Staff of the Research Institute

Head of Institute:

Position: head of Institute

Academic degree: Doctor of Military and Historical Sciences

Research field: Modern and recent history of Africa, migration and the Middle East, as well as peacekeeping, military logistics, Hungarian peacekeeping operations in Africa, with special regard to Western Sahara. In addition, comparisons of political cultures, political communication and intercultural communication, the institution of child soldiers, DDR programs in Africa, terrorism, and Christian-Muslim opposition on the continent. Leader of the Research Group on Peacekeeping, Terrorism, African Conflicts  Head of institutional research group on Peacekeeping, Terrorism, African Conflicts.

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_JanosBesenyo.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10026705

Senior Researchers:

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of International Relations

Research field: Security and Defence, Peace and Security African Architecture, Military Cooperation in the Lusophone Countries, Maritime Security. 

E-mail: bernardino.lmb@mail.exercito.pt

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8HqlnwsAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao

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Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

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MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10022590

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

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E-mail: simonacorlan1@yahoo.com

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Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Candidate of Economics

Research field: agricultural development opportunities, food security – especially in tropical and subtropical countries.

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Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Literary and Cultural Sciences

Research field: African studies: general African studies, comparative linguistics (Arabic, African languages), literary and cultural studies (Arabic and African), intercultural communication, migration research, religious studies (Islam, African religions) head of institutional research group on Intercultural Research in Africa

E-mail: karman.marianna@uni-obuda.hu

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MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10071449

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Research field: Defence industrial dynamics, arms control, defence policy and intelligence management.

E-mail: mosesk@sun.ac.za

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV-Moses_Khanyile.pdf

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7900-8424

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Research field: Africa research: north Africa, Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa, socio-political destabilisation, revolutions, forecasting. Research in the Middle East, Yemen: political demography, mathematical models of social development and dynamics. World system, grand history, scientific theory of cultural development, global databases of nations and cultures, quantitative, cross-cultural and cross-national research, political anthropology, kinship, clan structures, religion.

E-mail: akorotayev@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Andrej_Korotayev.pdf

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3014-203

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Research field: Contemporary African history, with a special focus on Western Sahara.

E-mail: jesus.martinez@ulpgc.es

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Jesus_Maria_Martinez_Milan.pdf

Publications: https://accedacris.ulpgc.es/cris/rp/rp01027

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Research field: The history of the Cold War in Africa. History of African-Soviet encounters, race in the Cold War. The history of black radicalism.

E-mail: matusema@shu.edu

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Maxim-Matusevich.pdf

Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maxim-Matusevich

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Management and Organizational Sciences

Research field: The impact of globalisation processes on the transformation of centre-periphery relations: focus on African economies. Growth prospects for sub-Saharan Africa at the beginning of the third millennium.

E-mail: pasztor.szabolcs@uni-nke.hu

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MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10037379

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Research field: regime change and crime, transnational organised crime, cross-border criminal groups, international judicial and law enforcement cooperation, illegal immigration and asylum, extremist political group activity, minorities and crime, metropolitan crime and crime prevention, criminal groups in prison, international political terrorism.

E-mail: poczik.szilveszter@gmail.com

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MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10044098

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

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E-mail: irakoczi@gmail.com

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MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10008885

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of International Studies

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E-mail: scott.n.romaniuk@gmail.com

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Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/search/publication?q=scott+n+romaniuk

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Law

Research field: Head of the Western Sahara institutional research group.

E-mail: carlos.ruiz@usc.es

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Publication: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TxDosgUAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Political Sciences

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E-mail: solomonh@ufs.ac.za

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Publications: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=0&q=hussein+solomon&hl=hu&as_sdt=0,5

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Political and Historical sciences

Research field: CFSP and CSDP; EU foreign, security and defense policy, European defense industry. WEU and ESDP/CSDP activities in the Balkans, Balkan crises, Albania. CSDP’s African missions, the EU’s African policy, the African Union, French foreign policy, French African policy. Sub-Saharan Africa. European integration history, integration treaties.

E-mail: turkeandras@gmail.com

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MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10045125

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

Research field: Issues of defence, security and international relations, as well as the contemporary and recent history of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid operations. The global south.

E-mail: vogel.david@uni-obuda.hu

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_David_Vogel.pdf

MTMT link : https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10050370

Position: senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Geography

Research field: Theoretical axes: social anthropology, cultural sociology, human geography, international relations. Thematic areas: black Africa, African cartography, African geography. Cartography, geopolitics, environment, water resources, solid waste, global order, topology, religious environmental education, gastronomy.

