PhD supervisors 2020-2021

Gender Studies faculty with specific calls for phd students for 2020-21

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The PhD program in Comparative Gender Studies at CEU invites applications that propose dissertation research across the broad and interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Below is a list of faculty who especially welcome new PhD students in specific fields of research to begin in academic year 2020/2021. However, the department's supervisory capacity is not limited to the faculty members below. For the full list of faculty and their profiles, please look HERE. Also, please note that applicants do not need to secure or decide on a supervisor in advance.

Erzsébet Barát

I am interested in supervising research projects that explore feminist debates about the politics of using the category of identity (collective and/or individual) in the context of contemporary neoliberalism’s political rationality. I am also seeking research projects that would make use of critical studies of discourse in exploring the relationship between meaning and ideology, predominantly concerning sexual citizenship and hate-speech in radical rightwing populism. I am also interested in projects studying neoliberal postfeminist femininities articulated in popular culture and media. 

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.

Andrea Pető

I am interested in supervising dissertations addressing root causes and different forms of global attacks on equality in different historical periods. Applicants are encouraged to address the complex relationship between national, transnational actors, impact of digital activism and how the intellectual legacy of anti-enlightenment movements and key thinkers are appropriated by these dark movements. I am particularly interested in proposals analyzing counter strategies, movements and activists in the past and today.

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.

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.