Dr Kateřina Lišková

Curriculum Vitae

2015-present: Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, Germany
2007-present: Assistant Professor, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
2012-2013: Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University, New York, USA
2010: Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, USA
2007: Ph.D. in Sociology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
2005-2007: Researcher and Instructor, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
2003-2004: Fulbright Visiting Scholar, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
2001: M.A. in Sociology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Research Project at the Kolleg

Sexuality constitutes one of the most important terrains in the larger societal project of modernity. By tracing sexual meanings and practices as they change across time and place, one can grasp the changing accents of modern societies. If we add science, the utmost contemporary social authority, we arrive at a potent mix that forms one of the foundations of our everyday world. My proposed project analyzes sexuality and gender as these were formed by the discipline of sexology under state socialism. With primary focus on Czechoslovakia (1948-89), this project aims to place sexual regimes within broader socio-historical processes occurring in the second half of the twentieth century in East Central and Southeastern Europe.
This proposed research focuses on three sets of questions: the first exploring the institutionalization and practical impact of Czechoslovak sexology in the communist period (1948-89) and its influence on shaping gendered understandings of individuals and interpersonal relations, the second analyzing the broader political, academic and intellectual environment (i.e. medicine, criminology, pedagogy, the law) Czechoslovak sexology was embedded in, and the third analyzing these developments in comparative perspective.

Main areas of research

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Sociological Theory
  • Family and the Social Organization of Intimacy
  • Sociology of Medicine- Social Delinquency
  • Migration and the Labor Market

Positions and Memberships

  • 2012-2014: Member of the Czech Science Foundation - Standard Research Grant (Project Educational Strategies of Migrant Children and Children from Ethnic Minorities)
  • 2009, 2011: Member of the Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration (IVRIS), research team Family and the Processes of Reproduction
  • 2006-2008: Member of the Czech Science Foundation - Standard Research Grant (Project Educational Choices and Opportunities in the Labor Market from the Gender Perspective)
  • 2005-2008: Member of the National Research Program, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic (Project Family, Occupation and Education)