Miklos Gosztonyi has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Masters in International Relations from Sciences Po, Paris. His Ph.D. dissertation studied the formation of the state in South Sudan between the 2005 Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war in December 2013.
In the context of his dissertation fieldwork, he traveled to Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Niger between 2007 and 2012. In 2011 he worked as an electoral and political observer for the Carter Center in Sudan and South Sudan. He went back to South Sudan in 2012 to conduct a survey at a refugee camp. He hopes to return to South Sudan when conditions allow him to conduct field research at the local level.
His research interests include state-building, peace-building, reconciliation processes following civil wars, humanitarian aid, human rights, and social justice.
Miklos teaches for DePaul’s Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies the following courses: PAX 210: International Conflict and Peacebuilding; PAX 218: Human Rights: Promises and Problematics; PAX/CPL 240: Voices of War and Peace: Art, Literature and Film; and PAX/CPL 242: Pictures of Injustice: Narrative Arts in Social Justice Movements.
Miklos is also a member of The Recyclery Collective, a community-based, non-profit, educational bike shop in Rogers Park that promotes sustainability by giving community access to bike tools, skills, and different opportunities for collaboration.