A postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Czech Literature at the Academy of Sciences (Department for Research Into Literary Culture) and assistant professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Hradec Králové.

I am interested in transnational perspectives on literature, Cold War history, translation studies, and the intersections of literature and race: I am currently finishing a monograph on the allegiances within the 1950s  internationalist networks (focusing on the contacts between African American writers and cultural figures with Czechoslovakia). I am also embarking on a new research project that looks at how whiteness is constructed in texts of Czechoslovak exile authors.

In 2021/2022, I was a Jan Patočka Fellow at IWM in Vienna, a visiting researcher at Northumbria University Newcastle (Anglo-Czech Fund), and a library grant recipient at the library of the John F. Kennedy Institute at Free University Berlin. My prior experiences include a fellowship at CEFRES:  Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (2019-2021), and at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University (as a Fulbright Masaryk scholarship holder in the academic year 2017/2018).

I did my PhD at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague (my supervisor was Justin Quinn). In 2021, I was awarded the Jan Palach Award for the year’s best PhD dissertation at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, the Martin Hilský Award, and, most recently, an honorary mention in the framework of the Charles Bernheimer Prize awarded by the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).

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