Areas of interest

Social and cultural history of Europe in the 20th century, gender studies, the Holocaust, oral history


Dr. habil. Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 2005
Ph.D. (Doctor universitatis) summa cum laude, in Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 2000
Doctor universitatis (Ph.D) summa cum laude, in Contemporary history, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1992
M.A. sociology, Marx University of Economics, Budapest, 1989 with honours
M.A. history, culture and civilization, State Licence, 1987 with honours, Eötvös University, Budapest
Dr. Sc. Doctor of Science, 2014, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Hungarian Republic with the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of The Republic of Hungary (Magyar Koztarsasagi Erdemrend Tisztikeresztje) (2005) Bolyai Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2006)


Prof. Dr habil. Andrea Pető is an associate professor at the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University where she is teaching courses on social and cultural history of Europe. 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). Presently she is working on gendered memory of WWII and political extremisms.

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Courses taught

Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Holocaust and Memory

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