Courses

At the beginning of the twenty-first century the uses of thehuman body, its organs, tissues and cells are increasingly diversified. One can observe the worldwide presence of old uses and misuses of the human body, such as prostitution, organ trafficking, human trafficking but more and more also new forms of...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
The PhD Preparation Seminar is a mandatory course for first-year PhD students in Comparative Gender Studies at CEU. It is a workshop-style course designed to guide probationary doctoral students through the conceptualization and development of the PhD Thesis Proposal and accompanying Fields and Themes Paper, the...
Instructor: Éva Fodor
Credits: 2.0
The aim of this seminar is to help students with the writing of their dissertation. Each student presents at least one (draft) chapter, together with a (draft) table of contents, which will help clarify the function of the chapter in the thesis, and the chapter’s and thesis’s overall arguments.The seminar’s core...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
The course seeks to help you develop as a writer within the English-speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. As well as an introduction to critical thinking and critique writing, the course will also develop your awareness of conventions of...
Credits: 1.0
Academic Writing Part 2  Group 1, 2, 3
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 1.0
Aims and ObjectivesThe aim of this course is to provide students from the 2nd year of their studies onwards with the skills necessary for completing a successful Gender dissertation in a timely fashion and to help students develop writing skills that they can use after the completion of their studies. 
Instructor: Andrea Kirchknopf
Credits: 2.0
Narrative is a basic human strategy for coming to terms with fundamental elements of our experience, such as time, process, and change, and thus this a study of the distinctive nature of narrative and its various structures, elements, uses, and effects would help us in understanding the nature of identities. This...
Instructor: Sanjay Kumar
Credits: 2.0
This in an introductory course in the developing field of studies on communism and gender, in which we will explore historical, theoretical and global perspectives on the topic.Mainstream narratives about communism in Europe or China depict it as oppressive, gloomy, and a failure. In 1956 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for MATILDA students.The aim of the course is to investigate theoretical and methodological problems related to the knowledge production in post-disciplinary age.The first part of the course is dealing with the concept of interdisciplinarity and its different interpretations. The conceptual differences...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
What are the impacts of global politics on gender, and how has ‘gender’ (as a policy and goal) influenced global politics? These are the two central questions of this course. This course is designed for students to think both conceptually and practically about the implementation of gender norms, concepts, and...
Instructor: Sarah Smith
Credits: 2.0
Critical Race Theory emerged in American legal academia at the end of the 1980s as a critique of the limitations both of orthodox liberal civil rights scholarship and of the failure to address race by scholars belonging to Critical Legal Studies. Since then, critical race theorists have developed a rich body of...
Instructor: Mathias Möschel
Credits: 1.0
The course is offered by the Romani Studies Program at CEUThis is a foundational course which is designed to familiarize students with some of the basic concepts and arguments in the broad interdisciplinary field of Romani Studies. The Romani people (Gypsy, Travellers, Sinti, etc) have been an object of various...
Instructor: Angéla Kóczé
Credits: 2.0
This course is one of the mandatory courses in the field of methodology. It focuses on the interdisciplinary category of ‘discourse’ that conceptualizes the use of various sign systems as an integral part of social events. The major aim on the one hand is to explore how discourse as an explanatory category in...
Instructor: Erzsébet Barát
Credits: 2.0
The main aim of this course is to familiarize students with how the abstract legal principle of equality is turned into policy and practice in Europe and beyond. Starting from what equality means as a basic legal principle and right in modern democratic systems, the course will move on to critically analyze the policy...
Credits: 1.0
Elective courseThe main aim of this course is to familiarize students with how the abstract legal principle of equality is turned into policy and practice. Starting from what equality means as a basic legal principle and right in modern democratic systems, the course will move on to critically analyze the policy...
Credits: 2.0
(Elective)The course is designed to introduce students to the scholarly investigation of the social and cultural construction of masculinity in the past three decades from a feminist perspective. That is, our aim is to explore what feminist men’s studies has to say about what it means to be a man in the past three...
Instructor: Erzsébet Barát
Credits: 4.0
This course focuses on the making of the global gender equality regime and the ways in which it shapes and is shaped by feminist activism in different world regions that are hierarchically positioned vis-à-vis each other. It covers the period starting with the UN International Women's Year in 1975 until the present...
Instructor: Selin Çağatay
Credits: 2.0
What do memorial displays for those who died from AIDS tell us about public mourning as a political measure of the (disavowed) sexuality? How might performances of dancers and other artists with disabilities challenge the normative perception of gendered and racialized desire/desirability? How do bio-artistic,...
Instructor: Hyaesin Yoon
Credits: 4.0
This 2- credit course will explore multiple and intersecting methods that are used to listen, record and interpret oral histories and life narratives, with a particular focus on feminist methods that uncover silenced, vulnerable and marginalized voices. In this methods seminar, students are encouraged to consider the...
Instructor: Nadia Jones-Gailani
Credits: 2.0
This is an introductory course, which is designed to familiarize students with some of the basic concepts and arguments in the broad interdisciplinary field of “gender studies”.   The first part of the course will address different understandings of the concept of sex/gender in an effort to introduce students to the...
Instructor: Éva Fodor
Credits: 4.0
Building on the FGS I, this course explores major contributions in feminist scholarship after the first and second waves of feminism. In this course, we will discuss the feminist inquiries that emerge from questioning the universal category of “woman,” tracing the multiple (and sometimes conflicting) approaches to...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
This 4-credit course builds upon the foundations from the fall semester “Gender and Migration” course in order to reexamine the neoliberal state with regards to the ‘new refugee crisis’. In this special topics course, we will explore and seek to connect a long history of neoliberal development and worsening global...
