Péter Krasztev (b. Budapest, 1965) is a social scientist, literary historian and translator, Associate Professor at Budapest Business School (Communication Department). He received his MA in philology (Slavonic Studies) in 1989 from ELTE University of Budapest, and PhD in comparative cultural studies in 1995 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He defended his habilitation thesis at department of East European History, ELTE. He has been working for nearly thirty years on different cultural and social issues related to Central and Eastern Europe, published three edited volumes, one monograph on Central-East European Literary Symbolism (1995) as well as a collection of studies on film, anthropology and literature (in Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian); he also directed several documentary films about social issues (ethnicity, migration, beliefs, social marginalisation etc.). He has carried out a number of 2-4 months anthropological fieldworks in Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia, and he speaks most of Central-East European languages (with exception of Albanian and Romanian). His academic articles have been translated into 15 European languages and he also published several translations, mostly novels form different Slavonic languages; his most recent co-edited volume in English, The Hungarian Patient. Social Opposition to an Illiberal Democracy was published by CEU Press in 2015.