Graduates from the PhD program (since 2007)

PhD Graduates in 2007

Patricia Nedelea
Femina Ludens Re-Con-Queering Shakespeare - A Feminist Gendeconstruction
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Current position: writer

PhD Graduates in 2009

Beáta Hock
Gendered Artistic Positions and Social Voices: Politics, Cinema, and the Visual Arts in State-Socialist and Post-Socialist Hungary
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Marija Grujic
Community and the Popular: Women, Nation and Turbo-folk in Post-Yugoslav Serbia
Supervisor: Elissa Helms

Current position: Institute for Literature and Art, Serbia, Research Associate

PhD Graduates in 2010

Danica Minic
Gender Sensitive Journalism and Television Media in Serbia and Croatia
Supervisor: Erzsébet Barát

Current position: Research Director, Research Works Ltd.

Dejan Ilic
War of Words and Words for War, Nationalism and Masculinity in the Field of Serbian Literature in the 1970s and 1980s
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current position: Independent researcher, literary critique, owner of publishing house Publica Kniga

PhD Graduates in 2011

Eszter Varsa
Gender, “Race”/Ethnicity, Class and the Institution of Child Protection in Hungary, 1949-1956
Supervisor: Éva Fodor

Current position:  CEU, ZARAH, Post-doctoral Researcher

PhD Graduates in 2012

Dominika Gruziel
At the Crossroads of New Catholicism and the 'Woman Question': Polish Roman Catholic Laywomen's Social Activism on Behalf of Women in the Three Zones of Partitioned Poland, 1878-1918
Supervisor: Francisca de Haan

Current position: European University Institute, Department of History, Research Associate

Katja Kahlina
Sexual Politics of Belonging: Sexual Identities, Nationalism, and Citizenship in Post-Yugoslav Croatia
Supervisor: Erzsébet Barát

Current position: University of Helsinki, Sexuality and Democracy Project, Principal Investigator

Nil Mutluer
Tactics in between: Gendered Citizenship and Everyday Life of Internally Displaced Men in Tarlabasi, Istanbul
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Current position: Social scientist, journalist, TV programmer and consultant for civil society and art projects

Tamar Sabedashvili
The Identification and Regulation of Domestic Violence in Georgia (1991-2006)
Supervisors: Francisca de Haan, Éva Fodor

Current position: UN Women Georgia, Deputy Country Representative

PhD Graduates in 2013

Dusica Ristivojevic
Gender and Internationalization in China: The Case of Nüxue bao (1898)
supervisor: Allaine Cerwonka

Current position: University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures, Visiting Scholar

Erika Kispéter
Producing Working Mothers: Maternalist Labor Control in a Hungarian Factory
Supervisor: Éva Fodor

Current position: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Research Fellow

Viktoriya Zhukova
Racializing Europe: Transnational and National Dimensions of Biopolitics, Health and HIV/AIDS. The Case of Ukraine
Supervisor: Anna Loutfi

Current position: Peace Corps PEPFAR, Ukraine, Program Manager

Zuzana Kepplova
The Beat of 'Cool Capitalism': How Slovak Club Cultures Helped Make the New Middle Class
Supervisor: Allaine Cerwonka

Current position: Green European Journal, columnist and commentator

PhD Graduates in 2014

Irina Costache
Archiving Desire: Materiality, Sexuality and the Secret Police in Romanian State Socialism
supervisor: Allaine Cerwonka

Current position: U.S. Department of Justice, Romania, Legal Advisor

Irina Koshulap
Women, Nation, and the Generation Gap: Diasporic Activism of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America in the post-Cold War Era
Supervisor: Allaine Cerwonka

Current position: UNHCR, Senior Performance Management Assistant

Nicole Butterfield
LGBTIQ Advocacy at the Intersection of Transnational and Local Discourses on Human Rights and Citizenship in Croatia
Supervisor: Erzsébet Barát

Current position: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Adjunct Professor

Paul Scheibelhofer
Integrating the Patriarch? Negotiating Migrant Masculinity in Times of Crisis of Multiculturalism
Supervisor: Elissa Helms

Current position: University of Innsbruck, Department of Educational Science Assistant Professor

Sanja Kajinic
Subversive Visuality between Art and Activism: Post-Yugoslav Negotiations of Queer Art
Supervisor: Erzsébet Barát

Current position: University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Department of Cultural Heritage, Adjunct professor

PhD Graduates in 2015

Dorottya Rédai
Sexing the School. Constituting Gender, Ethnicity and Class through Discourses of Sexuality in a Hungarian Secondary School
Supervisor: Éva Fodor

Current position: CEU Democracy Institute, Research Fellow

Márta Kőrösi
Subversive Visuality between Art and Activism: Post-Yugoslav Negotiations of Queer Art
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current position: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Doctoral School, Secretary

Mihai Lucaciu
The Return of the Flesh: Poetics of Male Hysteria for the Stage
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current position: Bucharest, Romania, Stage Director, Performing Arts

Nebojsa Jovanovic
Gender and Sexuality in the Classical Yugoslav Cinema, 1947-1962
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current position: Akcija Sarajevo, Film scholar, Project Coordinator

Ovidiu Anemtoaicei
Masculinities, Male Bodies and Sexual Difference: a Sketch for an Impossible "Becoming-man"
Supervisor: Linda Fisher

