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
Daniela Munteanu (Moldova)
Daniela got my BA in semiotics and MA in Russian Studies at the University of Bologna. Her research topic focuses on Russian intellectual history, identity formation, and nationalism.
Two-year MA representatives
Jordan Voltz (USA)
Jordan graduated with an MA in Medieval History from CEU and served as their student representative (2018-2020). His academic focus is on medievalism and he is currently researching depictions of the Middle Ages in video games from the US and Japan. For his previous MA, he wrote his thesis on the changing meaning of the Árpád stripes (Árpádsávos) during the Middle Ages.
Eri Nishida (Japan)
Eri received her bachelor's degree from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) and she is currently enrolled in the HIPS program with the goal of earning two master's degrees in both TUFS and CEU. She has a keen interest in pedagogy and has obtained a Japanese English teacher license in her undergraduate program.
Tijana Rupčić (serbia)
Tijana graduated with MAs in Ancient History (University of Novi Sad) and History (CEU) and is currently researching the transnational electric grid in the Balkans.
Ivana Pruchova (Czechia)
Ivana pursued her studies at Charles University in Prague and at CEU. She graduated in 2019 with an MA thesis on satirical programs that ran on the Czech public service television in the early post-socialist period. Her PhD research focuses on the labor activism of female textile workers in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Cisleithania. She is a team member of the ZARAH research project: https://zarah-ceu.org.