders have leveraged lockdowns to consolidate their power: what tools they use, what defenses citizens have, and how this has played out in Hungary.
Dr. Aniko Szucs is a performance studies scholar, theatre historian, and dramaturg. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Performance Studies from New York University and Master’s degrees in English, Hungarian, and Communication Studies from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, as well as an M.F.A. in Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy from the University of Film and Theatre Arts, Budapest. Her research interests include political performance and surveillance, postcommunism, memory politics, and genealogies of dissidence and resistance in Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Szucs is a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at Yale for 2019-2021.