Current position: European Research Executive Agency (REA), Washington, Evaluation Expert

PhD Graduates in 2016

Frank Karioris
Between Class and Friendship: Homosociality in an All-Male Residence Hall in the U.S.
Supervisor: Daniel Monterescu

Current position: University of Pittburgh, Visiting Lecturer

Rita Béres-Deák
Balloons with Candles – Hungarian Same-sex Couples and their Families of Origin Renegotiating Kinship
Supervisor: Hadley Z. Renkin

Selin Cagatay
The Politics of Gender and the Making of Kemalist Feminist Activism in Contemporary Turkey (1946-2011)
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Current position: CEU, ZARAH, Post-doctoral Researcher

PhD Graduates in 2017

Marianna Szczygielska
Queer(ing) Naturecultures, the Study of Zoo Animals
Supervisor: Hadley Renkin

Current position: Bard College, Berlin, faculty member

Franciska Cettl
Mapping Human-Nonhuman Biopolitics in Classic Gothic Science Fiction
Supervisor: Eszter Timár

Current position: Durham University, UK, Assistant Professor

Eva Zekany
A Biopolitics of Media Addiction
Supervisor: Eszter Timár

Current position: Research Analyst at Yardi Romania

Sonia Garzón-Ramírez
Forcibly urban: Internally Displaced Persons’ Experiences of Bogotá’s Neoliberal Transformation 
Supervisor: Sara Meger

Current position: Aberystwyth University, Department of International Politics, faculty member

PhD Graduates in 2018

Ráhel Turai
Sexual Transitions: Biographical Bisexuality in Post-socialist Hungary
Supervisor: Hadley Renkin

Current position: ELTE, Faculty of Social Sciences, Assistant Professor

Maria Temmes
A Feminist Engagement with Systems Medicine
Supervisor: Judit Sándor

Current position: Tampere University, Postdoctoral Researcher

Calvin Keogh
A Singular Nomad: The Minor Transnationalism of Christopher Isherwood
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

PhD Graduates in 2019

Barna Szamosi
Gendered Analysis on Race and Ethnicity based Medical Discourses of Human Genetics in Hungary
Supervisor: Judit Sándor

Current position: CEU, CEALAB, Post-doctoral Fellow

Heather Tucker
The Lesbian and the NGO, an Ethnography of Queer Organizing in Accra, Ghana
Supervisor: Elissa Helms

Current position: University of Michigan, Global Impact Scholar

Adriana Qubaiova
Cross-Bracing Sexualities: Hedging ‘Queer’/Sexual Non-Normativity in Beirut
Supervisor: Hadley Renkin

Current position: CEU, Department of Gender Studies, Visiting Faculty

PhD Graduates in 2020

Alexandra Ghit
Loving Designs: Gendered Welfare Provision, Activism and Expertise in Interwar Bucharest
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Current position: CEU, ZARAH, Research Affiliate

Stanimir Panayotov
The Problem of Disembodiment: An Approach from Continental Feminist-Realist Philosophy
Supervisor: Eszter Timár

Current position: University of Tyumen, School of Advanced Studies, Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Rasa Navickaite
The prehistoric Goddess of the late twentieth century: Transnational Feminist reception, Construction and Appropriation of Marija Gimbutas 
Supervisor: Susan Zimmermann

Current position: University of Vienna, Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Graduates in 2021

Emily Hertz
Process Philosophy and Feminist New Materialism: Time, Affect, and Aesthetics
Supervisor: Eszter Timár

Iva Dimovska
Queer(ing) Time in Modernism and How to Read it: James Joyce's Ulysses and Virginia Woolf's The Waves
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current position: CEU Democracy Institute, Post-doctoral Fellow

Sarah Werner Boada
The Aftermath of 600 Years of Abuse: Antigypsism and the Gender Violence Framework in Spain
Supervisor: Éva Fodor

Current position: University of Warwick, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor

Lieke Hettinga
Appearing Differently: Disability and Transgender Embodiment in Contemporary Euro-American Visual Cultures
Supervisor: Hadley Renkin, Hyaesin Yoon

Current position: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, University Lecturer

PhD Graduates in 2022

Dmitrii Dorogov
Russia's Biopolitics of Sexual Sovereignty: A Genealogy
Supervisor: Erzsébet Barát

Current position: Södertörn University, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Graduates in 2023

Mariia Semashyna
The Body Is A Cupboard: Kharms, Lipavsky, And Druskin Thinking Embodiment And Sexuality Between The Human And The Non-Human
Supervisors: Jasmina Lukic, Hyaesin Yoon

Current position, CEU, Department of Gender Studies, Visiting Faculty

Andres Sarabia
The food we are not: How the gendering of global food policy veiled body malleability (Bogota 1990-2015)
Supervisor: Judit Sándor

Current position: CEU, Department of Gender Studies, Visiting Faculty

Slaven Crnic
Telling Men in The Yugoslav Historical Novel: Male Homosociality and Queerness In Ivo Andrić And Meša Selimović
Supervisor: Jasmina Lukic

Current Position: CEU, Department of Gender Studies, Visiting Faculty

Petra Bakos
Discursive Dwellings: Tropes of Belonging in Pannonian Fiction
Supervisors: Jasmina Lukic, Elissa Helms

Current position: CEU, Department of Gender Studies, EUTERPE, Project manager