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MATILDA Faculty CEU, Budapest

At the CEU, Matilda is offered by the Departments of Gender Studies and History together, and in cooperation with the Department of Medieval Studies. Francisca de Haan and Susan Zimmermann are MATILDA directors at the CEU. 

Francisca de Haan is a professor of gender studies and history at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU. Her research interests are inter/transnational women’s movements, 19th and 20th centuries; Left-wing women’s political activism; the Cold War and gender; and women’s archives. She is founding editor of Aspasia: The International Yearbook for Women´s and Gender History of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe  (see journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/), and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Women’s History, the Women’s History Review, and l’Homme: Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichts¬wissenschaft/European Review of Feminist History. From 2005 to 2010 she served as Vice-President of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. E-Mail: dehaanf@ceu.edu

Susan Zimmermann is University Professor and teaches in both the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of History. She has taught classes on international history, the gender history of Central Europe, welfare and social protection, and courses aimed at rethinking history and gender studies from a decentralizing global perspective. She is currently working on a book entitled International Labour Standards, Women’s Work, and Unequal Development. The ILO, woman internationalists, and globalizing gender politics, 1919-1939. E-Mail: zimmerma@ceu.edu

The list below is a sample of other CEU faculty whose classes are open to Matilda students.

For more info on the CEU Gender Studies faculty, see gender.ceu.edu/faculty

For more info on the CEU History Department faculty, see history.ceu.hu/faculty

For more on info on the CEU Department of Medieval Studies faculty, see medievalstudies.ceu.edu/people

Éva Fodor is Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU, and founding director of the CEU Institute for Advanced Studies (until the AY 2015-2016). Her research and academic teaching focus on social inequalities; gender and work; poverty and welfare; gender policy.

Elissa Helms is Associate Professor and Departmental Head at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU. Her research and academic teaching focus on gender, nationalism and ethnicity; gender in Muslim societies; NGOs and social/political activism; gender and ethnic violence; ethnography of post-conflict and post-socialist societies (Central / Eastern Europe, former Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosniacs).

Constantin Iordachi is Associate Professor in the Department of History, CEU, co-director of Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, CEU, and associate editor of the Journal EAST CENTRAL EUROPE/L’EUROPE DU CENTRE-EST. His research and academic teaching focus on theory, methods and case studies in social history; comparative approaches to historical research; comparative perspectives on totalitarianism and mass politics (with a focus on fascism and communism); nationalism, citizenship and minorities in modern Central and Southeast Europe.

Gerhard Jaritz is a professor in the Department of Medieval Studies. His research and teaching interests include the history of everyday life in the Middle Ages; history of visual culture; and gender history.

Emese Lafferton is assistant professor at the Department of History. Her research interests include: the history of life sciences, psychiatry, eugenics, racial thinking, evolutionary theories, hereditary theories, physical anthropology and ethnography; the history of science, empire, and nationalism; and the history and sociology of medicine.

Jasmina Lukic is Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU. Her research and academic teaching focus on transnational women’s literature; literary theory; feminist 

Andrea Petö is Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, CEU. Her research and academic teaching focus on qualitative methods and feminist pedagogy; women in Hungarian politics; gender and conservatism; gender and the Holocaust. She is on the editorial board of numerous historical and women´s history journals and is president of the gender and women´s history section of the Hungarian Historical Association, as well as of the Feminist Section of the Hungarian Sociological Association.

Marianne Saghy is Associate Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies, CEU. She specializes in Late Antiquity and medieval European history. Her research and academic teaching focus on the interplay of the sacred and the profane in Medieval Latin literature; church, state, bishops and power in Late Antiquity; martyrdom and monasticism; women and Christianity. She is also a member of the International Association of Patristic Studies.

Ilona Sarmany-Parsons is recurrent Visiting Professor at the Department of History, CEU. Her research and academic teaching focus on cultural/art history and urban planning, 17th-20th centuries, with a specific focus on Central Europe. She has also co-curated exhibitions in Vienna, Berlin and Budapest.

Eszter Timár is assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies, CEU. Her research and academic teaching focus on queer theory; philosophy of rights; emergence of LGBT movements; deconstruction.

Carsten Wilke is Associate Professor in the Dept. of History and Medieval Studies. His academic background combines a training in Jewish Studies, obtained at the University of Cologne and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a diploma in comparative Religious Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études of Paris. Most of his publications are contributions to the intellectual and cultural history of European Jewry, with focus areas in medieval Jewish exegesis and mysticism, Jewish-Christian relations, early modern Iberian crypto-Judaism, and nineteenth century religious modernization.

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