dr Ágnes Erőss

Post-Doc – Department of Regional Studies

Ágnes Erőss graduated in History and Geography from the Eötvös Loránd University where she earned her PhD in Geography  in 2018. Her research interest includes the spatial representation of memory and the politics of commemoration, with special regard to the symbolic politics, space appropriation strategies and heritage management in ethnically-culturally diverse, contested urban settings in Central and Eastern Europe.

Besides, she is interested in the multiethnic borderlands in CEE in the context of transnational migration and kin-state politics. She has been exploring how those influence cross-border migratory processes, family and individual livelihood strategies and impact ethnic boundary making and self-identification. She analysis the gender aspect of transnational migration and the ‘left-behind’/immobile local communities in Transcarpathia, Western Ukraine.


  • urban geography,
  • ethnic geography,
  • political geography,
  • transnational migration
  • Erőss, Á., Váradi M. M., Wastl-Walter, D. (2020): Cross-border migration and gender boundaries in Central Eastern Europe – female perspectives. Migration Letters, 17. 4. 499-509

  • Erőss, Á. (2020): Geografia (przeciw)pomnika: rola przestrzeni i przestrzenności w miejscu pamięci = The geography of a (counter)memorial: exploring the role of space and spatiality in a memorial site. In: Smolińska, M., Domanowska, E. (eds.): Anty-pomnik : nietradycyjne formy upamiętniania = Anti-monument : non-traditional forms of commemoration. Orońsko: Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku. 119-128, 329-338

  • Erőss, Á (2017): Politics of street names and the reinvention of local heritage in the contested urban space of Oradea. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 66.4. 353-367.

  • Tátrai, P., Erőss, Á., Kovály, K. (2017): Kin-state politics stirred by a geopolitical conflict: Hungary’s growing activity in post-Euromaidan Transcarpathia, Ukraine. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 66. 3. 203-218.

  • Erőss, Á. (2016): “In memory of victims”: Monument and counter-monument in Liberty Square, Budapest. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin. 65. 3. 237-254.

  • Erőss, Á ; Tátrai, P. (2016): When reality meets power-rhetoric. Power, mapping and practice in contested spaces: the case of Cyprus and Karabakh. Documenti Geografici. 2016/1. 1-30.

  • Erőss, A ; Váradi, MM. (2013): „Kulturell sind wir Ungarn, in der Mentalität Serben“ – ungarische Migranten aus der Vojvodina und die Jugopartys. Klagenfurter Geographische Schriften. 78-95.

  • Erőss, Á., Filep, B., Kocsis, K., Tátrai, P. (2011): On linkages and barriers : the dynamics of neighbourhood along the state borders of Hungary since EU enlargement In: Armbruster, H; Meinhof, U.H.): Negotiating multicultural Europe: borders, networks, neighbourhoods Houndmills in Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 69-93.

      • The impact of Brexit for the migration from the V4 countries – migrant strategies (2019-2021). Co-ordinator: CMR UW. Role: researcher. Granted by: International Visegrad Fund Strategic Grant.
      • Migration processes and geopolitical challenges in Ukraine and in Hungary (2019-2021). Role: researcher. Granted by: Hungarian – Ukrainian Academic Exchange Programme.
      • Diversification and gentrification in urban areas. A confrontative analysis. (2017-2019). Role: researcher. Granted by: Hungarian – Polish Academic Exchange Programme.
      • Cross-border cooperation at the time of crisis on neighbor’s soil. http://www.migracje.uw.edu.pl/projekt/2566/. (2015-2016) Co-ordinator: CMR UW. Role: researcher. Granted by: International Visegrad Fund, Standard.
      • The LEADER method-transferring V4 experiences to Georgia. (2014-2015). Co-ordinator: IRM Kraków. Role: researcher. Granted by: International Visegrad Fund, V4EaP Extended Standard.
      • Migration between  Eastern  Partners  (Belarus,  Georgia,  Ukraine,  Moldova)  and  the  Visegrad Countries (EASTMIG) http:// www.eastmig.mtafki.hu/.  (2012-2014). Role: researcher, co-ordinator. Granted by: International Visegrad Fund, V4EaP Programme Flagship Project.
      • Residential Environment in Large Housing Estates after Socialism (HEAS). http://www.heas.mtafki.hu/project.html. (2012). Role: project coordinator, researcher. Granted by: International Visegrad Fund: Small Grant.
      • Integrating  (trans)national   migrants   in   transition   states   (TRANSMIG).  http://www.transmig.unibe.ch (2010-2012). Role: researcher. Granted by: Swiss National Science Foundation.
      • Searching for Neighbours (SeFoNe): Dynamics of Physical and Mental Borders in the New Europe. http://www.sefone.soton.ac.uk(2007-2010). Role: researcher, project manager. Granted by: EU FP6.


Collegium Civitas building; room 303
e-mail: agnes.eross@uni.opole.pl

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