Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Gender Studies
The PhD program seeks to contribute to the development of studies in gender which are interdisciplinary, integrative, and grounded in analyses of social processes, theories, institutions and the material conditions of life. The program aims to promote the study of gender and its correspondence with categories such as class, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation, and to do research on diversified patterns of social and cultural change. Thus, students are encouraged to understand the complexity of gender. They will combine the critique of androcentrism with a critique of Eurocentric perspectives and epistemologies, particularly—but not exclusively—in Central and Eastern Europe. Within this framework, gender is understood as an element and product of processes of global, regional and local development.
Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive the CEU Doctoral Fellowship for three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds. Further information on financial aid is available at:www.ceu.hu/admissions/financialaid/doctoral. Additional information on CEU’s doctoral programs can be found at: www.ceu.hu/studentlife/students/policies
Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program
The Uses of Comparative and Integrative Perspectives for Women’s and Gender Studies; Research Methods in Gender Studies; Intimacy, Sexuality and Citizenship
Entry Requirements for the Doctoral Program
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and a three-page research proposal. A research focus that complements the orientation of the department and/or faculty research interests is particularly welcome. In order to be eligible for admission into the doctoral program, applicants must hold a graduate (Master’s) degree in any field.