She studied at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, graduating in 1976 as an ethnographer. She obtained her doctorate there, and in 2005 she became a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). Between 1978 and 2014, she was a lecturer at the Folklore Department of the Eötvös Loránd University BTK and the Doctoral School of Ethnography. For many years she worked as the head of the Department as well as the director of the institute.
Areas of research: historical habituation, cultural history, and ethnic contexts, history and general art theory framework of folk art, psychoanalytic anthropology.
One of the invited speakers on the topic of Folk Art at the conference.