Prof. Eva Fodor
Eva Fodor is our research partner in Hungary.
Eva Fodor is associate professor of Gender Studies at the CEU and the Academic Director of CEU Institute for Advanced Studies. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California in Los Angeles and works in the field of comparative inequalities. She is interested in how and why gender differences in the labor market and elsewhere are reshaped, renegotiated and reproduced in different societies. Her book, “Working Difference” compares the organizing principles and everyday practices of state socialist and capitalist gender regimes in Hungary and Austria between the late 1940s and 1990s. Her more recent work explores labor market gender inequalities with special attention to the key institutions which maintain and redesign it: employment and welfare state policies. Moreover she compares post-communist EU member states and examines the relationship between gender differences in poverty and the ways in which countries are integrated into the global capitalist economy. She uses a variety of methods for her analysis, including historical archival research, qualitative interviews and high tech quantitative analyses of large datasets.