Instructor: Nadia Jones-Gailani
Credits: 4.0
This course examines some of the major theoretical approaches to and empirically grounded analyses of the ways in which national/ist discourses and practices are gendered and sexualized. The course approaches the concept of nation and its close variants – ethnic and cultural identities, nation-states, citizenship and...
Instructor: Elissa Helms
Credits: 4.0
Education is one of the major fields of social life where subjectivities and social inequalities are constituted and re/produced on institutional, curricular and interpersonal levels. Our focus in this course is compulsory education, meaning primary and secondary schooling, and the re/production of gendered and sexual...
Instructor: Dorottya Rédai
Credits: 2.0
Despite decades of peace and security research, protracted conflicts remain a significant security issue in global politics. Feminist peace and security scholars have demonstrated the multiple and complex ways that gendered identities and norms are fundamental to the processes of war, militarism and peace. No aspect...
Instructor: Sarah Smith
Credits: 4.0
The course is offered by the Romani Studies Program at CEUThis course examines the links between gender, race, and class in the era of global capitalism.  Through the semester, students will critically explore the racialized and gendered manifestations of capitalism at the global and local level. The course explores...
Instructor: Angéla Kóczé
Credits: 2.0
Terror and counter-terror continue to dominate global security agendas. Recent elections in the UK, US and France have all been in part characterised by global fears on the threat of terrorist violence. Yet arguably understandings of and responses to the use of terrorist violence have done little to ameliorate the...
Instructor: Sarah Smith
Credits: 2.0
This course takes a broad approach to international development and global inequalities through the lens of feminist and gender theory, and within the context of globalising neoliberalism. It investigates the theory and approach of international development as well as its policy and institutions. The course considers...
Instructor: Sarah Smith
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory and open for MA 2 year students in their 2nd year Applied Gender Studies track (the internship itself may be scheduled in the period between spring of year 1 and early autumn year 2)
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 8.0
At the beginning of the 21st century the emerging new technologies have become inherently political. Neuroscience, genetics (genetic testing, screening, and DNA fingerprinting), the various assisted reproductive technologies, nanotechnology, robotics, information technologies, and their combination now constitute...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
elective for: MA in Economics, MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations
Credits: 3.0
Mandatory and open for MA 2 year students in their 2nd year Applied Gender Studies track
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 2.0
One of the main theoretical anchor points of poststructuralist feminist and queer theory is the Foucauldean insight that power, conceived of as a dynamically shifting system of force relations, is everywhere. A corollary of this insight concerns the necessary rethinking of our conventional understandings of what...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
This course focuses on the theories, political goals, strategies and activism of Islamic feminists regionally and nationally, within the context of the emerging global feminist movement. Following the rise of second wave feminism in the developing world, there have been a number of responses to the inherent...
Instructor: Nadia Jones-Gailani
Credits: 2.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.Big Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability...
Credits: 2.0
This two-credit PhD course is a mandatory requirement for students in the first year of the PhD program in Comparative Gender Studies. Its aim is to critically interrogate the relationship between theoretical concepts, methodological approaches, and research outcomes with the underlying goal of incorporating...
Instructor: Elissa Helms
Credits: 2.0
This course explores how contemporary adaptive media appropriate the nineteenth century to address our own preoccupations with gender, sexuality, race, class, science, technologies, religion, imperialism, and consumerism. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical, social, and political...
Instructor: Andrea Kirchknopf
Credits: 2.0
In this 4-credit course, we will identify and trace the centrality of gender to the processes and problematics of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism and transnationalism, and the ways in which feminism(s) have been shaped both by and within these different contexts. Postcolonial scholarship emerged in the wake...
Instructor: Nadia Jones-Gailani
Credits: 4.0
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Instructor: Dorit Geva
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory Public Lecture SeriesThese are talks organized throughout the academic year that are also open to the CEU community. They are given by scholars from other universities and are a way for the students and faculty to learn about current research in the field of gender studies and to engage in dialogue with...
Instructor: Faculty, staff
Credits: 1.0
What do major environmental crises, like pollution, extinction, climate change or depletion of natural recourses have to do with the embodied notions of sexuality, gender, and race? What is the role of discourses on Nature in shaping the situated and site-specific understandings of sexuality/gender/race, and how have...
Credits: 2.0
Core course in feminist theory for GEMMA students.This course will look at the political stakes in the division between heterosexuality and other forms of sexuality in particular and interrogates the category of “normal” in general. It is organized around some key concepts fuelling both the thinking of sexuality and...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 4.0
Social movements and social activism are critical to political engagement and social transformation. Traditional social science approaches to social movements and social change have tended to frame forms of collective resistance and protest primarily as either irrational, spontaneous reactions to oppression, or as...
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 4.0
April 17 - May 11
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
 The course aims to introduce students into various approaches to problems of interpretation of literary texts. Starting from an assumption that theory and methods are closely interrelated in literary studies, the course aims to examine this connection working closely with a number of chosen texts. Students are...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.In the era of pervasive and networked computing, data curation is an increasingly important practice. It might be defined as “the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness.” The practices and consequences...
Credits: 2.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
The course examines the concept of performativity, one of the important terms in our research of gender and sexuality. The course traces its development in philosophy, its introduction to feminist and queer inquiry, and examines its complicated relationship to the concept of nature: we will look at the development of...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
Few aspects of early modern statecraft left more traces in written and visual sources than the activities of diplomats and those who represented states in less official capacity. Traditional historiography has connected the history of diplomacy with the rise of the nation state, bureaucrats, and official documents...
Instructor: Jan Hennings
Credits: 4.0

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