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Timár Judit
Great Plain Research Institute
Békéscsaba Department


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Timár Judit

Place and date of birth : Gyoma, June 1st,1955

Marital status :


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Education and training

1978József Attila University, Szeged — Diploma: mathematics and geography teacher
1980József Attila University, Szeged — University Doctor degree in Geography
1995Hungarian Academy of Sciences — CSc (PhD) in Geography

Language skills

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

Places of work and employment

1978—1982Primary school, Pilisvörösvár — Teacher
1982—1984Geographical Research Institute, HAS Alföld Research Group, Békéscsaba — research fellow
1984—1995Center for Regional Studies, HAS, Alföld Institute, Békéscsaba Department, Békéscsaba — research fellow
1995—2000Center for Regional Studies, HAS, Alföld Institute, Békéscsaba Department, Békéscsaba — head of department
2000—Center for Regional Studies, HAS, Alföld Institute, Békéscsaba Department, Békéscsaba — senior research fellow

Teaching activities

1985—1989invited lecturer, Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College, Szeged
1991—1996invited lecturer, Kőrösi Csoma Sándor College, Békéscsaba
1994invited lecturer, Debrecen University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Water and Environmental Management, Szarvas
1995—invited lecturer, József Attila University (current University of Szeged) Faculty of Science and Informatics, Institute of Geography and Geology and Doctoral School of Earth Science

Scientific activity

1985—1990Society for Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge, Department of Békés County, Earth Science Faculty, board member
1986—1990Society for Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge, Department of Békéscsaba, board member
1993—Hungarian Sociological Society, member
1995—Hungarian Geographic Society, board member
1995—Hungarian Geographic Society, Department of Körösvidék, president
1997—2002Research Support Scheme Committee, Soros Foundation, Prague, member
1997—2004International Geographical Union, Gender and Geography Committee, appointed full member
1999—Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Committee of Geography, elected member
1999—2001Regional and Urban Physical Planning Council, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development, member
2002—International Group of Critical Geographers, member of Steering Committee
2003—Hungarian Regional Science Society, member
2004—2005Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development, National Rural Development Plan Monitoring Board, member
2005—2008Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Committee of Town Planning, member


1989Award of the Hungarian Geographic Society
1990—1991Soros Foundation Fellowship, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1990Junior Award of the Center for Regional Studies, HAS
2000Fulbright visiting research scholar fellowship, Davis, CA, USA
2004Visiting researcher fellowship, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Ireland
2005Pro Regio Award, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development
2017Honorary associate professor, University of Szeged

Editorial Membership

1986—1989Regional Research Support Series (CRS, HAS), member
1988—Alföldi Tanulmányok [Alföld Studies], editor
1992—Tér és Társadalom [Space and Society] (CRS, HAS), member of editorial board, from 2011: editor
1994—2010European Urban and Regional Studies (Sage), member of editorial advisory board, 2007−2010: editor
2001—2008"Bárka" journal, Editorial Board
2002—2004International E-Journal for Critical Geographies (Canada;, member of editorial advisory board
2004—2007“Feminisms in geography: space, place and environment” anthology (USA), member of editorial advisory board
2006—“Terepmunkák” (Fieldworks) book series (Ú.M.K. Jelenkutató Alapítvány), editorial board member
2006—2010Gender, Place and Culture (Routledege), editorial board member
2007—Földrajzi Közlemények (Geographical Proceedings), editorial board member
2012—Társadalomkutatás, member of editorial advisory board

Subjects taught

The social relations of gentrification and suburbanisation (József Attila University/University of Szeged)
The role of gender in spatial processes (József Attila University/University of Szeged)
Settlement policy and social studies; Economic geography (Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College)
Settlement policy and social studies (Kőrösi Csoma Sándor College)
Women and men in space and society (Kőrösi Csoma Sándor College)
Urbanisation (Kőrösi Csoma Sándor College)
Introduction into Hungarian Society (Kőrösi Csoma Sándor College)
Urban and rural sociology (Debrecen University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Water and Environmental Management, Szarvas)
Urbanisation (József Attila University/University of Szeged)
Radical, feminist geography (József Attila University/University of Szeged)
Introduction to geography (József Attila University/University of Szeged)

