Current project:"The History of Feminist Political Thought and Women’s Rights Discourses in East Central Europe 1929-2001 (HERESSEE)"
Zsófia Lóránd is Assistant Professor at the Department of Contemporary History and RECET at the University of Vienna. Earlier, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of History and Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, and had held positions at the European University Institute in Florence and the Lichtenberg-Kolleg of the University of Göttingen. Her book, The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia focusing on the intellectual history of feminism in the 1970s and 1980s was published in 2018 and got translated into Croatian in 2020. Whilst living in Hungary, she worked for 8 years as an SOS helpline volunteer and trainer in the field of domestic violence. Currently, she is working as PI on her ERC-funded project HERESSEE “The History of Feminist Political Thought and Women’s Rights Discourses in East Central Europe 1929 – 2001”.
- History of feminist political thought and feminist movements
- Intellectual history in East Central Europe in the 20th century
- Feminist political thought
- Conceptual and cultural history of violence
- Women’s art, Women’s literature (mostly 20th century)
- Dissidence, resistance and dissent
- Human rights and democracy
- Cold War history
- The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia. Monograph in the series “Genders and Sexualities in History”. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.
- with Adela Hîncu, Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc, and Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, ed. Texts and Contexts from the History of Feminism and Women’s Rights. East Central Europe, Second Half of the Twentieth Century. Budapest – New York: CEU Press. Forthcoming in 2023.
- “Socialism”, chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Global Feminism, ed. Bonnie G. Smith and Nova Robinson, London: Routledge, 2022. 364-378.
- “International Solidarity as the Cornerstone of the Hungarian Post-War Socialist Women’s Rights Agenda in Women’s Magazines”, International Review of Social History, Vol. 67. Special Issue 30. 2022. 103-129.
- “‘A Politically Non-Dangerous Revolution is Not a Revolution’ – Critical Readings of the Concept of Sexual Revolution by Yugoslav Feminists in the 1970s”, European Review of History / revue européenne d histoire, 22:1 (2015), 120-137.