Department Spotlights

Julia Sachseder and Saskia Stachowitsch publish a new article on gender and EU security strategies

August 27, 2023

Julia Sachseder and Saskia Stachowitsch (affiliated with the CEU’s Department of Gender Studies and Department of IR) have published Gendering EU security strategies: a feminist postcolonial approach to the EU as a (global) security actor. The publication is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project “Risky Borders. Gender and Race in EU Border Security”. 

Prof. Pető will hold the Annual Lecture Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam

August 26, 2023
Hannah Szenes Memorial in Budapest (Photo: Prof. Andrea Pető)

In recent years, Hungary has been portrayed as a negative example of memory politics, exercising political influence over the study, interpretation, and emphasis or concealment of past events. Hungary is seen as a starting point for the paradigm shift in the memory politics of World War II.

Visiting PhD student Kristina Orszaghová receives Honorable Mention at the EASS Young Researcher Award

Visiting PhD student at our department Kristina Orszaghová was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Young Researcher Award competition of the European Association for the Sociology of Sport. The article presented is titled "Listening to Boxing Hearts and Beats: Analysing Boxing (Through) Soundscapes". Building on the more than two-year-long ethnographic research among the boxing communities in Central and Eastern Europe, Kristina analyses boxing as a sonic, corporeal, and social practice. Prof.

Prof. Pető examines better stories in higher education

In the lecture published in the journal Baltic Worlds, Prof. Andrea Pető shares her story of being forced to leave Hungary when the Central European University (CEU) was shut down because of the government’s decision; and her search for better stories, good endings, and how to turn acts intended to repress into an opportunity to express one’s own views and take a stand.

"TRANSforming Research", attend to our first departmental conference

The Department of Gender Studies in cooperation with the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) and the Romani Studies Program at Central European University invite you to join us for our first Vienna-based conference on June 19-20, 2023. 

TRANSforming Research: Feminist, Experimental, and Arts-Based Practices