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Eötvös Loránd University

Vera Benczik Vera Benczik, PhD,
Senior Lecturer

Phone: +36 1 485 5200 / 4204
Office: 447
Office hours (2021/2022 Fall semester): Wednesday 14:00-15:30


Vera Benczik, PhD, is senior lecturer and deputy head of department at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, Department of American Studies. She studied English and Assyiriology at ELTE, and obtained her PhD in American Studies in 2011, with a dissertation on the journey motif in Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction. Her main research interests lie in science fiction, her current project concerns the use of space and place in post-apocalyptic sf. She is a founding member of EASPop, the popular culture research group at the School of English and American Studies at ELTE.

Research Grants and Awards, Visiting Professorships

  • Fulbright Research Scholarship, Notre Dame University (2017)
  • ESSE Research grant to Liverpool University (2013)
  • CEACS Conference grant (2011)

  • Research Areas

    Science fiction studies: the fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin; place and space in post-apocalyptic sf
    Margaret Atwood and Canadian women writers
    Theories of the fantastic in literature and culture
    Popular culture
    Gender studies


    For a full list of publications, complete with journal articles and book chapters see

    Courses in American Studies at ELTE

    For courses taught in American Studies at ELTE see the course catalogue of the School of English and American Studies.