|Prof. PhDr. Zuzana Beňušková, CSc.|
27 October 1960|
|Alma mater||Comenius University in Bratislava, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra|
|Fields||Ethnologist, ethnographer, social anthropologist|
Prof. PhDr. Zuzana Beňušková, CSc. (née Zuzana Wagnerová, born 27 October 1960) is a Slovak ethnologist, ethnographer, cultural and social anthropologist. She is a Professor of ethnology at University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Her fields of research are ethnic minorities, social relations, customs, cultural regions of Slovakia and history of ethnology.
Zuzana Beňušková was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is a child of a teacher and sociologist doc. PhDr. Vojtech Wagner, CSc. and PhDr. Irena Wagnerová, CSc., andragogist. She was dancer in Slovak traditional dance group Lúčnica.
Zuzana Beňušková graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava. She started to work at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology, devoting to rituals, religiosity, ethnic minorities and the town ethnology. Since 1996 she also teaches at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Constantine the Philosopher (UCP) in Nitra. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor and in 2013 a University Professor. She was the Head of the Department of Ethnology and Ethnomusicology at the UCP University from 2005 until 2011.
Projects and publications
Zuzana Beňušková is an author of over 80 journals and successful publication projects „The Traditional Culture of the Regions in Slovakia" (VEDA1998, 2005, DAJAMA 2010 under the title The Folk Culture), The Religiosity and Inter–Confession Relations in a Local Community/Religiozita a medzikonfesionálne vzťahy v lokálnom spoločenstve (ÚEt SAV 2004) and Tekovské Lužany : kultúrna a sociálna diverzita vidieckeho spoločenstva / Tekovské Lužany: cultural and social diversity of the rural community (UKF, Nitra 2011).
She was the editor of the journal Etnologické rozpravy (The Discussions on Ethnology) in 2002 –2003; she was the chairperson of the Slovak Society of Ethnology (Národopisná spoločnosť Slovenska) in 2002-2008. Since 2006 she is a member of the Organising Committee of Etnofilm Čadca film festival. She is a member of Slovak traditional dance group Seniorky Lúčnice.
Zuzana Beňušková has a son Matej.
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