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NAGY Erika

Nagy Erika
Great Plain Research Institute
Békéscsaba Department


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Nagy Erika

Place and date of birth : Gyoma, January 25th,1968

Marital status : married, one child


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Education and training

1991József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary — MSc in Geography and History
1998University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom — MA in Urban History
1999Hungarian Academy of Sciences — PhD in Geography
2015University of Szeged, Institute of Geography — Habilitation

Language skills

German (reads)
Russian (reads)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

1991—1994József Attila University, Dept. of Economic Geography, Szeged — Early Stage Research Fellow
1994—1998Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, West Hungarian Institute, Győr — Research Fellow
1999—University of Szeged — Lecturer
1999—Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Békéscsaba Department — senior research fellow

Scientific activity

1986—Hungarian Geographical Society, member
1996—Hungarian Economic Association, member
1996—ERSA, member
2000—European Network for Service Studies (RESER), member
2000—The Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member
2007—Cities After Transition Network (non-formal research network), member
2008—Urban studies reserach group/Committe for Social Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member
2013—RC21, member
2015—Economic geography reserahc group/ Committe for Social Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, chair
2016—Committe for Doctoral Training, Faculty of Sceinces and Infornmatics, University of Szeged, member
2016—Committe for the Geoscience Doctoral School, University of Szeged, member


1989NSSC, 1st place
1991NSSC, 3th place
1991—1994Scholarship granted by the Doctoral Council, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1993Award of the Doctoral Council, Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Young Scientists
1998National Strategic Programs Award for Young Scientists/ Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1998—2000Research Support Scheme Fellowship
1999Eötvös Scholarship/Ministry for Education, Magyar Állam
2004Eötvös Scholarship/Ministry for Education, Magyar Állam
2004—2006Bolyai János Research Scholarship
2008—2011Bolyai János Research Scholarship
2012Bolyai Award /Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2016Pro Geografia Award/Hungarian Geographical Society

Editorial Membership

1996—1998Tér és Társadalom (Space and Society), editor
2015Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, guest editor
2017European Spatial Research and Policy, guest editor

Research fields

urban geography (gentrification; urban land markets)
critical theory in economic geography
economic geography (consumption, producer services, retail, global production networks)
urban history
urban planning
research ethics

Trips abroad

1996—1997scholarship — United Kingdom
1999scholarship — Czech Republic
2005scholarship — Germany
2007scholarship — Poland
2011scholarship — Germany


Complete list of of publications and citations (MTMT Hungarian Scientific Bibliography)

Selected list of scientific publications

Nagy, E., Timár, J. 2017: The (re)production of periperality in Central and Eastern Europe. Foreword. European Spatial Research and Policy 24:(2) pp. 5-17.

Nagy, E., Nagy, G. , Dudás, G. 2016: The uneven transformation of consumption spaces and the rise of new marginalities in Hungary, Regional Statistics 6:(2) pp. 149-172.

Nagy, E. 2015: Discussing inequalities from the periphery. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 64:(3) pp. 167-170. (2015)

Nagy, E. 2014: Bargaining, learning and control: Production of consumption spaces in post-socialist context. Europa Regional 20 (2012):(1) pp. 42-54.

Nagy G, Nagy, E., Timár, J. 2012: The changing meaning of core–periphery relations of a non-metropolitan “urban region” at the Hungarian–Romanian border. DISP - The Planning Review 48:(2) pp. 93-105.

Nagy, E., Nagy, G. 2009: Changing spaces of knowledge-based business services in Hungary. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 58:(2) pp. 101-120.
Nagy E, 2009: Constructing and crossing boundaries in a new (?) Europe. European Spatial Research and Policy 16:(2) pp. 49-62.

Nagy, E. 2005: Urban development in post-transition Hungary: emerging social conflicts as constraints for a locality. Geographia Polonica 78:(1) pp. 23-37.

Nagy E 2005: Transition and polarisation: Advanced producer services in the emerging economies. Service Industries Journal 25:(2) pp. 229-251.

Nagy,  E. 2001: Winners and losers in the transformation of city centre retailing in East Central Europe. European Urban and regional Studies 8:(4) pp. 340-348.

