Assistant Professor
Department of Politics and International Relations
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kurdistan, Hawler, Iraq September 2016 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Webster University Thailand Campus, September 2013 – August 2016
  • Instructor, Department of International and Comparative Politics, American University of Nigeria, September 2010 – August 2013
  • Project Manager, Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan, December 2008 – August 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Russian Historical Studies, September 2000 – December 2004
  • In international peer reviewed journals:
  • Adam Mayer, Janos Besenyo: “Boko Haram in Context: The Terrorist Organization’s Roots in Nigeria’s Social History,” Defence Against Terrorism Review, COE-DAT, Vol. 7, No. 1. Summer 2015, pp. 47-58. Also available at:
  • Adam Mayer: „Armed with Theory: Nigerian Marxism,“ Blog entry, Review of African Political Economy,, 26th May 2016, available on line at:
  • In national peer reviewed journals (Hungary):
  • Adam Mayer: “A marxizmus fejlodesi iranyai Nigeriaban” (Marxism’s Branches of Growth in Nigeria; in Hungarian), Eszmelet (Consciousness Journal), 106, 2015 summer, pp. 43-67
  • Adam Mayer: “Putin’s Strategic Partnership with India: the Beginnings,” Tradecraft Review (Hungary), 2013/1, pp. 34-52, Military Security Office, Hungary, (in English)
  • Adam Mayer: “The Soviet-Indian Alliance,” Tradecraft Review (Hungary), 2013/2, pp. 17-39, Military Security Office, Hungary, (in English)
  • Adam Mayer: “A Boko Haram mint biztonsagpolitikai veszelyforras es mint tarsadalmi jelenseg,” Sereg Szemle, December 2012 (Boko Haram as a Security Threat and as a Social Phenomenon; in Hungarian), pp. 132-142
  • Adam Mayer: “A kereszteny-muszlim konfliktus Nigeriaban,” Sereg Szemle, January 2013 (Christian-Muslim Conflict in Nigeria; in Hungarian), pp. 135-144
  • Adam Mayer: “Az osatyak nepe es az uj atyak: Zsidosag es keresztenyseg kapcsolata a patrisztikus korban” (The People of the Patriarchs and the New Fathers: Judeo-Christian Relations in Late Antiquity; in Hungarian), Sic Itur Ad Astra, 1999, 11, 2-4., Budapest, pp. 19-35
  • Assistant Professor
    Lobsang Dundup Sherpa Subirana: On the Constructivist Analysis of the Conception of Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Submitted to Webster University Thailand Campus, Spring 2016
  • 2005-2007 Type A full institutional scholarship at IUJ, Japan
  • 1999, 2002 Salgo-Noren full scholarship for studies at AUBG, Bulgaria
  • 2001 Mobility Grant, Higher Education Support Program, OSI
  • 2000 Kyrgyzstan MOB state scholarship, Pushkin Institute, Moscow
  • 1994-1996 Full institutional scholarship for UWCAD, Italy
  • Fellowships and grants
  • Webster University Thailand Campus: Research Grant for publishing Nigerian Marxist originals at
  • Webster University St. Louis: Webster University Provost’s Faculty Research Grant for Academic Year 2016-2017 (Preliminary Project Title: Refeudalization in Nigeria: A New Explanatory Framework for Nigeria’s Political Economy)
  • Adam Mayer: Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria, Pluto Press, London, 2016. Global distribution by the University of Chicago Press
  • Adam Mayer, Katalin Volgyi, Eszter Lukacs: Azsia tanulmanyok, (Asian Studies textbook in Hungarian), Szechenyi Istvan University Press, Gyor, 2010
  • Adam Mayer: “A Boko Haram es tarsadalmi hattere” (Boko Haram and its Social Context; in Hungarian), pp. 291-313
  • In:
    Almos Peter Kiss (ed.): Afrikai terror- es szakadarszervezetek, Budapest, Magyar Honvedseg Geoinformacios Szolgalat, 2015 (Terrorist Organisations and their Splinter Groups in Africa; in Hungarian)
    International Security, Political Theory, 20th century International History, African Politics, social movements
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