Andrea Peto


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Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna Austria and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is teaching courses on European comparative social and gender history, gender and politics, women’s movements, qualitative methods, oral history, and the Holocaust.  Author of 7 monographs, editor of 31 volumes, as well as 266 articles and chapters in books published in 23 languages. Her articles have appeared in leading journals including East European Politics and Society, Feminist Theory, NORA, Journal of Women’s History, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Clio, Baltic Worlds, European Politics and Society, International Women’s Studies Forum, The Journal of Intelligence History.

She is Doctor Honoris Causa of Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. 

In 2005, she was awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by the President of the Hungarian Republic and the Bolyai Prize by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2006. In 2018 she was awarded the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. 

She is on the editorial board of 6 international and 2 Hungarian academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor for The European Journal of Women’s Studies.

She is serving on the Scientific Council of Foundation of Progressive Studies and in the European Feminist Platform  of the Böll Foundation in Brussels.

She has also been a guest professor at the universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, Novi Sad, Stockholm and Frankfurt. She was a distinguished fellow at Institute of Contemporary History, München and ZIF of University of Bielefeld.

Her recent monograph is Forgotten Massacre: Budapest 1944. (DeGruyter, 2021) and The Women of the Arrow Cross Party. Invisible Hungarian Perpetrators in the Second World War. (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2020). She is author, with Ildikó Barna, of Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (2015) and co-editor, with Ayşe Gül Altınay, of Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversation on War, Genocide and Political Violence (2016) and edited the volume on War in the Interdisciplinary Handbook: Gender series (Macmillan, 2017).

She has an extensive list of publications in internationally renowned e-journals as OpenDemocracy, Queries, Social Europe, Political Critique, Conversations, The Huffington Post, Der Standard , Project Syndicate, Geschichte de Gegenwart, Public Seminar and on popular blogs in Hungarian as GalamusDinamo, Kettős Mérce, Mandiner contributing to the discussion on progressive politics.

She served as a coordinator of training as a Core Group Member of GenderSte, COST Network of Women in Science, Technology and Environment and member of Horizon2020 Societal Challenge Advisory Group (2014-2016, 2016-2018) and as a member and Vice Chair of Advisory Group on Gender (2014-2016, 2016-2018). She also served board member (2009-2014), co-president (2011-2014) of Atgender, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation.

In the Hungarian Academy of Sciences she is the chair of the subcommittee on history of Second Word War, member of the Presidential Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences on Female Researcher’s and Life Course and Committee on History of Life Sciences. She serves in the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (2018-2023).



Dr. Sc. Doctor of Science, 2014, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. habil. Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 2005
Ph.D. (Doctor universitatis) summa cum laude, in Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 2000
Doctor universitatis (Ph.D) Summa cum laude, in Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1992
M.A. sociology, Marx University of Economics, Budapest, 1989 with honours
M.A. history, culture and civilization, State Licence, 1987 with honours, Eötvös University, Budapest

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