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Central European University
gender, politics, illiberalism, gender studies, Hungary, cultural history, memory, cultural memory, memory politics, Holocaust, qualitative methods, sociali history, Central Europe, far right politics, political extremism, fascism, gender history, women's history, oral history,
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Andrea PETŐ is a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, a Doctor of Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has edited fifteen volumes in English, seven volumes in Hungarian and two in Russian. Her works have appeared in 17 different languages. She has also been a guest professor at the universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, Novi Sad, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Her books include: Women in Hungarian Politics 1945-1951 (Columbia University Press/East European Monographs New York, 2003), Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk. Studien zur Geschichte Ungarns, Bd. 12. (Gabriele Schäfer Verlag, 2007) and together with Ildikó Barna, Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (Politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten. Gondolat, Budapest, 2012 and 2015 by CEU Press). Her recent book is co-edited with Ayse Gül Altinay: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016. She serves as an associate editor for the European Journal of Women’s Studies.

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.

Presently Prof. Petö is working on gendered memory of WWII and political extremisms.

Recent Publications

Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016.

Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe. eds. Michaela Köttig, Renate Bitzan, Andrea Petö , Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Andrea Pető, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krauska (eds.) Women and Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges. CEU Press, Budapest, 2017.

Revisionist histories, ‘future memories’: far-right memorialization practices in Hungary.” in European Politics and Society, 2017.1. 41-51.

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