Selected Alumnae and Alumni Profiles

Hedvika Janečková

Hedvika Janečková graduated with distinction from the Master’s degree programme in Critical Gender Studies (2-year MA, Applied Track) at Central European University (CEU) in 2016. 

Maryna Shevtsova

Maryna Shevtsova graduated with distinction from the Gender Studies MA program at CEU in 2013. She continued her studies in Ph.D. program in Political science at Humboldt University, Berlin, where she conducted research on LGBTIQ movements in Ukraine and Turkey. Based on her dissertation, Maryna's book  LGBTI politics and value change in Ukraine and Turkey: Exporting Europe? was published in Routledge in 2021. 

Redi Koobak

Redi Koobak is a feminist cultural studies scholar who specializes in critical studies of postcolonial and postsocialist Europe. Her expertise includes global perspectives on gender, race, and sexuality, visual and art activism, transnational feminism, and the intersections between postcolonial and postsocialist feminist theorizing and practice.

Samin Rashidbeigi

I graduated from the CEU with a master’s degree in Women’s and Gender History (MATILDA Program) in 2015. Then, I spent one year in the UK at the University of Oxford, where I continued the research that I had started at the CEU about Tehran’s red-light district before the 1979 Revolution. I am now completing my doctoral dissertation at Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies as a Mellon/ACLS fellow.

Piret Karro

Piret Karro graduated with distinction from the Critical Gender Studies MA program at CEU in 2020. Her MA thesis „You’re being hysterical“ and „This is a witch-hunt“: Discourses discrediting gender in Estonian media was awarded an honorary mention by the Estonian Science Council.