Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is teaching courses on European comparative social and gender history, gender and politics, women’s movements, qualitative methods, oral history, and the Holocaust. Author of 5 books, editor of 31 volumes, as well as 259 articles and chapters in books published in seventeen languages. On the editorial board of 6 international and 2 Hungarian academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor for The European Journal of Women’s Studies.
Andrea Pető has been awarded prestigious research fellowships at multiple institutions including Oxford (1991), IWM in Vienna (1997) and the University of Toronto (2000). During the 2001-2002 academic year she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at EUI. She has participated in several international research networks funded by among others the OTKA (Hungarian National Research Fund), and the Volkswagen Foundation. She has been a leading researcher in projects funded by the EU 5th, 6th, 7th Framework Programs and has been awarded two research grants by the Rothschild Foundation.
She is author, with Ildikó Barna, of Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (2015) and co-editor, with Ayşe Gül Altınay, of Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversation on War, Genocide and Political Violence (2016).
She has an extensive list of publications in internationally renowned e-journals as OpenDemocracy, Queries, Social Europe, Political Critique, Conversations, The Huffington Post, Der Standard and on popular blogs in Hungarian as Galamus, Dinamo, Kettős Mérce, Mandiner contributing to the discussion on progressive politics.
She has been a committee member of the International Society of Cultural History, a board member the Gender Studies Center and Faculty of Philosophy at Sofia University. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Edda, the Centre of Excellence, the University of Iceland, CBEES at Söderthörns University in Stockholm, the Hungarian Historical Association (MTT) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network on Gender and Women (RUSEMEG).
She served as a coordinator of training as a Core Group Member of GenderSte, COST Network of Women in Science, Technology and Environment and member of Horizon2020 Societal Challenge Advisory Group (2014-2016, 2016-2018) and as a member and Vice Chair of Advisory Group on Gender (2014-2016, 2016-2018). She also served board member (2009-2014), co-president (2011-2014) of Atgender, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation.
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.