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Czirfusz Márton
Central and North Hungarian Research Institute
Budapest Department


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Czirfusz Márton

Place and date of birth : Budapest, May 31st,1984

Marital status :


landline Centre +36 (1) 309-2684
E-mail czirfusz.marton(at)krtk.hu

Education and training

2007Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest — MSc in Geography
2012Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest — PhD (Earth Sciences)

Language skills

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

Places of work and employment

2007—2010Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Regional Science — PhD student
2008—2012Centre for Regional Studies HAS, Budapest Department — junior research fellow
2013—2020HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute for Regional Studies — research fellow
2021—KRTK Regionális Kutatások Intézete — külső munkatárs

Teaching activities

2007—2016external lecturer, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Regional Science; Eötvös József Collegium
2013—2014post-doc, University of Miskolc, Department of Human Geography
2016—2017senior lecturer, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Economic and Social Geography

Scientific activity

2009—Hungarian Geographical Society, member
2010—2011Regional Studies Association, member
2011—International Critical Geography Group, member
2012—Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section X, Committee on Social Geography, member
2013—Public Sociology Working Group 'Helyzet', member
2013—Collective for Critical Urban Research, member
2015—Scientific Council of the Ministry of Interior, Working Group of Public Works, tag
2018—Periféria Policy and Research Center, founding member
2019—Hungarian Sociological Association, member


2004—2006Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary
2005Excellent Student of the Faculty, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science
2005National Scientific Conference for Students, 1st place
2006Excellent Student of the Faculty, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science
2007Excellent Student of the Faculty, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science
2013—2014Magyary Zoltán Post-Doctoral Fellowship
2015National Excellence Award
2016Young Scientists' Best Publication Award, Hungarian Geographical Society
2016Junior Scientists' Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
2019Ferenc Erdei Award, Hungarian Sociological Association
2022Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér-díj

Editorial Membership

2011—Tér és Társadalom
2015—European Spatial Research and Policy
2016—Economics and Management

Subjects taught

Global economic geography (Eötvös Loránd University)
Humangeographie Ost- und Südosteuropas (Human geography of Eastern and Southeastern Europe) (Eötvös Loránd University)
Economic geography (lecture and seminar) (Eötvös Loránd University)
Economic geography I-II. (University of Miskolc)
Facultative courses on different topics in human geography (Eötvös József Collegium)
Critical urban studies (College for Advanced Studies in Social Theory, Corvinus University of Budapest)

Research fields

labour geography
theoretical questions in economic geography
critical urban studies

Trips abroad

2006Universität Potsdam, Institut für Geographie (Erasmus studies) — Germany
2009Universität Heidelberg, Geographisches Institut — Germany
20126th Summer Institute in Economic Geography — Switzerland
2015Open Days Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy — Belgium


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

Selected list of scientific publications

Pósfai, Zsuzsanna – Jelinek, Csaba – Czirfusz, Márton (eds., 2018): Éves jelentés a lakhatási szegénységről 2018 [Annual report on housing poverty in Hungary 2018]. Budapest: Habitat for Humanity Magyarország. English summary

Czirfusz, Márton – Gagyi, Ágnes – Gerőcs, Tamás – Jelinek, Csaba – Meszmann T., Tibor – Pósfai, Zsuzsanna (2018): Labour, financialisation of housing and the rescaling state in Hungarian second-tier cities. In: Braun, Braun – Dannenberg, Peter – Fuchs, Martina – Revilla Diez, Javier (eds.): Fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography Book of Abstracts. Cologne: University of Cologne. 61-62.

Czirfusz, Márton (2017): Lampland, M.: The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin. 3. 265–268.

Czirfusz, Márton (2017): Creativity and culture in reproducing uneven development across Central and Eastern Europe. In: Lux, Gábor, Horváth, Gyula (eds.): The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe. London; New York: Routledge. 106-119.

Czirfusz, Márton (2016): Do we need a re-theorization of global urbanism from Eastern Europe? In: International Conference From CONTESTED_CITIES to Global Urban Justice. Madrid: Grupo de Estudios Urbanos y Teoría Social, Paper WPCC-161005. 14 pages.

Czirfusz, Márton (2015): Making the space-economy of socialist Hungary: The significance of the division of labor. Hungarian Cultural Studies. 8. 105–123.

Czirfusz, Márton (2015): Spatial inequalities of public works employment. In: Fazekas, Károly – Varga, Júlia (eds.): The Hungarian Labour Market, 2015. Budapest: Institute of Economics, MTA KRTK. 128–143.

Czirfusz, Márton – Horváth, Vera – Jelinek, Csaba – Pósfai, Zsuzsanna – Szabó, Linda (2015): Gentrification and Rescaling Urban Governance in Budapest-Józsefváros. Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics. 4. 55–77.

Czirfusz, Márton (2014): The borders of national economy - critical theory and notions of economic policy. In: Bottlik, Zsolt (ed.) Cross-Border Review: Yearbook. Esztergom; Budapest: European Institute of Cross-Border Studies, Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives. 109–118.

Czirfusz, Márton (2013): Landschaften der Arbeit im Postsozialismus: Narrative einer Kunstausstellung. [Landscapes of labour in post-socialism: narratives of an exhibition.] In: Erdbrügger, Torsten – Nagelschmidt, Ilse – Probst, Inga (Hrsg.) Omnia vincit labor? Narrative der Arbeit – Arbeitskulturen in medialer Reflexion. [Omnia vincit labor? Narratives of labour and labour cultures in media reflection.] Berlin: Frank und Timme. 323–338.

Czirfusz, Márton (2011): Understanding geographies of post-socialist economies: invoking the arts. In: Erőss, Á., Karácsonyi, D. (eds.): Geography in Visegrad and neighbour countries: regional socio-economic processes in Central and Eastern Europe – 20 years in transition and 2 years in global economic crisis. Geographical Research Institute of HAS, Budapest. 19–31.

Barta, Györgyi – Czirfusz, Márton – Kukely, György (2008): Re-industrialization in the World and in Hungary. European Spatial Research and Policy. 2. 5–26.

Barta, Györgyi – Beluszky, Pál – Czirfusz, Márton – Győri, Róbert – Kukely, György (2006): Rehabilitating the Brownfield Zones of Budapest. Discussion Papers of the CRS HAS. 51.