Dr. Alexandra Ghiț

Dr. Alexandra Ghiț

Alexandra Ghiț is a researcher in the History of Feminist Political Thought and Women’s Rights Discourses in East Central Europe 1929-2001 (HERESSEE) project at the University of Vienna. In 2020-2023, she was postdoctoral researcher in the ZARAH project, on women’s labour activism, at Central European University. She has a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies (CEU, 2020). She has a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies (CEU Budapest, 2020). Her first monograph, Welfare Work Without Welfare, is currently under review. She has taught at CEU and at the Asian University of Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Within the HERESSEE project, she will be researching pacifist and antimilitarist women's political thought in Eastern Europe, from the 1920s to the 1950s, with a focus on Romania.

Research interests: 

  • Gender and women's history
  • History of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • History of left-wing social movements
  • Women's labor history
  • History of welfare and social policy

Recent publications:

"Gendered Work, Skill, and Women's Labor Activism in Romanian Tobacco Factories from the 1920s to the 1960s". International Labor and Working-Class History 104 (2023), 11-31. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0147547923000212

“The Treacherous Trade Unionist: Paraschiva B. Ion and Labour activism in the Romanian Tobacco Sector, 1920s to 1940s.” Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 31 (2023) 2. https://doi.org/10.1080/25739638.2023.222751

Through the Prism of Gender and Work: Women’s Labour Struggles in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond, 19th and 20th Centuries. 2024. Leiden: Brill. (Co-edited with Selin Çağatay, Olga Gnydiuk, Veronika Helfert, Ivelina Masheva, Zhanna Popova, Jelena Tešija, Eszter Varsa, and Susan Zimmermann.)

“Professionals’ and Amateurs’ Pasts: A Decolonizing Reading of Post-War Romanian Histories of Gendered Interwar Activism.” European Review of History. Revue Européenne d’histoire 25, no. 1 (2018): 21–44. https://doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2017.1376619