Graduate Student Bios

Isaac is a third-year doctoral student specializing in modern European history. His research interests involve consumerism, marketization, migration, and politics in twentieth-century Central Europe, particularly in Hungary. His current work looks at market transitions in Eastern Europe in the 1980s-1990s and the role Chinese migrants played in establishing informal markets in Budapest. He has previously worked on the development of Hungarian national identity through history textbooks during the early nineteenth century. Isaac received his BA in History from University of Chicago (2018).