PhD candidate in History, Charles University Prague
Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2015 – February 2016)
The Intellectual History of Czech Democratic Left (1968 – 1998)
My project analyzes the intellectual development of the Czech Left after 1968 up to present day. The central concerns of my work are to trace what happened to the project of democratic socialism during the twenty-two years of the so-called “normalization”of the 1970s and 1980s,and how the Czech Left and its expectations shifted in the context of the intellectual and political changes that occurred across Europe during the same period.