Doc. PhDr. Kateřina Králová, M.A. Ph.D.

Doc. PhDr. Kateřina Králová, M.A. Ph.D.

Affiliation: Department of Russian and East European Studies, Charles University in Prague

Position: Head of Department of Russian and East European Studies, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: contemporary history, Holocaust and memory studies, post-conflict society, historical migration

Regional focus: Greece, Central and South-East Europe

CONTACT:

Office: J3076 (Jinonice Campus)

Email: kralova@fsv.cuni.cz

Phone: +420 251 080 296

Office Hours:

Summer Semester 2020: Wednesday 14:00-15:30 (please contact me via email kralova@fsv.cuni.cz prior to your consultation to schedule your appointment)

Professional responsibilities

2019 –  4EU+ European University Alliance – program committee member

2018 –  Co-founder & Committee Member of the Herzl Centre of Israel Studies, CUNI

2018 –  Senior research fellow at the Centre for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice, CUNI

2017 – present  Head of Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies, CUNI

2010; 2012-2015 Vice-Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, CUNI

2010 – 2017     Post-doc research fellow at the Centre for Collective Memory Research, CUNI


Education

Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), Faculty of Social Sciences / Institute of International Studies, Habilitation (Associate Professor), 2020

Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), Faculty of Social Sciences / Institute of International Studies, Ph.D., 2010

Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), Faculty of Social Sciences / Institute of International Studies, PhDr., 2007

Philipps-Universität, Marburg (Germany), Political Science & German Language and Literature Studies, M.A., 2002

Charles University, Prague, International Area Studies, B.A., 2000


Prizes and awards

  • Honorary Research Associate, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg DE (2018)
  • Learned Society, Under 40 Scientist Awards for 2017, Prague – Czech Republic,
  • Miroslav Ivanov Award for non-fiction literature published in the last three years, Prague (2013)

Research grants

  • PRIMUS Research Programme (2017-2019, 2019-2021) principal investigator [PRIMUS/HUM/12]
    Project title: Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths. Troubled Pasts in the History and Memory of East-Central & South-East Europe (BOHEMs)
  • VITRI Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice (2018-2023) co-investigator [UNCE/HUM/009]
  • ITN-ETN: Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism (2018-21) – H2020-MSCA-ITN - PhD supervisor [FATIGUE, H2020 – No. 765224]
  • U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic, Small Grants Program (2016, 2018)
    PI of the Small Grant for CUNI Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe
  • COST Action: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016-2020), Management Committee member [CA15101 CZ] – Project title: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT)
  • Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) (2016-2018) principal investigator [16-16009S]
    Project title: “We had to live, we had to survive somehow...” Jews in Greece, 1944–2012
  • CENTRAL-Project of DAAD “Strategic Partnership”, HU Berlin (2016-2018, 2019-20)
    Main project partner for International Promotion of Students & Young Researchers Management Committee member with ELTE Budapest, Uni. Warsaw and Uni Wien. 
  • Czech-German Future Fund (2014, 2015, 2016) – PI of multiple international projects in cooperation with Freie Universität Hagen, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and IOS Regensburg in cooperation with Uni Wien.
  • THALIS - Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning", Greece (2012-13)
    Two-year international research and publication grant (co-investigator)
    Project title: Greece from the World War II to the Cold War
  • Specific University Research, Charles University in Prague (2011, 2012, 2013)
    Investigator and main editor of volumes published in Czech, German and Greek
  • Czech Development Agency (ČRA) (2011) principal investigator
    Project title: Support of migration and development studies at universities
  • Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility, Future" (EVZ), Germany (2010-2011)
    Geschichtswerkstatt Europa: ‘Layers of Memory/Remembrance’ research grant. Project title: Sixty Years After. Memory of Greek Civil War Refugees in Czechoslovakia.

