Doc. Mgr. Katarína ŽEŇUCHOVÁ, PhD. (1975)
Senior Research Fellow
Katarína Žeňuchová is interested in the research of a folk prose in the Carpathian area with a special regard to the Eastern Slovakia and Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. She focuses on a historical-comparative linguistic and folkloristic research of the folk prose collections which originated as a product of dialectological research (Cambel, Houdek, Mišík, Hnaťuk, Sreznevskij, Holovackyj, Broch, Paňkevyč and others) of national and foreign researchers between the 19th and 20th. In 2006-2008, she was a leader of the VEGA grant project Folk prose in Eastern Slovakia in the period of constituting of professional scientific disciplines - folklore, linguistics, historiography and literary studies; in 2009-2012, she was leading the VEGA grant project To the Sources of Slovak Folk Prose – Samuel Cambel´s manuscript collection. Since 2013, she has been leading the VEGA grant project Folk Prose in Cyrillic manuscript miscellanies of 18th-19th centuries and collaborates on a solution of other national and international research projects.
She is a member of the international commission for Slavic folklore at the International Committee of Slavists, a member of an editorial board and an executive editor of a bulletin of this committee entitled Slavistická folkloristika. She has been also a member of the Slovak Ethnological Society at SAS since 2008. Katarína Žeňuchová functions as an executive editor of the journal Slavica Slovaca. In 2007 – 2011, she was externally lecturing and leading seminars of Slovak language at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno. Since summer semester of the academic year 2012/2013, she has been lecturing and leading seminars as an external member of the Department of Ethnology and Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Arts of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. Since academic year 2015/2016, she is the head of Department of Slovak Language and Literature at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. She was awarded the scientific-pedagogical title of docent in the field of 2.1.28 Slavic languages and literatures after a successful habilitation procedure by the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Arts of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra on October 13, 2016.
SAS Award in the valuation of young researchers for the scientific research work (for the year 2010) – Awarded for the publication Samuel Cambel at the Intersection of Disciplines. The Antiquarian Works of Samuel Cambel in the Context of Folk Prose Research in Slovakia (Bratislava – Martin: 2009).
Award of the Slovak Ethnological Society at SAS in the category of publication for the year 2009 for the book Samuel Cambel at the intersection of disciplines. (Detva 2011)