Special Presentation


  • APRIL 5, 2012

NOTE  DATE CHANGE: This will be on  THURSDAY not  FRIDAY!!!!!


ANDREA KRISZAN, Research Fellow, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University

            “Institutionalizing Intersectionality? Changing European Equality Policies:

           Comparison of Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.”

THURSDAY 4:30-6:00 p.m.

 Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)

Andrea Krizsan combines academic research, policy advice to government agencies on equality policy and teaching. She is Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies of the CEU since 2001 and teaches at the Department for Public Policy.   In the last years she has worked as consultant in several equality policy related projects with the EU and other international organizations, think tanks and Hungarian government institutions. She is on the Hungarian Senate Committee on Equal Opportunities, a consultant on equality policy related projects for the Hungarian government and the EU, including the EU Parliament FEMM Committee, coordinated by Sylvia Walby. She is lead researcher in the European Commission comparative project on Gender + Equality Policies in Europe (QUING). She has worked on the role of feminist NGOs and transnational advocacy networks in bringing about policy change in post-communist Europe. She was the host and organizer of 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender of the ECPR Standing Group on Politics and Gender, Budapest, in January 2011.

She has published very widely on comparative research in equality policy covering gender, ethnicity, disability and intersectional inequalities.  In 2011 alone she mentored a project at Tbilisi University in Georgia for the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net to combat domestic violence in Georgia, worked for the European Institute for Gender Equality in Stockholm, and for the EU Commission on the role of men in gender equality. She has worked on gender mainstreaming and was a member of the Gender Mainstreaming Expert Group of the European Institute for Gender Equality in 2010.

She is coeditor of Institutionalizing Intersectionality for Palgrave MacMillan, coming out this year. Recent publication include Traveling Notions of Gender Equality Institutions. Equality Architecture in Central and Eastern European Countries” for a volume Travelling Gender Studies from the women’s center at Humboldt University, and a paper on domestic violence policies in Central and Eastern Europe.

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