Professor of Government and Law
103 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights


  • M.A., University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University

Katalin Fabian earned her university diploma from the University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary and she obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She has held research positions at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center in Mt. Holyoke, MA and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. Professor Fabian teaches international and comparative politics, focusing on European integration, Eastern European politics, international conflicts and their resolutions, and transnational social movements. Her research focuses on how women and their organizations participate in the new democracies of postcommunist countries. Her publications include: “Globalization: Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe” (Elsevier, 2007); “Contemporary Women’s Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality” (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).