Research fields

Production of geographical thoughts, critical, feminist geography
Gender geography of post-socialist urban and rural spaces and places
Urbanisation, suburbanisation, gentrification, urban restructuring, social geography of urban-rural fringe and farmstead settlements
Urban-rural, interurban relations
Revitalisation, urban policy

Trips abroad

19887 universities (Delhi, Aligarh, Banaras, Madras, Bangalore, Poona) — India — India
1989University of Utrecht — Netherlands
1990—1991Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ — United States
2000University of California, Davis, CA — United States
2004NIRSA, Maynooth — Ireland
2009British Academy; Queen Mary, University of London; Royal Holloway University of London — United Kingdom


University of Utrecht, Utrecht — Netherlands
University of Madras, Madras — India
University of Sussex, Brighton — United Kingdom
University of California, Davis — United States
University of Akron, Akron — United States
University of Poona, Poona — India
Rutgers University, New Brunswick — United States
University of Lund, Lund — Sweden
University of Joensuu, Joensuu — Finland
Banaras Hindu University, Banaras — India
City University of New York, New York — United States
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona — Spain
University of Umeå, Umeå — Sweden
Hertford University, Hertford — United Kingdom
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh — India
University of Connecticut, Storrs — United States
Stockholm University, Stockholm — Sweden


Link to the publication list (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, MTMT database)

Selected publications

Urban restructuring in the grip of capital and politics.: Gentrification in East-Central Europe. In: Development of the Settlement Network in the Central European Countries: past, present, and future. (Eds.) Csapó T., Balogh A. Springer Verlag, Berlin; Heidelberg, 2012. pp. 121–135. (Co-author: Nagy E.)

Fighting for Recognition: Feminist geography in East-Central Europe. − Gender Place and Culture - The Journal of Feminist Geography. 2010. 17(6): 775–790. (Co-author: G Fekete É.)

Uneven Transformations: Space, Economy and Society 20 Years after the Collapse of State Socialism. − European Urban and Regional Studies. 2010. 17:(2): 115–125. (Co-author: Smith A.)

Communist and Post-Communist Geographies. In: The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, vol. 2. (Eds.) Kitchin R., Thrift, N. Elsevier, Oxford , 2009, pp 214–220.

Hinterland Development. In: The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, vol. 5. (Eds.) Kitchin R., Thrift, N. Elsevier, Oxford , 2009, pp 128–135. (Co-author: Kovács Z.)

Határkonstrukciók magyar–szerb vizsgálatok tükrében. (Border-constructions in Hungarian−Serb studies) Ed. by Timár J. MTA RKK ATI Békéscsabai Osztály, Békéscsaba, 2007.

Different scales of uneven development in a (no longer) post-socialist Hungary. – Treballs De La Societat Catalana De Geografia 2007. (64): 104–126.

