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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 balogh.peter(at)krtk.mta.hu

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 — Teaching assistant (part-time)
2014—2015Alföld Department, Institute for Regional Studies, CERS-HAS — 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—2017Transdanubian Department, Institute for Regional Studies, CERS-HAS — Research fellow
2018—Central and North Hungary Dept, Institute for Regional Studies, CERS-HAS — Research fellow

Scientific activity

2009—American Association of Geographers, member
2018—Association for the Study of Nationalities, member
2018—Magyar Regionális Tudományi Társaság, member
2018—Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, member
2019—Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies, member


2018—2021Bolyai János research stipend

Subjects taught

Human geography; Political geography (Stockholm University; ELTE; Milestone Institute)

Research fields

macro-regional narratives, spatial imaginaries, critical geopolitics, borders, peripherality


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

Selected list of scientific publications

Svensson, S. & Balogh, P. 2018, "Limits to integration: persisting border obstacles in the EU" in European Territorial Cooperation, ed. E. Medeiros, Springer, Cham, pp 115-134

Balogh, P. & Pete, M. 2018, "Bridging the Gap: Cross-Border Integration in the Slovak-Hungarian Borderland around Štúrovo−Esztergom", Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol. 33, no. 4, pp 605-622

Balogh, P. 2017, "The revival of 'Central Europe' among Hungarian political elites: its meaning and geopolitical implications", Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, vol. 66, no. 3, pp 191-202
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, 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