Istvan Tarrosy holds a PhD in Political Science and is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Pecs. He also directs the Africa Research Centre and the Centre for International Relations. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow and Hungarian Eotvos Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies of the University of Florida, USA, in 2013. He is Associate editor of the Hungarian Journal of African Studies [Afrika Tanulmanyok]. As a Janos Bolyai Research Fellow his most recent work focuses on the ‘neglected African diaspora’ of Central and Eastern Europe.