Alexandra Ghiț is a ZARAH Research Affiliate. She is currently Fellow at Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO), Leipzig, on a "Starting Research Grant" (January-April 2024).
Between February 2020 and July 2023, she was Postdoctoral Fellow in the project ZARAH : Women’s labour activism in Eastern Europe and transnationally, from the age of empires to the late 20th century (ERC Advanced Grant). Her research interests include women's labour history (with a focus on twentieth century Eastern Europe), the history and sociology of social policy, the social history of state socialisms, the history of women's social movements. Her first monograph, Welfare Work Without Welfare: Women and Austerity in Interwar Bucharest, is currently under review.
Her current research focuses on women's labour activism in the Romanian tobacco industry since the 19th century, a ZARAH component study titled Women’s Work and Entangled Organizing in the Tobacco Industry, in Transylvania from the 1890s, and Romania from the 1920s, to the 1990s. In addition, she is researching political practices of left and radical left women in Romania, placed in transnational context, from the 1890s to the 1970s.
In the ZARAH project, she was lead responsible for developing and managing ZARAH DB, the project's database.
She was a Teaching Assistant for prof. De Haan's "Communism and Gender" course (CEU, Winter 2014). As Global Teaching Fellow at the Asian University of Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh (Fall 2019), taught seminars focusing on the global history of textile work and the social history of radio.
Alexandra Ghiț has a Matilda Erasmus MA in Women's and Gender History from CEU in cooperation with the University of Nottingham, and a BA in Political Science from Babes- Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca.
Between January and June 2022, she was a Fellow of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.
Photo: Diana Joseph. Imre Kertész Kolleg/ FSU Jena.