Selected Alumni Profiles

Seda Saluk

January 21, 2016

Seda Saluk earned her MA in Gender Studies from Central European University in 2009 and her BA in Psychology in Bogazici University in 2008. She is currently pursuing her PhD as a Fulbright Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the same university.

Libora Oates-Indruchová

January 21, 2016

Libora Oates-Indruchová studied literary and cultural theory and obtained her PhD in English from Lancaster University, U.K., after which she completed „habilitation“ (dr. habil.) in Literary and Cultural Studies at Szeged University, Hungary. She also studied Gender Studies in a non-degree postgraduate programme at Central European University in Budapest Hungary, and hold an undergraduate degree (“Magistra”) in sports studies and English from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Tamar Sabedashvili

January 21, 2016

Tamar Sabedashvili holds an MA (2002) and a PhD (2002) in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest. She is Head of the Gender Studies Programme at Tbilisi State University, where she also teaches. Tamar Sabedashvili is Programme Specialist for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Georgia. She is married and has one child.

Anja Koletnik

January 21, 2016

Anja Koletnik is a transfeminist queer activist and freelance academic from Slovenia. They have 8 years of experience in LGBTQ+ activism and are the founder and director of Slovenia's first transgender specific NGO Institute Transfeminist Iniciative TransAkcija. Prior to studying at Central European University they graduated from Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana. Anja has been active as a volunteer within the NGO sector since 2000, working in the fields of youth work, domestic and gender based violence, mental health and substance abuse. Anja holds an MA in Gender Studies from Central European University where they graduated in 2014.

Beata Hock

January 21, 2016

Beata Hock has an interdisciplinary educational and research background. She studied Comparative Literature and Art Theory at Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest. Extending her study of art and cultural history with a focus on gender, Beata completed her doctorate in Comparative Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest in 2009. She is currently Research Associate at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe, contributing to the work of the research cluster "Transnationalisation and cultural identities" with two projects: Inscribing Eastern Europe into a socialist world through art and Art-Artist-Politics: Icons in shifting relationship. Beata lectured at the Central European University, the University of Fine Arts, both in Budapest; and the University of Leipzig. In 2015/16 she is Marie-Louise Motesiczky Visiting Professor at The Courtauld Institute of Art/University of London. Her areas of research and teaching include art history, feminist cultural theory, and the cultural dimensions of the global Cold War.

Sanja Kajinic

January 21, 2016

Sanja Kajinic received her PhD from the Gender Studies Department of Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in 2014. Her research interests focus on feminist approaches to visual culture, social movement theory, and analysis of intersections of culture and politics. 

"I completed my MA and my PhD at the Department of Gender Studies. The years spent at CEU have been a formative, rich experience both in academic sense and in terms of life-long friendships and maturing as a person."

Edita Miftari

January 21, 2016

Edita Miftari (1989), from Bosnia and Herzegovina is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Clark University. She received her Bachelor's degree in Security Studies from Sarajevo University and M.A. in Gender Studies from Central European University in Budapest in 2014. Her research focuses on women's political participation, inclusive peace and security processes, and her work is closely related to Sarajevo Open Center, an NGO that has contributed to significant positive changes in the area of women's and LGBT human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Edita is a member of Women's Network of BiH, Women's Initiative for Constitutional Reforms, Women in Business Network and Peace Building Network, and has been awarded with numerous academic and professional scholarships, including fellowships of the Central European University (2013), School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe (2013), German Marshall Fund of the United States (2014), Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and the Queen Mary University of London (2015) and the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright fellowship (2015). In 2015, Edita has co-authored a book on women's political history in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.