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: Associate Professor
Research Interests: contemporary history, Holocaust and memory studies, post-conflict society, historical migration
Regional focus: Greece, Central and South-East Europe
Office: Pekařská 10
Phone: +420 251 080 296
Due to current fellowship abroad, in 2020/21 consultations exclusively online. Please, send an email if you wish to arrange a personal online meeting.
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
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)
- 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.
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, Faculty of Language and Literature / South Slavic Studies, Institute of Slavonic and Hungarian Languages, HU Berlin (DE) (2021–22)
Vienna Wiesenthal Institute (AT) - 2020 – Research Fellow
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
“Scholar vs. activist.” (Online) panel chair, ADHA Columbia University & Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, USA & AT (4/2021) – Invited Speaker // “Breaking out of Silence: Rehabilitation and Compensation of 1944 Distomo Victims.” (Online) keynote, Südosteuropa Gesellschaft, DE (1/2021) – Invited Speaker // “Greek Civil War Refugees in Czechoslovakia.” (Online) talk at Greek Community of Melbourne, AU (11/2020) – Invited Speaker // “Family (Inter)Mission: VWI Fellow in Time of Corona.” (Online) presentation at Memory Off-Site Colloquium, Charles University, CZ (11/2020) – Invited Speaker // “Silenced Memories and Network Dynamics in Holocaust Testimonies.” Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, AT (10/2020) – Invited Speaker // “The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Thessaloniki: A Place of Whose Memory?” (Online) paper at Hegemonic Narratives SEESOX, Oxford University conference (5/2020) – Invited Speaker // 2 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 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.
- Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World (DE)
- International Association for Reconciliation Studies (DE)
- Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (DE)
- Civil Wars Study Group (GR)
- Czech Society for Neo-Hellenic Studies
- Modern Greek Studies Association
- Greek Oral History Association
Editorial boards & councils:
- Kosmas: Journal of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences, Washington, D.C. (USA); Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics (CZ);
- 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)
- Králová, K. (2021), “What is True and What is Right? An Infant Jewish Orphan’s Identity.” In Beyond Camps and Forced Labour, eds. C. Schmidt, S. Bardgett and D. Stone, Palgrave, p. 105-23.
- Králová, K. and J. Kocián (2020), “German Collective Guilt in the Narratives of South-East European Holocaust Survivors.” In From Berlin to the Bosporus: Entangled German-Balkan Histories in the Twentieth Century, eds. C. Molnar and M. Zakić. University of Pittsburg Press, p. 114-33.
- 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.