The department is looking forward to welcoming new and returning students in September to start another academic year. We are preparing handbooks, course materials, and all the information you will need when you get here (along with the help you will get from the CEU central administration). The Head of Department and the office staff will greet new students on Monday, September 3, and give you an introduction to what's coming next. Zero Week, September 10-14, is when our activities really get going as you join the faculty, returning students, and the rest of the new students for a series of lectures and workshops in the mornings, course presentations in the afternoons, and a Welcome Party on Thursday evening at CEU's very own Rooftop Garden. More information will be coming soon. Enjoy the rest of summer!


The Department of Gender Studies strives to meet the growing demand for expertise in gender issues by providing both Master's and doctoral level programs in gender studies, as well as serving as a base for non-degree studies and other activities in the field. The department attracts students from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, and focuses on integrative and comparative approaches in gender studies. The department emphasizes a rich variety of intertwined scholarly interests, such as gender and (post) state-socialist studies, nationalism, theory, cultural studies, transnationalism, and international political movements. With an important, but not exclusive, focus on Central and Eastern Europe, both the Master's and doctoral programs seek to contribute to the development of socially relevant knowledge based on these approaches, and to critically interrogate past and present developments related to gender in culture and society.