Mr Márton Lendvay

Photograph of Mr Márton Lendvay  .PhD Candidate
MSc Regional Analysis in Geography, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


Office: C10d
Tel: +44 (0)1970 622 653


  • Professor Michael Woods
  • Dr Jesse Heley

Research Interests

Group Affiliation

  • New Political Geographies Research Group

Research Interests

Márton’s field of interest lies in how rural communities adapt to change and reproduce their resilience. Actors within agricultural communities follow different forms of rationality and perceive discourses of change in different ways. In this research Márton is looking at how actors such as farmers, field experts and various institutions come together in the framework of actor-networks and governmentality. In the empirical study he is working with the watermelon producing community of Medgyesegyháza, Hungary and the upland farming community of the Cambrian Mountains, Wales.

Márton completed an MSc in Geography at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). During his studies he spent a semester at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland) within the Erasmus exchange programme. After his Masters degree he was working as an expert in projects funded by the EU South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme whose purpose was coordination of regional development projects in the Danube region. Márton then decided to return to academia and joined IFZ Internationales Forschungszentrum für Soziale und Ethische Fragen (Salzburg, Austria) as Scholar in Residence before commencing a PhD at Aberystwyth University.



  1. Lendvay, M. (2015) ‘Fluidity of the peripheries: resilience and the rural assemblage’. Conference presentation. Vth EUGEO Congress, 30 August-2 September 2015, Budapest, Hungary. Book of abstracts.
  2. Lendvay, M. (2015) ‘Knowledge, networks and resilience: exerting power by re-territorialisation and recoding of the rural community assemblage’. Conference presentation. XXVIth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 18-21 August 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. Book of abstracts.
  3. Lendvay, M. (2015) ‘Community resilience through the lens of assemblage theory: two case-studies’. Manuscript. Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) Conference, 17-21 May 2015, State College, Pennsylvania, USA. Book of abstracts.


  1. Lendvay, M. (2014) Discussing possible theoretical frameworks for conceptualising ‘rural community resilience’ in Hungary and Wales’. Conference presentation. CCRI Winter School, 7 November 2014, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  2. Lendvay, M. (2014) ‘Beyond state driven rationales: coproduction of economic resilience in post-socialist agricultural communities’. Conference presentation. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 27-29 August 2014, London, United Kingdom. Book of abstracts.
  3. Lendvay, M. (2014) ‘Utilizing social capital in community resilience: insights from lamb farming in the Cambrian Mountains’. Conference presentation. WISERD Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2014, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. Book of abstracts.


  1. Lendvay, M. (2013) ‘Post-socialist community resilience and local knowledge: Ethnographies of watermelon production in Hungary’. Conference presentation. Appreciating local knowledge, 21-22 November 2013, Salzburg, Austria. Book of abstracts.
  2. Lendvay, M. (2013) ‘Rethinking rural community resilience’. Conference presentation. XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 29 July-1 August 2013, Florence, Italy. E-proceedings of the XXVth congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS), ISBN 978 8 89 08 96 00 2. p 121
  3. Lendvay, M. (2013) ‘Transforming understandings of an emerging concept: social capital and its association to geographical thought’. Conference presentation. RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference, 25-26 March 2013, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Book of abstracts.


  1. Lendvay, M. (2012) ‘Debates in resilience: Capturing the role of intangible infrastructures’. Conference presentation. Strengthening Intangible Infrastructures, 10-11 December 2012, Salzburg, Austria. Kapferer, E., Koch, A., Sedmak, C. (eds.) (2013) Strengthening Intangible Infrastructures, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1443853002, 161-176 pp