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.
Position: 
Junior Research Fellow
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)

Jelena Jovanovic is a linguist and an expert in Women and Gender Studies. She obtained her master degrees at University of Novi Sad (Serbia), Central European University (Hungary) and University of Hull (UK). Her research interests are focused on the concepts of intersectionality (gender and ethnicity) and identity, as well as on critical analysis of academic and media discourses on Romani women. At CPS she will pursue a 6-month project that aims to evaluate the participation of Romani and women’s organizations in combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia.

Date: 
Thursday, 6 November, 2014 - 17:30 - 21:00
Event type: 
Workshop
Alumni Office
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 12
Room: 
226, 101

Martin Kahanec appointed a member of Expert Panel of the Czech Council for Research, Development and Innovation

Professor Martin Kahanec (Public Policy) has been appointed a member of Expert Panel of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation, a Czech governmental body for the evaluation of research output in Social Sciences.

The Panel will identify those pieces of Czech research that are of major importance to their field, i.e., scientific output of the highest originality and impact on the international scientific community. 

Following upon her MA on bisexuality in contemporary Hungary, Katalin Rahel’s research is focused on the ways in which attractions towards both women and men represent shifts in sexuality and are integrated into life stories in narrative interviews. Her interest in sexual subjectivity formation covers fields of queer theory, performativity, and narrativity. She holds MAs in Sociology, Aesthetics, and Gender Studies.

Position: 
Doctoral Candidate

Marianna specializes in posthumanism, animal studies, queer theory, and philosophy of science. Marianna's current project, entitled “Queer(ing) Naturecultures: The Study of Zoo Animals,” examines how the concepts of nature, animality, and humanness have been and continue to be constructed in relation to gender and sexuality through the establishment of the modern zoological gardens. Marianna holds MAs in Philosophy and Gender Studies.

Position: 
Intern
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)

Allison Beresford is a 2014 summer intern at the Center for Policy Studies. She is an MA student at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on EU gender policy, agricultural and rural development in Central and Eastern Europe, and Hungarian social policy.

Department of Gender Studies

Stanimir Panayotov holds a BA in Philosophy and MA in Philosophy and Gender Studies. His PhD project deals with Plato's natural philosophy and cosmology and the problem of female embodiment in Neoplatonist cosmology. The project seeks to compare attitudes toward embodiment/the body in Neoplatonism and contemporary forms of realism, especially with regards to concepts such as chora, the One, Indefinite Dyad.

Position: 
Doctoral Candidate

Frank G. Karioris has a BA in History, Education, and Broad Field Social Studies; and an MA in Social Development, where his thesis focused on 'Third Gender' identities and its intersection with sexuality. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Gender Studies with a Specialization in Sociology and Social Anthropology. His Doctoral project focuses on male homosociality in an all-male university at a US university.

Adriana specializes in research on gender and sexuality in the Middle East. Through ethnographic research in Beirut, Lebanon, she is exploring the mechanisms of gendering political activisms, including the interactions between politics of queer (in)visibility and sexual identity formations and negotiations. In particular, she examines the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon as well as the regimes of NGOization as two key processes that are restructuring Lebanese identity politics. She was a Teaching Assistant for the course "Gender, Conflict and Peace".
She has previously worked with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in their Middle East Office, and most recently served as a consultant in the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). Feel free to contact her!

Date: 
Thursday, 28 November, 2013 - 17:30 - 18:30
Event type: 
General
Presenter(s): 
Uku Lember
Department of History
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
203
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