Ottó Gecser holds an MA in Sociology from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and an MA in Medieval Studies from CEU, where he has also earned his PhD (Medieval Studies, 2007). He is currently senior assistant professor (adjunktus) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at ELTE, and OTKA Research Fellow at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU. Previously he was Magyary Zoltán Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Philosophy and History of Science at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). His publications deal with a range of topics in cultural and religious history and historical sociology. His monograph based on his doctoral dissertation, The Feast and the Pulpit: Preachers, Sermons and the Cult of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1235–ca. 1500 has been published last year by the Centro Italiano di Studi Studi sull’Alto Medioevo in Spoleto. His current interest includes the interrelationship of science and religion in medieval and early modern interpretations of the plague.