Gender Studies

Feminist and Social Theories; Gender Dimensions of Post-State Socialism; Nationalism, the State, Citizenship and Imperialism; Political and Economic Transnational Processes; Intersections of Identities (e.g. race, class, sexuality); Feminist Knowledge Production; Sexuality and Queer Theory; Politics of Memory; Women's and Social Movements; Literary and Cultural Studies; Women's History.

Established as part of the EU Erasmus programme, the MATILDA European Master in Women’s and Gender History is designed for students wishing to develop expertise in women’s and gender history, as well as European history, and who are interested in intercultural exchange.

The programme of study is spread over two years, includes 120 ECTS points, and links five leading European universities in an exciting, innovative and unique venture. Students can expect to study at least two different partner institutions (a ‘home’ and a ‘host’ institution), choosing from among the following:

* University of Vienna (coordinating institution)
* The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest
* The Universite Lumiere Lyon 2
* The University of Nottingham
* The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

The program aims at developing independent and critical thinkers with a broad basic knowledge of gender studies. A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to gender is stressed as a key element of social and symbolic order at both local and global levels. In keeping with these goals, the program introduces students to major theoretical and methodological approaches to gender studies from a range of disciplines. Fellowships and tuition waivers are available.

The program offers a comprehensive focus of study for students with a first degree in a traditional discipline and some prior knowledge in gender analysis. Students undertake coursework in an interdisciplinary range of mandatory and elective classes that examine gender in symbolic, social and theoretical terms. Coursework is followed by an independent, original research component—a Master’s thesis written under the supervision of two faculty members. Fellowships and tuition waivers are available.

Academic rank: 
Research Fellow
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Center for European Union Research (CEUR)

Andrea Krizsan is Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies since 2001. Her main research interests include equality policy, the politics of violence against women, policy change in Central and Eastern Europe and the role of non-conventional policy actors. She teaches Politics of Gender based Violence and Comparative Equality Policy.

Academic rank: 
University Professor
Position (magyar): 
egyetemi tanár
Department of Gender Studies
Department of History
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