Dr. Orsolya Kolozsvari
Assistant Professor of SociologyDepartment of Social Sciences
Home Country of Hungary
What is your major field of research and your role at CCGA?
- Assistant Professor of Sociology, teaching Intro to Sociology and upper-level sociology courses. Also teaching in the American Studies Program. Advisor of the International Association student club. Research interests: gender, marriage, and families, long-distance relationships, immigration, qualitative research.
What inspired you to enter your field?
- My professors both in Hungary and the United States, my interest in human behavior and various cultures, and my international exchange program experience in Minnesota.
What do you enjoy most about your current position?
- Teaching and advising the International Association.
What has been your most memorable moment at CCGA so far?
- Breakthroughs in teaching, engaged classroom discussions, classes when students really get it, when I am especially able to expand their horizons, and when they expand mine with brilliant insights.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishments, personally and professionally?
- Completing a Ph.D. in the United States, far from my homeland, in a language that is not my native tongue, working and making a life for myself in this country.
What advice do you have for international students interested in attending CCGA?
- Prepare for a life-changing experience, prepare to learn and grow in ways you might have never imagined, make friends both with other international students and American students, make the most of your experience, study hard, have fun, cherish each moment here, and join the International Association.
How does your work raise awareness of global perspectives?
- My teaching exposes students to global perspectives every day through my lectures, in-class videos, and so on. My role as advisor of the International Association contributes to spreading global awareness on campus through our meetings and events. The service-learning study-abroad Maymester course in Hungary that I am preparing will also enhance global perspectives, especially for the students participating, but also for the CCGA community as a whole, as they see the possibilities and results of study-abroad courses.