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Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.

 

e-mail: uherek@eu.cas.cz

 

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Education, academic degrees, grades

1983 M.A. Culture Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague

1983 PhDr. Culture Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague

1992 CSc.: PhD Ethnology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

2012 Doc.: Associated Professor in Ethnology: Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

 

Affiliation

Since 1983 Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

 

Current position

·         Associated professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague

·         External lecturer of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of Pardubice

·         External lecturer of the University of Economics, Prague

 

Research stays

1993 - 1995 senior research fellow of the Central European University, Center for the Research of Nationalism (head of the department was Professor Ernest Gellner)

1998 Council of Europe - Strasbourg - subject: Roma migrations

2004 University of Leicester – Department of Urban History

 

Research Interests

Romanies, Migration, Minorities, Urban Anthropology, Theory of Ethnicity.

 

Fieldwork experience

Czech Republic (since 1980 continually); Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2011); Kazakhstan (1998, 1999); France (1998); Ukraine (2000, 2001, 2002); Slovakia (2003, 2004, 2008); Croatia (2004); Romania (2005, 2006); Canada (2006, 2010); Indonesia (2008); Serbia (2011); Macedonia (2013)

 

Present-day activities

President of the Czech National Committee of the Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

President of the Czech Association for the Social Anthropology

A member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

A member of the Editorial Board of the Český lid / Ethnological Journal

A member of the Editorial Board of the journal Slovenský národopis / Slovakian ethnology

A member of the Editorial Board of the journal Národopisná revue / Ethnological revue

A member of the Scientific committee of the journal Lidé města /Urban People

A member of European Association of Social Anthropologists

A member of Masaryk's Sociological Society

A member of Royal Anthropological Institute (England)

A contact person in the Czech Republic for the UNESCO programme MOST (1998 – 2004 a member of the IGC; 1999 -2001 vicepresident of the Intergovernmental Council of the program MOST).

A member of Gypsy Lore Society

 

 

Selected research projects

 

Year

Agency

Project number

Name of the project

Research role

Assessment

1996–1998

GA AV ČR

IAA 0058601

Czechs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Principal investigator

Completed

1998–2000

GA ČR

404/98/0809

Migration Bridges: Czechs from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Principal investigator

Completed

1998–2004

UNESCO

MOST

Les mots de la ville

Coordinator for the Czech Republic

Completed

2002

UNHCR

 

Integration of Recognized Refugees in the Czech Republic

Principal investigator

Completed

2004

UNHCR

 

Lending Money in Roma Communities

Principal investigator

Completed

2005–2011

Government of the Czech Republic

AV0Z90580513

Cultural identity and regionalism in the process of formation of the ethnic structure of Europe

Principal investigator

Completed with Excellent Results

2005–2011

European Union, 6 FP

CIT / 513438

Sustainable development in the diverse world

 

Coordinator for the Czech Rep.

Completed

2007–2009

GA ČR

404/07/1304

Matriliny, migration and identity: the case of Indonesian ethnic group Minangkabau

Principal Investigator

Completed with Excellent Results

2009–2013

European Commission,

 

7 FP

COST

ISCH Action

IS0803

 

Remaking Borders in Europe

 

Coordinator for the Czech Republic

Ongoing project

2011–2012

Ministry of Interior of the CR / European Refugee Fund

EUF 2010-25

Analysis of the State Integration Programme for Recognized Refugees

Principal investigator

Completed

2012-2014

TA ČR

Omega TD010220

Project of Information System on Immigrants' families from third countries (joined project with Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs

 

Co-principal investigator – leader of research team at the Institute of Ethnology

Ongoing project

2013

Government of the Czech Republic

 

General analytical reports to the governmental subsidy programs for the Roma minority.

Principal investigator

Completed

2013–2014

Open Society

 

Analysis of City Dwellers and their Utilization of Public Spaces in Prague

Head of Research Team

Completed

2014–2015

TA ČR

Beta

 TB030MZV002

Analysis of Migration of the Czech Citizens Since 1989

Research team member

Ongoing project

2014–2015

Visegrad Fund

No. 21320085

Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Central Europe

Research team member

Ongoing project

 

 

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