Student Representatives are democratically elected from the MA and PhD stuents in each department at Central European University and are responsible for raising issues related to academic and student life at CEU. In the History Department, CEU students elect Student Representatives at the beginning of each academic year. One-year MA students elect two Student Representatives, and the two-year MA students elect one new and one returning student. PhD students elect three Student Representatives—two first-year students and one returning student. At the History Department, Student Representatives take part in faculty meetings and serve as a liaison between students and faculty.
The Student Union Assembly (SUA), the highest decision-making body of the Student Union, is elected by the Student Representatives from all Departments. If History Student Representatives are elected, they are eligible to participate in other university-wide committees that require student representation and are required to attend SUA meetings, with full voting rights. Student Union Representatives also are involved in supporting and initiating student activities at CEU, from research groups to social experience. For more information about the Student Union, please see https://www.ceu.edu/student-union/about-us
For the History Department, Student Representatives prepare a memorandum after each History faculty meeting with relevant information for the students, retain a copy that will be filed by a designated member, and pass on the memos to incoming Student Representatives at the beginning of each academic year. Generally, the issues to be noted can be categorized as follows: History Department initiatives and projects; University-wide issues; Student initiatives and requests; Academic fairness and transparency; Gender equality and harassment of any kind; Relationship with the Department Ombudsperson.
Student Representatives maintain contact with the Department Ombudsperson and also enable other students to do so. They also help support students’ academic and social initiatives at the History Department. In sum, Student Representatives are expected to be in constant dialogue with their represented student body, regularly attend meetings, and inform the students about issues and changes related to academic and student life at CEU.
ONE-YEAR MA REPRESENTATIVES
IVETA GOGAVA (GEORGIA)
Iveta graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Center for Social Sciences MSoSC Programme "Transformation in the South Caucasus" in 2012. She currently studies Soviet Remembrance of 1930s Stalin's Terror in Georgia. Her research interests include Soviet history, Soviet Remembrance, Memory Politics and Oral History.
MARKO MILOŠEV (SERBIA)
I got my BA at the History Department, University of Belgrade, and my MA at the University of Novi Sad, specialising in history of inter-war Yugoslavia. I worked as a teacher for several years before coming to CEU. My interests include history of Yugoslavia and nationalist and fascist groups from the country.
Two-year MA representatives
GALIYA KHASSENKHANOVA (KAZAKHSTAN)
Galiya got her BA in History and Culture from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. She currently is working on evacuation of Soviet film industry to Central Asia during World War II.
SAm huckleberry (USA)
Sam graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in History and Middle Eastern Languages. He is currently researching comparative notions of charisma, sovereignty, and institution building in the Ottoman and Safavid Empires.
IVANA MIHAELA ŽIMBREK (CROATIA)
Ivana graduated with a BA and an MA in Art History and Comparative Literature from the University of Zagreb. She is currently doing research on consumerist culture in Socialist Yugoslavia.
ORSOLYA sudar (Hungary)
Orsi completed both her BA and MA in English and American Studies. Her dissertation project is on urban development, collective memory, and historical revisionism in places of conflict. She is a SUPERA Project Ambassador and the representative of the same project in the Student Union.
Una Blagojević (serbia)
Una graduated with MAs in Philosophy (KU Leuven) and History (CEU) and is currently researching the intellectual history of socialist Yugoslavia.