Zsuzsanna Reed is a medievalist, book historian, and literary scholar. She received MAs from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and Central European University, and a PhD in Medieval Studies in 2010 from the University of Leeds.
As a medievalist, she has taught courses in textual and manuscript studies, as well as medieval cartography, and supervised a number of MA theses. In addition, she has been supporting academic writing, thesis writing, and research methods in the departments of medieval studies, history and cultural heritage since 2014. She has authored monographs and articles, and edited numerous academic volumes in the field of medieval studies, and is currently also working in various publication projects in medieval history, archaeology and cultural heritage in Hungary. Her research focuses on various aspects of historiography and history writing, book history, textual transmission, and the textual and material aspects of knowledge transfer in the Middle Ages and Early Modern era, primarily working with sources in Latin and Middle English. Her special interests have taken her to garden and food history, as well as animals at the intersection of history, literature, and every day life. When not working on academic projects, you will find Zsuzsa either building or destroying something, she is passionate about modernism, architecture, and design, do not get her started.
Before teaching at the Central European University she worked at the Special Collections of the University Library, and later at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds, where she was responsible for organising general audience and academic events in connection with the collection and exhibitions. She is experienced in copywriting and editing texts on art and history for diverse audiences.
She has been involved in teaching research methods and supporting academic writing at the Cultural Heritage Studies Program from the beginning, and currently teaches in the thesis writing seminars for first and second year students.