E-mail: mw@mw.pro.br

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Mauricio_Waldman.pdf

Publication: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=hu&user=vNnauzcAAAAJ

Researchers:

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Research field: Modern and contemporary history of the Arab world, Africa, Central Europe, Jewish emigration. Relations between Hungary, Italy and the Arab states, terrorism, Arab-Israeli wars and conflicts, revolutions. Water crises.

E-mail: Abdallah.alnagggar@gmail.com

CV: CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Abdallah_Abdel_Ati_Al_Naggar.pdf

Publications: https://m2.mtmt.hu/api/publication?format=html&labelLang=hun&sort=publishedYear,desc&cond=authors;eq;10044144

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Security Policy Sciences

Research field: Analysis of security issues in the Middle East and Africa, in particular those that may have an impact on the European geographical area (terrorism, extremism, radicalisation, insurgency, inter- and intra-state conflicts, humanitarian crises, proxy war, hybrid war, migration, cross-border organised crime).

E-mail: atanasiu.mirela@unap.ro

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV-_Mirela_Atanasiu.pdf

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ttGrnOoAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

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E-mail: tsceh@yahoo.de

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MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10036092

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Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

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Position: researcher

Academic degree: military engineering sciences

Research field: Terrorizmus, nemzetbiztonság, terrorista tevékenység az interneten, Dark Web.

E-mail: gulyas.attila@phd.uni-obuda.hu

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Attila_Gulyas.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10074524

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Law

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E-mail: carolina@uma.es

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=u51sVHUAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao

Position: Head of the Sustainable Africa Institutional Researchgroup

Academic degree: Doctor of Business and Management Sciences

Research field: Research on factors affecting food and nutrition safety and security – with a particular focus on food and water security in Africa. Explore international development opportunities in agricultural technologies, food trade and agricultural education to achieve food security.

E-mail: petergergojuhasz@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Peter_Gergo_Juhasz.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10059556

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

Research field: Intercultural communication, cultural models, multiculturalism, resilience, climate change, trafficking in human beings, sexual exploitation, natural disasters, security science, study of international conventions on child protection, rights of minor refugees, humanitarian aid

E-mail: kirzsborg@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/CV_Krisztina_Kallai.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=10058677

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Political Sciences

Research field: Politics, governance, regional integration, security and peacekeeping, conflict, terrorism and international relations. Africa, Middle East.

E-mail: madibiramu@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Mady_Ibrahim_Kante.pdf

Publications: https://www.observatoire-boutros-ghali.org/2022/09/dr-mady-ibrahim-kante/

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Security Sciences

Research field: Security sciences and intelligence. Africa.

E-mail: kozeracyprian@gmail.com

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Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cyprian-Kozera

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Research field: African history, African radical movements.

E-mail: adama_hu@yahoo.co.uk

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Adam_Mayer.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=10045319

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Security Sciences, Conflicts and Human Rights

Research field: Human rights, humanitarian law, peacekeeping. Western Sahara, protection of human rights, international relations and the situation in the North African region.

E-mail: Mn380@exeter.ac.uk

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_Meriem_Naili.pdf

Publication: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meriem-Naili

Position: junior researcher

Research field: History of the German colonization of Africa. Decolonization. German history. History of the Southern Africa. Apartheid. Racism in history. Germany’s international relations. Namibian history, Namibia’s international relations. History of the African socialism, international organizations and institutions. Institutional ecomony.

E-mail: palfilaszlo22@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_Laszlo_Palfi.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=10060121

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Security Sciences

Research field: Security landscape in Middle Eastern and African countries, psycho-social determinants of violent extremism and terrorism, cognitive security.

E-mail: polonia.research@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_Marek_Pardyak.pdf

Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marek-Pardyak

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Literary, Hitorical and Religious Studies

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E-mail: l.f.muller@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Louise-Muller-2

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

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E-mail: blazej.poplawski@gmail.com

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h7dcDQYAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

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E-mail: driesputter@gmail.com

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Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Security Sciences

Research field: Developing security and justice. Security sector reform, African peacekeeping. Armies of Africa and the former Soviet Union. Research, analysis, reporting, especially in conflict-affected regions. Defence reform, defence sector reform, defence change management. Peacekeeping field operations, including analysis, programme management and logistics. Military organisations, in particular Western, former Soviet and African organisations.

E-mail: Colinrobinson1@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Colin_Robinson.pdf

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=7xGxa1oAAAAJ

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Engineering

Research field: Humanitarian aid, individual and community resilience, psychosocial assistance, international disaster relief, disaster management, emergency planning, disaster risk reduction, population preparedness, standardized disaster response systems, emergency needs assessment.

