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Eötvös Loránd University

Éva Eszter Szabó Éva Eszter Szabó, PhD,
Assistant Professor

Phone: +36 1 485 5200 / 4214
Office: Room 311


Éva Eszter Szabó, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University since 2007. A graduate of ELTE with an MA in Spanish Philology and Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (1994) and an MA with special honors in American Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language (1995). She received her PhD in History also from ELTE in 2003. Between 2004 and 2007 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of American Studies of SEAS, and from 2004 to 2008, she also worked as an Associate Professor at the English Department of Berzsenyi Dániel College in Szombathely.

She has given lectures and seminars on US history, US geographical and cultural regions, US immigration history, and US–Latin American relations. Dr. Szabó has done extensive research in the United States and various field trips in Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In 2005, she received a Hungarian–American Enterprise Scholarship Fund fellowship as a Senior Scholar and carried out research activities at the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, the National Archives and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Her first book entitled U.S. Foreign and Immigration Policies in the Caribben Basin was published by Savaria University Press in 2007. In addition, her publications include essays, articles, chapters, and reviews in Századok, Külügyi Szemle, Rubicon, Kommentár, Kül-Világ, Americana and Acta Anglistica Savariensia. Dr. Szabó is a member of the Hungarian Association of American Studies and the Cuba Section of the Latin American Studies Association (USA).

Research Grants and Awards, Visiting Professorships

Research Grants

  • The Salzburg Seminar, Austria, USIS (October 1998)
  • Hungarian-American Enterprise and Scholarship Fund (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, National Archives, Library of Congress) (March-August 2005)
  • Ministry of Education Post-Doctoral Research Grant, Budapest (2004-2006)

Visiting Professorships

  • Berzsenyi Dániel Teachers’ Training College, Szombathely (1996-2003)

Visiting scholar

  • Florida International University, Miami (January-February, 1998)
  • Instituto Mora, Mexico City (February, 2004)

Research Areas

Inter-American Relations
Diplomatic History of U.S.-Latin American Relations
The U.S. and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relations with Canada, Mexico and Cuba
Frozen Cold War: The U.S. and the Cuban Revolution
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: The U.S. and the Mexican Trianon

Correlation of U.S. Foreign and Immigration Policies
The History of Western Hemisphere Immigration
The Strategic Value of Refugee Programs in the Cold War: The Budapest-Havana-Washington Triangle
Defectors, Escapees, and Refugees: The Use of Migration in Psychological Warfare
International Migration, Refugees and U.S. Society

Minorities in the U.S.
U.S. Latinos and the Remaking of “America”
Native American History and the Ethnic Revival

Geopolitics and Cultural Geography
Geographical Dimensions of U.S. History
Regional and Cultural Geography of the U.S.


For a full list of publications, complete with journal articles and book chapters see the SEAS bibliographic database or

Courses in American Studies at ELTE

For courses taught in American Studies at ELTE see the course catalogue of the School of English and American Studies.