Marina Bán is from Budapest, Hungary. She holds a BA in History from Eötvös Loránd University (2010-2014) and an MA in Human Rights from Central European University (both in Budapest, Hungary) (2014-2015). Previously, she worked for different human rights NGOs in Budapest (Hatter Society for LGBT People and Amnesty International Hungary), mostly dealing with preparing and translating research materials, fundraising and human rights education. She speaks native Hungarian, fluent English and conversational French. Her research interests include European history (especially Hungary during and after the communist era), LGBT rights and freedom of expression.
Since September 2016, Marina is a PhD Candidate at the Asser Institute. She is working on her PhD entitled ‘The Legal Governance of Historical Memory in Europe: Perspectives from France and Hungary’, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Janne Nijman and Dr. Ulad Belavusau. Her research is part of the research project ‘Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives (MELA)’, organised with the financial support of a grant from HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).