Adriana Qubaiova

Director of 2-Year MA in Critical Gender Studies
Visiting Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Adriana is a scholar of gender and sexuality in West Asia (Middle East). She holds a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies from the Central European University. Placing herself between the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Queer Anthropology, she has been building a new conceptual framework for the study of “the sexual” in the region based on ethnographic research in Lebanon.

Adriana is also a passionate instructor with rich experience in teaching across several local and international universities, including: Middlebury College, Arizona State University, University of Vienna, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Her further research and teaching interests include: armed conflict, NGOization, LGBT activism, and Queer Refugee Studies. She is currently working on a book project tentatively titled “Hedging Sexualities in Beirut”.

Adriana joins CEU's GENS department as a Visiting Professor until 2025. She is the current Director of the department's 2-year Masters in Critical Gender Studies program, and overseeing the Internship Program. 

MA: full and not accepting new supervisees for 2024-2025
PhD: does not supervise at the doctoral level


PhD in Comparative Gender Studies, CEU
MA in Critical Gender Studies, CEU
BA in International Studies (Middle East Studies, minor in film), Middlebury College
IB from A.H. United World College A.W.