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Istvan Tarrosy

Istvan Tarrosy

Istvan Tarrosy is a full university professor with habilitation at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Pecs in Hungary. He is also director of the country’s only Africa Research Centre in Pecs.

His Political Science PhD research was focused on the development of the Tanzanian state in a regional context, also in light of Afro-Asian dynamics. Additionally, he also holds master’s degrees in English linguistics and teaching English as a foreign language, as well as Physics from Janus Pannonius University and the University of Pecs, with an exchange year at the University of Leicester, UK. He was Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2018-21), Fulbright Visiting Professor and Hungarian Eötvös Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies of the University of Florida, USA in 2013-14, and Japan Foundation Intellectual Fellow at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan at the end of 2010. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Journal of African Studies (Afrika Tanulmányok). He has a wide network of teaching and research projects and commitments in the U.S., the PR China, Japan, the UK, Poland and across Europe, as well as Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana.

Main academic/research interest:

•             African Politics, African Studies

•             Global African Migrations, Diaspora

•             Geopolitics, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy

•             Afro-Asian Relations

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.): and

Hobbies: Hiking, running, reading, DJ performance, spending time with family and poodle Tofi, but in general travelling and understanding intercultural relations, encounters

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: in my garden or in the kitchen.