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Barnabas Balint

Scouloudi Fellow 2023-24

Barnabas Balint is a Doctoral candidate in History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. His multi-lingual research (in English, French and Hungarian) combines the history of childhood, gender, and identity to explore the lives of young Jews during the Holocaust. 

Barnabas's Research

Barnabas' PhD project focuses on the experiences of Jewish youth during the Holocaust in Hungary, under the supervision of Professor Zoe Waxman. During his PhD, he has been awarded the 2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, a 2022 European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Conny Kristel Fellowship at Yad Vashem, and a 2023-4 Scouloudi Fellowship at the Institute for Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He completed his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Exeter in 2019, where he was awarded the Jean Henderson Prize for the Finalist with Best Academic Performance in European History. His masters degree, at the University of Oxford, charted the history of the Jewish Scouts of France during the Holocaust and has been published in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He teaches on several papers for the undergraduate course at Oxford and holds Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He has also led multiple knowledge exchange projects, including conferences, events series, and interviews and writes widely for a public audience. Outside the academy, he has worked as a Communications Officer for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and sits on their Youth Forum.