Differences and Inequalities: the „Double Marginality” of East Central European Feminist Geography. − Documents D’anàlisi Geogràfica. 2007. (49): 73–98.
Gender Studies in the Gender-Blind Post-socialist Geographies of East-Central Europe. − Reuve Belge de Geographie. BELGEO 2007. (3): 349−369.
The Transformation of Social and Cultural Geography During the Transition Period (1989 to present time) in Hungary. A társadalom- és kulturális földrajz átalakulása Magyarországon az átmenet korszakában (1989-től napjainkig). − Social & Cultural Geography. 2006. 7 (4): 649–667.
Gender at the Border. Entrepreneurship in Rural Post-socialist Hungary. London: Ashgate, 2005. (Co-author: Momsen J H, Kukorelli Szörényiné I.)
Hungarian Spaces and Places: Patterns of Transition. Ed. by Barta Gy, G.Fekete É, Kukorelli Szörényiné I., Timár J. Pécs: Centre for Regional Studies. 2005.
Gendered urban policy-making; the role of geographical scale in women’s participation in Hungarian local governments. In: Gendered Cities. Identities, activities, networks. A life-course approach (Eds.) Cortesi G, Cristaldi F, Droogleever F. Societa Geografica Italiana, Rome, 2004. pp 227–243.
Applied Human Geography and Ethics from an East Central European Perspective. − Ethics, Place and Environment. 2004. 7 (3): 173–184. (Co-author: Enyedi, Gy.)
More than ’Anglo-American’, it is ’Western’: Hegemony in Geography from a Hungarian Perspective. – Geoforum. 2004. 35 (5): 533–538.
What Convergence between what Geographies in Europe? A Hungarian Perspective. − European Urban and Regional Studies. 2004. 11 (4): 371–375.
Female Representation in the Higher Education of Geography in Hungary. − Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 2004. 28 (1): 101–110. (Co-author: Jelenszkyné Fábián I.)
Várossiker alföldi nézőpontból. (Urban success from the point of view of the Great Hungarian Plain) Ed. by Timár J., Velkey G. Békéscsaba–Budapest: MTA RKK ATI, MTA Társadalomkutató Központ. 2003.
Lessons from Postsocialism: What’s Left for Emerging Critical Geography to Do in Hungary? – Antipode. 2003. 35 (1): 24–33.
’Reform or Revolution?’ Soft Critical Geography in Hungary, with Hard Issues. − Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2003. 21 (2): 154–160.
Területfejlesztés, rendszerváltás és az Alföld.(Regional planning, the change of regime and the Great Plain). Ed. by Csatári B., Timár J.Magyarország az ezredfordulón. Stratégiai tanulmányok a Magyar Tudományos Akadémián. IV. A területfejlesztési program tudományos megalapozása Budapest: MTA Társadalomkutató Központ. 2002.
Restructuring labour markets on the frontier of the European Union: Gendereduneven development in Hungary. In: Work, Employment and Transition: Restructuring livelihoods in post-communism. (Eds.) Rainnie, A., Smith, A., Swain, A. London and New York: Routledge. 2002. pp. 134–154.
The Uneven Development of Suburbanization during Transition in Hungary. − European Urban and Regional Studie.2001. (4): 349–360. (Co-author: Váradi M. M.)
Geographical aspects of changing conditions of women in post-socialist Hungary. In: Hungary Towards the 21st Century. – The Human Geography of Transition. (Ed.) Kovács Z. Budapest: Geographical Research Institute HAS, 2000. pp. 151–167. (Studies in Geography in Hungary, 31.)
Elméleti kérdések a szuburbanizációról. (Theoretical questions on suburbanization) − Földrajzi Értesítő. 1999. (1–2): 7–32.
The Changing Relationship between Village, Large-scale Farming and Enviroment Protection in Hungary in the Period of Social Transition In: Research Management. (Ed.) Singh, A.L., Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1999, pp 137–154.
Recent Changes and Governmental Problems in Urban-Rural Fringes in the Great Hungarian Plain In: Local Development and Public Administration in Transition (Eds.) Barlow M, Lengyel I, Welch R. Szeged: JATEPress.1998, pp 150-157.
The question marks of the relatively favourable rate of female unemployment in Hungary. In.: Windows on Hungarian Geography. (Eds.) Bassa L., Kertész L. Budapest: Geographical Research Institute HAS. 1998. pp.199–209. (Co-author: Velkey G.)
Changing Political System and Urban Restructuring in Hungary. − Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 1992. (5): 380–389. (Co-author: Beluszky P.)
The Main Features of Suburbanization in the Great Hungarian Plain. − Landscape and Urban Planning. (2-4) 1992. 177–187.