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Balogh Péter
Central and North Hungarian Research Institute
Budapest Department


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Balogh Péter

Place and date of birth : Budapest, December 1st,1982

Marital status :


E-mail baloghp(at)

Education and training

2006Stockholm University — Degree of Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Human Geography
2007Uppsala University — Degree of Master of East European Studies
2014Stockholm University — Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, subject: Human Geography

Language skills

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

Places of work and employment

2008—2013Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, in cooperation with Stockholm University — Doctoral student
2010—2014Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University (part-time) — Teaching assistant
2014—2015Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — Marie Curie Experienced Researcher
2015Department of Social and Economic Geography, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest — Lecturer
2015CESCI European Institute of Cross-Border Studies, Esztergom, Hungary — Research fellow
2016—Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — Research fellow

Scientific activity

2009—American Association of Geographers, member

Research fields

Political geography, nationalism, critical geopolitics, border studies, centre-periphery relations


Full publication list and citations

Scientific publications
Balogh, P. & Pete, M. 2017, "Bridging the Gap: Cross-Border Integration in the Slovak-Hungarian Borderland around Štúrovo−Esztergom", Journal of Borderlands Studies, [in print]. 
Ocskay, G., Balogh, P. & Pete, M. (eds) 2016, Crossing the borders: Studies on cross-border cooperation within the Danube Region, Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives, Budapest. 
Balogh, P. 2015, "The Land of Storms and the region where the country's heart beats: changing images of peripherality in Hungary", Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 219-231. 
Balogh, P. 2015, "Changing patterns of city-hinterland relations in Central and East European borderlands: Szczecin on the edge of Poland and Germany" in Governance in Transition, eds. J. Buček & A. Ryder, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 174-194. 
Balogh, P. 2015, "Returning to Eurasia from the heart of Europe? Geographical metanarratives in Hungary and beyond" in Beyond Transition? Memory and Identity Narratives in Eastern and Central Europe, eds. B. Törnquist-Plewa, N. Bernsand & E. Narvselius, CFE Conference Papers Series No. 7, Lund University, Lund, pp. 191-208. 
Balogh, P. 2014, Perpetual borders: German-Polish cross-border contacts in the Szczecin area, Diss., Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. 
Balogh, P. 2014, "The Russian-Polish borderland: From physical towards mental borders?" in The New European Frontiers: Social and Spatial (Re)Integration Issues in Multicultural and Border Regions, eds. M. Bufon, J. Minghi & A. Paasi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 89-109. 
Balogh, P. 2013, "Sleeping abroad but working at home: Cross-border residential mobility between transnationalism and (re)bordering", Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, vol. 95, no. 2, pp. 189-204. 
Balogh, P. 2013, "The Outsider Advantage. Interviewing Planners and other Elites in the Polish-German Borderland", Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 101-108. 
Lundén, T. & Balogh, P. 2011, "Trans-Boundary Movements: The Case of the Polish-German Land Border" in Cultural Diversity as a Source of Integration and Alienation: Nations, Regions, Organizations, eds. O. Kozlova & A. Kołodziej-Durnaś, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin, pp. 33-47. 
Lundén, T., Mellbourn, A., von Wedel, J. & Balogh, P. 2009, "Szczecin. A Cross-Border Center of Conflict and Cooperation" in Conflict and Cooperation in Divided Cities, ed. J. Jańczak, Logos Verlag, Berlin, pp. 109-121. 
Balogh, P. 2007, "EU enlargement eastwards: A threat to European security?" in The future of Europe: A view from the Danube region, ed. Tarrósy, I. & Milford, S., Publikon books, Pécs, pp. 11-27. 
Balogh, P. 2006, "The integration of Romania and its neighbours into the EU: a threat to European security?", Eurolimes Journal of the Institute for Euroregional Studies "Jean Monnet" European Centre of Excellence, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 130-139. 
Book reviews
Balogh, P. 2016, "Haynes, A., Power, M.J., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Carr, J. (eds.): Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives", Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 437-439. 

Balogh, P. 2015, "Lang, T. et al. (eds.): Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization: Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond", Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 345-346. 

Some other recent publications

Balogh, P. 2016, Il referendum ungherese sulle quote dei rifugiati, October 1, Walking On The South, 

Balogh, P. 2016, The Hungarian Referendum on EU Migrant Quotas: FIDESZ´s popularity at stake, September 25, Baltic Worlds,