Professor for Study on Religions at University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts (2000-)
Main research interests are first the mutual interaction between social and religious turns in Central and Eastern Europe, second the research for theoretical interpretation of contemporary religious processes. Former focus on the structural and theological processes of the catholic church in Europe and Latin-America and new religious movements and Christian grassroots movements in Europe. In parallel as founder of the first and only one Department for Study on Religions in Hungary I conduct the research of the history of Religionswissenschaft in Hungary.
2007-2009 Religion and Values in Central and Eastern Europe Research Network (REVACERN) supported by the EU in 6th framework program. Comparative regional research in 14 societies of Central and Eastern Europe on 5 cultural areas: Value transformation, Educational Processes, New spirituality and new forms of religiosity, Orthodox transformation, Religion and civil society and building up interdisciplinary research community in the region. Main achievements are new ways for cooperation and new insides about the impact of religion to the contemporary societal processes in the region.
1996-2000 and 2007-2009 conducting the international research project Aufbruch 1-2 (New Departures) in 10 and 14 countries of Eastern and Central Europe with Paul M. Zulehner and Miklós Tomka and with more than 100 researchers from the region. Grant from Pastorales Forum Austria. Conducting research project on contemporaly theological trends in 10 post-communist countries with Paul M. Zulehner and with 17 researchers from the region. Grant from Pastorales Forum Austria. Recent publications in MTMT.
Regularly courses on BA, MA and PhD level at Szeged University on different topics of study on religion: since 1991 in average 5-6 courses in each semester; PhD courses at Vienna University since 1996 in practical theology, regional theology and academic writting for theologians. Regularly attendence with paper on European conferences of EASR, IASR, ISORECEA, ET.