Affiliated Member


Nicole Ann Butterfield

email:nicolebutterfield at

PhD in Comparative Gender Studies, 2014
Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Hungary
Dissertation: “LGBT Advocacy at the Intersection of Transnational and Local Discourses on Sexual Identity, Human Rights, and the Struggles for Citizenship Rights in Croatia”
MA in Gender Studies, 2007
Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Hungary
BA in History, 2001
History Department, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio, USA

Research Areas
Civil Society and LGBT Activism
Sexual Citizenship 
Human Rights 
Feminist Theorizations of Identity and Collectivity

Publication (selected):
Sexual Rights as a Tool for (Re)Interpreting Human Rights and Transforming European Identity: Discourses of Identity in Activists’ Struggles for Rights and Recognition of Sexual Minorities in Croatia." 2013. In Andrea P. Balogh and Narcisz Fejes (eds), Queer Visibility in Post-socialist Cultures. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect.
“Professionalization in Sexual Politics and Activism in Croatia.” Southeastern Europe (Submitted for Review).

Full Doctoral Fellowship, Gender Studies, CEU, Budapest, 2007-2011
Doctoral Research Support Grant, CEU, Budapest, Visiting Scholar Duke University, Aug-Dec 2009
Academic Pro-Rector's Excellence Award, MA level,   in Gender Studies, CEU, 2006

Courses Taught 
Race/Ethicity, Class and Gender; Gender Relations in/by the Media; Representations of Non-normative Sexualities in Contemporary Series; Introduction to Gender Studies; Academic Composition; Communication Skills



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