Mgr. Ondřej Klípa, Ph.D.

Mgr. Ondřej Klípa, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Social cohesion; ethnic conflicts; migration; nationalism; Central and Eastern Europe


Office: no. 226, Pekařská 10


Office Hours: Monday 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM by email appointment only


(2018 -)

Department of Civil Society Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

Assistant Professor

(2017 -)

Department of Russian and East European Studies, International Studies Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Assistant Professor

(2014 - 2017)

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

Research Fellow and Faculty Member

(2013 - 2014)

People in Need NGO, Prague

Project coordinator in the East European Program 

(2006 - 2012)

Office of the Government of the CR, Prague

Expert adviser and a head of unit at the Human Rights Department


Charles University in Prague, International Area Studies, Ph.D., 2013

Charles University in Prague, International Area Studies, B.A. (Bc.), 2005

The University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Political Science, Erasmus exchange, 2004-2005

Charles University in Prague, Ethnology and Slavic Studies (spec. in Polish Language), M.A. (Mgr.), 2005

Jagellonian University (Cracow, Poland), Polish Studies and Ethnology, student exchange on bilateral agreement, CEEPUS scholarship, 2000-2001

Research grants

  • TAČR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic): "Local libraries in the digital age as a tool for the integration of migrants´ children", Principal Investigator, 2020-2023. 
  • GAČR (the Czech Science Foundation): “Made by Polish Comrades. The Stories of Czech Industrial Objects and Polish Guest Workers in Interrelated Perspective”, Principal Investigator, 2019-2021. 
  • Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung, Project title: Cultures in Times of Transition, East Central Europe after 1989. Co-author of the project and investigator, 2016-2017.
  • The Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs, Seed-Money project development grant. Project title: Ukrainian peripheries – Ukraine as a periphery: A borderland in a legal space perspective. Principal investigator, 2016

Research fellowships

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Fellowship for Academic Staff Technical University Dresden, 2019 (June-July).
  • Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship - University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017 (August - December).
  • STIBET Program Scholarship - Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, 2017 (June - October).
  • German Historical Institute in Warsaw, Fellowship, 2017 (April - May).
  • Erasmus Mundus HERMES Scholarship - Belarusian State University, Minsk, 2015 (September - October).
  • Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, European Center for Minority Issues, Flensburg (Germany), 2008.

Recent conferences

“Wrestling with ´Race´: Counting Roma Pupils in Czech Primary School”, a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies, Bucharest, September 3-8, 2018

“A Polish river in the Czech lands? A Contested Hydronym in Ethnic Minority Discourse“, a paper presented at a conference „Interfacing Minorities: Creative Hybridity and Unexpected Environments“, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo Akademi Minority Research Profile & Coimbra Group, Turku, March 8-9, 2018

“Labour Migration within the Soviet Bloc: Polish Workers in Czechoslovakia and the GDR”, a paper presented at a conference “Labour Migration between East and West. Guest Workers in Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s”, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague, February 27-28, 2018

“Escape from Coercion and Control: Polish Women Workers in Communist Czechoslovakia”, a paper presented at the ASEEES Convention, Chicago, November 9-12, 2017

"Where are the nation´s borders? Ethnic migration to Poland after 1989", Vierter Kongress Polenforschung. Grenzen im Fluss, Deutsches Polen Institut, Frankfurt (Oder), March 23-26, 2017


Member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Selected publications

1. Keck-Szajbel, Mark; Klípa, Ondřej; Simmeth, Alexander (eds.): Cultures in Times of Transition.East Central Europe after 1989, Slubice: Piktogram Polska, 2018

2. Klípa, Ondřej: Chasing "Statistical Roma": Ethnic Data Collection in Czech Primary Schools, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe Vol. 16, No. 1, 2017, 32-50

3. Klípa, Ondřej: Identifying of European Roma-Gypsy groups with the term "Roma". Towards consensus?, Wschodnioznawstwo 2016/1, 203-217

4. Klípa, Ondřej: Review: Yoav Peled, The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy. The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland (review), Pol-Int 2017, in:

5. Klípa, Ondřej: Civic Nation Building in Post-Soviet Ukraine: the Role of Ethnic Minorities. In Lytvyn, M. (ed.): Ukraine–Poland: Historical Heritage and Social Consciousness, Volume 9, Lviv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2016, pp. 179-184.

6. Klípa, Ondřej: Ekonomické a kulturní aspekty polské migrace do německého pohraničí. Geografické rozhledy, 26/1, 2016/2017, 24-25

7. Klípa, Ondřej: Protection of the rights of national minorities in the Czech Republic as a prevention of ethnic conflicts? The case of Vietnamese, Wschodnioznawstwo 2015/1, 209-219.

8. Klípa, Ondřej: Migration von Polen nach Deutschland im Kontext des polnischen EU-Beitritts, In: Tim Buchen, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Mark Keck-Szajbel, Katharina K. Kowalski (Hg./red.): Demographischer Wandel in Polen, Deutschland und Europa. Geschichte, Verflechtungen und neue Forschungsperspektiven, Berlin, 2014, s. 75-88, 225-238.