Department of Gender Studies

One of the most important developments or events in the unit's history:

CEU Gender Studies is one of the largest, best established and truly multi-disciplinary gender studies departments in Europe. The Department run four MA programs and a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies, including specializations in science studies, policy studies, and political thought.

The most important development in 2014-15:

In September 2015 the Department welcomed two new assistant professors, Sara Meger and Hyaesin Yoon, who were hired to fill vacated faculty positions. Dr. Meger specializes in feminist international relations and the political economy of security and conflict; Dr. Yoon holds a PhD in rhetoric and specializes in theorizations of the human/nonhuman, feminist biopolitics, and postcolonial theory.

Other important developments in 2014-15:

The Department's PhD program, as part of the GRACE consortium of European universities offering PhD training in Gender Studies, was awarded a prestigious EU Marie Curie European Training Network program through which we two Early Stage Researchers will be employed working in the field of gender and cultures of equality.

Engagement with external entities in 2014-15:

In the spring of 2015 the department hosted a study visit from academics developing gender studies programs in Denmark. On November 5-6, 2015, we held a workshop of PhD thesis research, including a roundtable on "how to finish your dissertation" with members of Finland's Gender Studies doctoral programs. The department is also part of a three year Erasmus + project on the development of gender studies programs in North Africa and Ukraine, which kicks off in December 2015.

Faculty distinctions in 2014-15:

Andrea Pető was appointed professor, and Appointed Member of Scholarly Advisory Board of the International Tracing Service.

Major events in 2014-15:

An international conference entitled "Sex and Sexuality in East-Central Europe, Past and Present," was held at CEU on October 16-17, 2015, hosted and co-organized by the Gender Studies Department and faculty members Hadley Renkin and Eszter Timar. This was a pioneering forum for dialogue and research exchange across disciplines on the recently expanding field of scholarship on sexuality in the region.