Balázs Trencsényi is Professor at the History Department of the Central European University.
Dr Trencsényi has been closely related to CAS Sofia for the last ten years. He is a founding member of the research group on Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe (1775-1945), supported by the Prince Bernhard Foundation (the Netherlands), and hosted by CAS Sofia (2001-2004). He has been awarded a CAS Associate Fellowship the under the NEXUS Project for his research on “The Conceptualization of Collective Identity and the National Character-Discourses in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary in the Interwar Period”.
In the period of 2004-2005, he was Project Fellow at CAS, studying the Romanian debate on the national character in the nineteenth century. Dr. Trencsényi is a recipient of the European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Grant as Principal Investigator of the project, “Negotiating Modernity: History of Modern Political Thought in East-Central Europe ,” over a period of five years, hosted by CAS Sofia in cooperation with CEU. Jointly with Prof. Diana Mishkova, he is convener of the project “European Regions and Boundaries. A Conceptual History ” (2012-2013), hosted by the CAS Sofia.