Andrea Krizsan is a Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute and Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and the Gender Studies Department. She is interested in understanding policy change in countries of Central and Eastern Europe. She works on different equality policy fields including gender equality policy, policies on gender based violence, policies addressing ethnic inequalities and intersectionality. Her current research aims to analyze the politics of policy backsliding in times of crisis and illiberal democracy and forms of resistance to such reversal. Her most recent book on the topic with Conny Roggeband on opposition to the Istanbul Convention and its consequences is forthcoming with Palgrave in 2021. She also co-edited with Abels, MacRae and van den Vleuten the Routledge Handbook on Politics and Gender published in March 2021. She is the recepient of the inaugural Emma Goldman Award for her substantial contributions to the study of feminist and inequality issues in Europe. Her previous publications include a book with C.M. Roggeband which analysed domestic violence policy reforms in five Central and Eastern European countries (Routledge, 2018), articles in Politics and Governance, European Journal of Politics and Gender, Violence against Women, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Politics, and Journal for Ethnic and Minority Studies and chapters in several edited volumes. She edited volumes on gendering democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe (2019, with Roggeband), a on women's movements mobilizing for policy change (2015), on institutionalizing intersectionality and the changing nature of European equality regimes (with J. Squires and H. Skjeie, 2012) and on ethnic monitoring and data collection (2001). Besides her academic work Andrea also acts as the Chair of the CEU Senate Equal Opportunity Committee and she leads the CEU team of the SUPERA Project - Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia.
Andrea has a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University.