Nagy E, 1999: Growth and urban differentiation on the urban periphery: a case study from Szeged Hungary. Geojournal, 46:(1) pp. 221-230.
Book chapters

Nagy E. 2017: New Consumption Spaces and Cross-border Mobilities. In: Hall D (szerk.)
Tourism and Geopolitics: Issues and Concepts from Central and Eastern Europe . 408 p.
Wallingford: CAB International, 2017. pp. 142-157

Pósfai Zs , Gál Z , Nagy E, 2017: Financialization and inequalities: The uneven development of the housing market on the eastern periphery of Europe. In: Fadda S , Tridico P (szerk.)
Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World . Abingdon; Oxon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. pp. 167-190..

Nagy, E., Timár, J., Nagy, G., Velkey, G. 2015: The Everyday Practices of the Reproduction of Peripherality and Marginality in Hungary. In: Lang T , Henn S , Sgibnev W, Ehrlich K (szerk.): Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization: Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 135-155.

Nagy, E, Timár, J. 2012: Urban restructuring in the grip of capital and politics: Gentrification in East-Central Europe. In: Csapó T, Balogh A (eds.): Development of the Settlement Network in the Central European Countries: Past, Present, and Future. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 121-135.

Boros, L., Mészáros, R., Nagy, E., Nagy, G., Pál, V. 2010: A globális gazdaság földrajzi dimenziói (The geography of the global economy) Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest (book)

Nagy, E. 2012: Verseny vagy kiegyenlítés? Az európai várospolitika neoliberális fordulata és a helyi tervezési-fejlesztési gyakorlatok „projektesítése” (Competition or equality? The neoliberal turn in the European urban policy and the ‘projectification’ of local practices). In: Pál, V. (ed): A társadalomföldrajz lokális és globális kérdései (The global and the local in social geographical discourses) Szeged: University of Szeged, pp. 54-67.

Nagy, E. 2009: Internal trade.  In: Kocsis K, Schweitzer F (eds.): Hungary in maps. Budapest: Geographical Research Institute Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2009. pp. 182-187.

Nagy E, 2007: Forces shaping urban peripheries: land market processes and urban planning in East Central Europe In: Kovács Csaba (ed.): From villages to cyberspace. Szeged: University of Szeged. pp. 385-400.

Nagy, E. 2005: Strategies of international investors in Hungary’s emerging retail market. In: Turnock D (ed): Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Development in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. pp. 267-290.

Nagy, E, Nagy, G., Kiss, J.P. 2003: Szeged: kihasználatlan tartalékok és részsikerek (Szeged: A wasteland of assets and opportunities?)  In:

Timár, J., Velkey, G. (eds.): Várossiker alföldi nézőpontból  (Urban development  -  as it is understood from periphery) Centre for Regional Studies and Centre for Social Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; pp. 120-162
Conference papers, lectures

Nagy, E. 2017: The invisible mechanisms of reproducing socio-spatial marginalities - An account of changing state agency in the European periphery. AAG Annual Meeting, Boston USA, 2017.04.05 -2017.04.09.

Nagy, E., Nagy, G. 2015: Deserted consumption landscapes or scenes of multiple strategies? Marginality and agency in rural spaces of ‘post-transition’ economies. Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2015. Oxford, UK, 2015. 08. 19-23.

Nagy, E. 2015: The rise of the regulatory state and production of uneven consumption landscapes in East and Central Europe. EUGEO Budapest 2015. 2015.08.30 -2015.09.02

Nagy, E., Nagy, G. 2015: Local strategies tackling peripherality in ECE frontiers: Revealing the relationships of the political and the economic in cross-border urban spaces. 6th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference; Charles University, Masaryk University, Czech Geographical Society, Prague, 2015.09. Link:

Nagy, E., Nagy, G. 2014: Global embedding as a response to socio-spatial marginality – Entrepreneurial strategies and the perceptions of well-being in the declining rural spaces of Hungary. IGU 2014. International Geographical Union Regional Conference: Kraków,  2014.08.19 -2014.08.22.

Nagy E, Nagy, G. 2013: The layers of dependence and the changing role of the state – conceptualising urban change in the East of Europe. RC21 Conference – Resourceful cities. Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, 2013.08.29-2013.08.30.

Nagy, E, Timár, J. 2010: Social deficits of revitalization: production of urban space in the „east” and in the „west” Regional Studies Association Conference, Pécs, Hungary,, 2010.05.24-2010.05.26.

Nagy G, Nagy, E. 2009: The economic hierarchy of Hungarian urban network as a basis of polycentric urban development policy in Hungary. In: Czapiewski K, Silka P (eds.): Networking in the European Regional and Local Space. Warsaw Regional Forum 2009, Warsaw, 2009.10.23-2009.10.24.