I am a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Researcher at the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University. Using various methods and tools, such as ethnography, social networks analysis, photovoice, or GPS tracking, my research is focused on the comparative study of architecture/design and poverty, informality and city, and the temporal, spatial, and social dimensions of street culture. I have held visiting positions at Columbia University (Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship), Universidad del Rosario (Research Fellowship) and Central European University (Junior Core Fellowship). 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Researcher

2021 – 2024: Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

Senior Researcher (unpaid leave)

2017 – present: Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague 

Assistant Professor

2014 – 2019: Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove (part time)

Postdoctoral Fellow 

2013 – 2016: Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

External Lecturer

2013: Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove

External Lecturer 

2013: Department of Social Sciences, University of Pardubice, Pardubice

 

Research Assistant 

2012: Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Ethnology 

2008 – 2013: Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

 

Mgr. (M.A.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology

2006 – 2008: Department of Anthropology and History, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

 

Bc. (B.A.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology

2003 – 2006: Department of Anthropology and History, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

FELLOWSHIPS

Visiting Scholar (Weatherhead Scholars Program)

2021 – 2022: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge

sponsor: Prof. Diane E. Davis

Junior Core Fellow

2020 – 2021: Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest

Visiting Research Fellow

2019: Department of Sociology, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá

sponsor: Dr. Oscar Javier Maldonado Castaneda

Fulbright-Masaryk Fellow

2017 – 2018:  Department of Sociology, Columbia University in the City of New York

sponsor: Prof. Saskia Sassen

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate

2013: Methodology of Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, University of Pardubice (Czech)

 

Undergraduate

2018: Qualitative Methodology, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech)


2016 – 2017: Sociology of Post-socialism, Department of Sociology, University of Hard Kralove (English)

2013 – 2016: Qualitative Methodology, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech)


2015: Urban Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech language)

2015: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech)


2015: Readings of Current Sociological Papers, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech)

2014: Research Activities, Department of Sociology, University of Hradec Kralove (Czech)

FUNDING AND AWARDS RECEIVED (COMMON PRICES)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship ($289,700)

2021 – 2024: European Commission, Research Executive Agency (H2020-MSCA-IF-2020)

 

Junior Core Fellowship ($18,200)

2020/2021: Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest

Visiting Research Fellowship ($3,500)

2019: Universidad del Rosario, Bogota

Otto Wichterle Award ($13,600)

2018: Czech Academy of Sciences

Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship ($36,500)

2017/2018: Fulbright Commission Czech Republic

Postdoctoral Support for Internal Resources ($41,600)

2015  2016: Czech Academy of Sciences

Research project ($137,500; PI)

2015 –  2017: Czech Science Foundation, project: Time and Space of Homeless Persons in a Post-Socialistic City: A Comparison of Prague and Pilsen (GA15-17540S)

Research project ($1150; PI)

2012: University of West Bohemia, project: Phenomenon of homelessness in the post-socialistic Czech Republic

 

Research project ($7700; co-investigator)

2011:  financed by University of West Bohemia, project: Criminalizing the Poor in Czech Republic: Media, Marginalized Agents and Strategies of Penal State (SGS-2011-074, PI: Marek Jakoubek)

Research project ($12800; co-investigator)

2010: University of West Bohemia, project: Social Networks and Strategy of Homeless within Urban Space (SGS-2010-023, PI: Ladislav Tousek)

Jan Hus Foundation Scholarship ($3,000)

2013: Jan Hus Educational Foundation, Czech Republic

 

Talent Scholarship ($500)

2012: Motivation grant, University of West Bohemia

Freemover Scholarship ($750)

2011: University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Research project ($1000; individual researcher)

2009: Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia, project: Homelessness in Micro/macro Perspective

 

Talent Scholarship ($500)

2008: Motivation Grant University of West Bohemia, Pilsen