International Women’s Day 2022

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Celebrating the achievements of women at the EUI


This week at the Library we celebrated International Women’s Day on our social media platforms. We highlighted the works of three different Professors that worked at the EUI, some of which were pioneers on their studies about gender.


Victoria de Grazia

Victoria de Grazia was a Jean Monnet Fellow first and then Professor at the EUI Department of History and Civilisation from 2002 to 2007. She was trained mainly in the United States at Smith College and Columbia University from which she received her MA and PhD in 1976 and she then taught at Columbia University.Her particular fields of expertise fall under the “politics of consent,” and she has written widely on mass and popular culture, consumption, and gender in Italy and Europe more generally.From 1997 to 2002, she was the Chair of the Council for European Studies, a U.S. based trans-Atlantic organization, mainly funded by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. designed to support scholarly networks dedicated to the study of contemporary Europe.


Yota Kravaritou

Yota Kravaritou was Professor at the EUI from 1991 to 1999. Her teaching and research were focused on comparative law and European social law, with a particular interest in gender as well as female labour.During her time at the EUI, she directed the European Forum on “Gender and the Use of Time” ( 1994-95) along with the well-known historian of gender Olwen Hufton. And in 1998 she held a conference on “Law and Love on the European Union”, which was part of a much larger project she directed.


Adrienne Héritier

Adrienne Héritier is Professor Emerita at the SPS Department. She held a joint chair with the Social and Political Sciences Department at the EUI since 2003. She was a Director of the Max Planck Project Group for ‘Common Goods: Law, Politics, and Economics’ in Bonn from 1999 to 2003.Before that, from 1995 to 1999, she held a chair in public policy at the EUI. She is a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a member of the Academia Europea. In 1994, she was awarded (jointly with Helmut Willke) the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize for research, by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.Prof. Héritier’s research focuses on European policy-making, comparative public policy, European decision making processes, theories of institutional change and deregulation and re-regulation and new modes of governance. She has been awarded the doctor honoris causa at the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve.

Find her EUI page here.


If you are interested, you can find some of their works on our collection!