Biography: 
Kristóf Szombati is an Istvan Deak Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University in New York. He is a co-founder of the Hungarian Politics Can Be Different (LMP) party and was an elected member of its Steering Committee until 2010. He then left the party to finish his Ph.D. at Central European University (CEU) on the making of right-wing hegemony in Hungary. His book, The Revolt of the Provinces, the first in-depth ethnographic monograph on the New Right in Central and Eastern Europe, will be published by Berghahn Books in June 2018.