Faculty members accepting students for 2018-19

Gender Studies faculty accepting students for 2018-19

Eszter Timar

I am interested in supervising dissertations which work with queer theory, its relevance for political thought, affect theory (especially inspired by Silvan Tomkins), and new materialism/posthumanism, and especially, but not necessarily, a combination of these with deconstruction. I am also seeking projects which explore the gendered aspects of immunological thought within continental philosophy, as well as projects involving deconstruction and feminist theory. I welcome any combination of the above, including projects featuring literary analysis.

Eva Fodor

Applications are welcome from prospective students who are interested in a theoretically guided yet empirically focused (qualitative, quantitative or both) study of any labor market or welfare state institution and gender.  A global perspective is an advantage. Students must have demonstrated academic training in some social science methodology as well as an in-depth understanding of social theories related to gender and the specific institutions of interest, and display a scholarly, not merely policy-oriented, interest in these issues.

Elissa Helms

I welcome applications for qualitative and ethnographic thesis projects on discourses and experiences related to gender and (ethno)national belonging, borders, and/or armed conflict (including refugees and migration). A focus on periods of rupture caused by changes of regime, state collapse, armed conflict, or natural disaster are of particular interest. I would also consider research on gender and activism, transnational or state governance, or policy or legal frameworks as investigated through discursive/cultural logics and/or everyday lived realities. Geographically, I am best equipped to supervise theses dealing with the region of former Yugoslavia, postsocialist Europe, or other territories and groups peripherally related to the EU, although projects on other parts of the world with strong thematic links to my work are equally welcome. I seek applicants with a background in sociocultural anthropology or a related field involving training in ethnographic methods, discourse analysis, and/or in-depth interviewing. Demonstrated familiarity with the appropriate research methods as well as the cultural and social context to be studied, including language proficiency, are strongly preferred. I can take one student in 2018-19, while I will not be taking new students in 2019-20 due to sabbatical leave.

Judit Sandor

I am interested in supervising projects in a range of areas involving new developments in the complex relationships between neuroscience, law and gender; changing understandings of the meaning and implications of recent scientific and scholarly work on the connections between genes, gender and society; and the impact of emerging technologies on recent turns in bioethical thinking.

Hyasein Yoon

I am interested in supervising research projects in the areas of biopolitics, posthumanism, postcolonial theory, performance theory, medical humanities, and feminist science and technology studies. I particularly welcome projects that propose intersectional and transnational approaches.