E-mail: brigitta.safar@voroskereszt.hu

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MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10063530

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Regional Sciences

Research field: Tourism security. Relationship between terrorism and tourism. Tourism risk perception and risk behaviour. Migration, political communication and intercultural communication. Artificial intelligence.

E-mail:hanna.solyomfi@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Solyomfi_Andrea_Hanna.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=10059900

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Political Science and Law Safety and Security Science

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E-mail: bela@hbaid.org

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Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

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Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Economics

Research field: security sciences.

E-mail: zoltantiba@gmail.com

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MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10022432

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Military Science

Research field: Water conflicts in Africa, security implications of climate change in Africa. Migration and its security implications, terrorism in Africa and Europe. Contemporary and modern history of Africa. Intercultural communication.

E-mail: treszkai.akos@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Akos_Treszkai.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10074915

Position: researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of Historical Sciences

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E-mail: strnovec355@gmail.com

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5TB1mOYAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao

Experts:

Position: Expert

Research field: Security sector reform, interim governments, terrorism and violent extremism, peace support operations, gender-based violence, peace and security, private security, crisis and humanitarian operations, army and mercenaries, land and maritime crime relations.

E-mail: alexcannalexcann@yahoo.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_Colonel_Alex_Cann.pdf

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Position: expert

Research field: Law enforcement education and training, peacekeeping operations in Angola, security aspects of humanitarian operations, terrorism.

E-mail: shorvath.sec@gmail.com

CV: PDF ikon CV HU

Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/search/publication?q=horv%C3%A1th+s%C3%A1ndor

Positions: expert

Research field: Conducting studies in the field of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, discussing them widely and testing them in a feasibility project. Participation in the development and implementation of the “Reduction of Community Violence” program. Develop and implement pilot projects with Civil and Non-Governmental Partners and other UN specialized agencies in Haiti and Sudan.

E-mail: hefi1956@gmail.com

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E-mail: wolfgangpusztai@ncuslr.org

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Position: junior researcher

Research field: African history, peace studies. Security and political sciences. Nationalism and nation building, international politics.

E-mail: cekpo34@yahoo.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Charles_Ekpo.pdf

Publications: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Charles_Ekpo.pdf

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MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=10037315

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E-mail: eva.hegedus@gmail.com

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Position: junior researcher

Researh field: Peace and Conflict Sciences. The role of religion in conflicts. Women in politics. Refugee cases and Humanitarian Studies.

E-mail: Mmaphutifelicia@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CV_Mmaphuti_Felicia_Langa.pdf

Publications: https://johannesburg.academia.edu/mmaphutilanga

Position: junior researcher

Research field: China’s presence and the influence of its military industry in Africa.

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=hu&user=VnKNC3EAAAAJ

Position: junior researcher

Research field: Western Sahara conflict. Subjectivity and Religious Morality in the Middle East and North Africa. Refugees and forced migration, student migration. Borders, youth perspectives and future. Humanitarian assistance.

E-mail: ritamreis@edu.ulisboa.pt

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Position: junior researcher

Research field: Contemporary and recent history of Africa, peacekeeping, African terrorist organizations with special emphasis on al-Shabaab in Somalia, African intelligence studies, suicide terrorism in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and Cold War propaganda.

E-mail: sinko.gabor@phd.uni-obuda.hu

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Gabor_Sinko.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10074774

Position: junior researcher

Research field: History of the Africa and the Middle-East, the history and security politics of Africa, conflicts in Africa, the Darfur conflict, the Mali Conflict, the 1963 Sand War between Algeria and Morocco.

E-mail: zsolt.sza86@gmail.com

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Zsolt_Szabo-1.pdf

Publications: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10026705

Position: junior researcher

Research field: Education policy and food security in Malawi. Teacher training at the primary level in Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly in Malawi and its impact on food security.

E-mail: szeremley.csaba@uni-obuda.hu

CV: https://bdi.uni-obuda.hu/aki/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CV_Csaba_Szeremley-1.pdf

MTMT link: https://m2.mtmt.hu/gui2/?type=authors&mode=browse&sel=authors10026705

Visiting Senior Researchers:

Position: visiting senior researcher

Academic degree: PhD in History

Research field: African history after the 19th century in the tradition of the Ibadan School. History of Latin America and the United States. Atlantic history, diaspora and migration, empire and globalization, international relations, religion and culture.

E-mail: toyin.falola@mail.utexas.edu

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Publications: https://toyinfalolanetwork.org/publications/

Position: visiting senior researcher

Academic degree: Doctor of International Relations

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Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lUti3TUAAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao