The Department of Gender Studies at CEU is a unique and intellectually vibrant environment. Unlike many gender studies programs that rely on affiliated faculty based in other departments, our department has its own interdisciplinary faculty and curriculum. We offer a wide range of degree programs: one-year and two-year MA degrees in Gender Studies, and a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies. We also participate in two European-wide international MA programs that include mobility to other universities in each consortium: GEMMA, an Erasmus Mundus MA in Women’s Studies and Gender studies, and MATILDA, a European MA in Women’s History. The Department also offers non-degree options for study.
In its teaching and research the Department strives to understand gender studies as an interdisciplinary field open to different approaches, and we engage in theoretical debates across this broad field. We aim to understand gender as it relates to other social relations, structures of power and subject positions (such as class, “race”/ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, generation, and ableness). These intersecting structures and relations are studied recognizing local specificities (CEU as an institution is known for its expertise in studies of Central and Eastern Europe), transnational processes, and global inequalities.
Central European University is an international university in the truest sense: its students come from over 100 countries of five continents; its faculty comes from more than 30 countries - with the mix of nationalities increasing every year. The university’s unique combination of American, European and regional intellectual and academic traditions enables CEU to place emphasis on the shifting boundary between the local and the global in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of its research and teaching.
CEU is a founding member of the European University Association (EUA), and is accredited both in the USA and Europe (Hungary). With its dual accreditation, CEU brings together the best of two renowned educational traditions. As part of CEU, the Department of Gender Studies is proud of its participation in European and other international academic and scholarly networks. We believe that the impressive professional accomplishments of our alumnae/i are convincing evidence of the Department’s scholarly and practical value.