Gyöngyi Heltai (PhD) is a theatre historian and currently a Hungarian Visiting Professor at the Department of Drama of the University of Alberta. Heltai graduated from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) where she studied Hungarian and Russian Literature and Cultural Anthropology. Heltai defended her PhD thesis entitled Usages de l’opérette pendant la période socialiste en Hongrie (1949–1968) in 2006 at Laval University (Québec, Canada). Between 2006 and 2017 she been teaching at the Atelier Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography of the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). Her primary teaching and research areas are: Hungarian Theatre History, History of Hungarian Popular Culture (operetta), Culture of the Socialist Era and Intangible Cultural Heritage.