Karpatské Námestie 10A, Bratislava, Slovakia
Is an Africanist/social scientist focusing on the modern and contemporary history and politics of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa as well as the issues of nationalism, identity, conflicts, inequalities, European-African relations in the Cold War, and recently also the issues of migration and security related issues particularly in the West African Sahel region.
He is the head of the Center of African Studies at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic where he serves as an associate professor and the head of the newly opened (from September 2023) MA program Development and Globalization.
He has lectured at ca. 20 universities in Europe, USA, and Africa. In January 2023, he received rector’s Award for the contribution to internationalization in research at the University of West Bohemia. In last ten years, he has developed fruitful collaboration with several African universities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Senegal, and recently building new collaboration with academic and research institutions in Tanzania, Rwanda, Libya and other countries.
His recent publications include:
Záhořík, J.-Morone, A. (eds., 2022): Histories of Nationalism Beyond Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bach, J-N.; Fantini, E.; Ferras, P.; Abbink, J.; Ancel, s.; Záhořík, J. et al. (2022): Routledge Handbook on the Horn of Africa. New York: Routledge.
Záhořík, J. (2019): Inequalities and Conflicts in Modern and Contemporary African History. A Comparative Perspective. Lanham: Lexington Books.
Záhořík, J. (2023 – in print): Shifting Between Pragmatism and Ideology: Relations Between Czechoslovakia and Ethiopia under Haile Selassie in the Cold War, ca. 1955-1978. Journal of Cold War Studies.
Záhořík, J. (2021): Competing -Isms in the Horn of Africa: The Rise and Fall of Pan-Ethiopianism and Pan-Somalism. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 28, 1, 74-91, DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2021.2004766
Maxwell, A.; Turner, M.; Záhořík, J. (2021): The Nation versus the “Not-Quite-Nation”: A Semantic Approach to Nationalism and its Terminology. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 21, 2, 194-207. https://doi.org/10.1111/sena.12349
Šiška, J.; Yirgashewa, A.; Beadle-Brown, J.; Záhořík, J. (2019): Role of resource centres in facilitating inclusive education: experience from Ethiopia. Disability & Society 35, 5, 811-830, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1649120