Research fellowships

Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg – Germany: Visiting Research Fellows (5/2017, 1/2018, 7/2018)

Sosland Family Fellow, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, Washington D.C. (6/2015-1/2016)

J. William Fulbright Commission, USA: Fulbright-Masaryk Research Scholarship - Yale University (9/2008-5/2009)

Deutscher akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (12/2006 – 1/2007): Research fellowship for completing the PhDr. thesis

Greek State Foundation (IKY), Greece, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (9/2003 – 6/2004): Ph.D. research fellowship


Invited presentations

Three lectures at the USHMM Holocaust Studies Summer Program, Kiev UKR (7/2019) – Invited Speaker // “Traumatized Mother-Child Relation”, NOS-HS Workshop on trauma, Trondheim NO (5/2019) – Invited Speaker // “New Perspectives of Research on Holocaust Survivors in Greece.” Lecture at the ZfA TU Berlin DE (5/2018) – Invited Speaker // “Memories of Oppression” Paper at Beyond Camps and Forced Labour, London UK (1/2018) - Travel Grant Recipient // “Strategies of the Holocaust Survival” Lecture at Yale University USA (11/2017) – Invited Speaker // “Jews between Peoples and Parties” Paper at ASEEES USA (11/2017) // “Unwelcome Neighbors” Paper at Modern Greek Studies Ass. USA (11/2017) // “In the Shade of Eichmann” Paper at CEFRES CZ (11/2017) // “VHA and the Testimonies of Holocaust survivors from Greece.” Lecture at the Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence, AUTH, Thessaloniki GR (6/2017) – Invited Speaker.


Memberships

Scientific societies

Czech Society for Neo-Hellenic Studies

Modern Greek Studies Association

ASEEES

- Greek Oral History Association

Editorial boards & councils:

- Neograeca Bohemica Journal

- Slavonic Review - Journal for the History of CE-, E- and SE-Europe

Journal of Modern Hellenism (SFU, Canada)

- Contemporary Austrian Studies (Advisory Board)


Major publications

  • Králová K. and K. Hofmeisterová (2020): “The Voices of Greek Child Refugees in Czechoslovakia”, forthcoming in Journal of Modern Greek Studies. 
  • Králová, K. (2020): “What is True and What is Right? An Infant Jewish Orphan’s Identity.” Forthcoming in C. Schmidt, S. Bardgett and D. Stone, Beyond Camps and Forced Labour, Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Králová, K., M. Vulesica and G. Antoniou eds. (2019), Diverse Perspectives on Jewish life in Southeast Europe. Abingdon: Routledge. London: Routledge, 144 p.    
  • Králová, K. and J. Kocián (2019): “German Collective Guilt in the Narratives of South-East European Holocaust Survivors.” Forthcoming in C. Molnar and M. Zakić eds., From Berlin to the Bosporus: Entangled German-Balkan Histories in the Twentieth Century. University of Pittsburg Press.
  • Králová, K. (2018): “Being a Holocaust Survivor in Greece: Narratives of the Post-War Period, 1944-1953”. In The Holocaust in Greece, eds. Giorgos Antoniou and A. Dirk Moses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 304-26.
  • Králová, K., M. Vulesica & G. Antoniou eds., “Diverse Perspectives on Jewish life in Southeast Europe”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 17: 2 (2017), 144 p.
  • Králová, K. “The ‘Holocausts’ in Greece: victim competition in the context of postwar compensation for Nazi persecution.” Holocaust Studies 23:1-2 (2017): 149-175.
  • Králová, K. Das Vermächtnis der Besatzung: Deutsch-griechische Beziehungen seit 1940. Köln: Böhlau, 2016, 283 p. Second edition: Das Vermächtnis der Besatzung: Deutsch-griechische Beziehungen seit 1940. Bonn: BPB,2017 - Schriftenreihe (Bd. 10004), 283 p.
  • Králová, K. “In the Shadow of the Nazi Past: Post-War Reconstruction and the Claims of the Jewish Community in Salonika.” European History Quarterly. 46.2 (2016): 262-290.
  • Králová, K., J. Kocian and K. Pikal (eds.). Minderheiten im sozialistischen Jugoslawien. Brüderlichkeit und Eigenheit. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Vlg. 2016, 418 p.
  • Králová, K. and K. Tsivos (eds.). Stegnosan ta dakrya mas. Ellines prosfyges stin Tsechoslovakia. [Our tears dried up: Greek refugees in Czechoslovakia] Athina: Alexandria, 2015, 384 p.
  • Sti skia tis Katochis: Oi ellinogermanikes scheseis tin periodo 1941-2010 [In the Shadow of Occupation: Greek-German Relations, 1941-2010] Athina: Alexandria, 2013, 402 p.

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