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Lóránd, Zsófia

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

Central European University, Hungary


I defended my doctoral dissertation at the History Department of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and was awarded a summa cum laude distinction. The dissertation is on the intellectual history of feminism in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. I hold MA degrees in comparative literature, political science and English literature and linguistics from the Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE) in Budapest, and comparative East European history from the History Department at CEU.

Until September 2015 I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the PASTS Inc. of CEU.

My main research interest is the intellectual history of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe and the conceptual and cultural history of violence and women’s rights. My publications include articles on the history of feminist political thought in Croatia and Serbia after 1991, the problems of a missing women’s perspective in the nationalist commemorations of Hungarian history, the concept of the sexual revolution in Yugoslavia, among others.

I have taught courses in feminist theory, women’s literature and feminist political thought in East Central Europe at BA and MA levels.

Besides my academic work, I was the project leader of the JAK–Solitude residential art programme between 2005 and 2014. From 2007 to 2014 I was the editor of BÓRA Books, a fiction series publishing South Slavic women’s literature in the Hungarian language. I am also an SOS helpline volunteer of NANE, the Hungarian feminist organisation focusing on domestic violence, and a trainer in the field of gender based and domestic violence.
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