Andrea Pető

Andrea Pető is a historian specialising in gender at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, Austria. Her work on gender, politics, the Holocaust, and war has been translated into 23 languages. Her recent publications include The Women of the Arrow Cross Party: Invisible Hungarian Perpetrators in the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and The Forgotten Massacre: Budapest in 1944 (De Gruyter Oldenburg, 2021).


Studies in Subversion: The Battle Over Higher Education in Europe

Andrea Pető and Éric Fassin on the “culture wars” and the conservative attack on academic freedom.

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Europe Will Not Collapse But It Might Rot From Within

CEU gender studies professor Andrea Pető explores the challenge that illiberal regimes pose for gender equality and the values of modernity.

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“Resistance Alone Is Not Enough” – Women’s Rights and Illiberal Democracies

Andrea Pető, a historian and professor at Hungary's Central European University, discusses the struggles of women’s rights activists and organisations in the context of illiberal governments, arguing that identifying the mechanisms which undermine or threaten to roll back social progress helps us to better understand these forces.

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