Prof. Dr. Endre Dányi

became Professor of the Sociology of Globalization at the Department of Social Sciences and Public Affairs in the spring term 2024.

Endre Dányi is a sociologist with a deep interest in the spatial and material aspects of democratic politics. He studied sociology and communication theory at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, political science at the Central European University, also in Budapest, and new media studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his PhD at Lancaster University which was focused on the crisis of liberal democracy through a material-semiotic analysis of the Hungarian Parliament. He then pursued a series of ethnographic studies of political practices that appear in seemingly hopeless situations – in his habilitation, finished at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, he referred to such practices as instances of a “melancholy democracy”.

At the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Endre Dányi will be focusing on the radical transformation of globalisation as a meta-discourse: a transformation that is concerned with “the globe” less as an economic space and more as a complex environment affected by climate change. Together with his collaborators in Australia, Latin America, North Africa and Central Europe, he’ll be pursuing a collage of empirical inquiries into what he calls “the Aftermaths of Globalisation”, that is, diverse political developments that grow amid the ruins of neoliberalism.

Endre Dányi is also University Fellow at The Northern Institute at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia, and co-founder and co-editor of an Open Access book publisher called Mattering Press.


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