About Me

I am a historian and journalist based in Vienna and Prague. In October 2020, I began a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vienna. My dissertation was on radio listening and reporting in socialist Czechoslovakia. My new project tells the global history of socialist Czechoslovakia through its arms trade.

 

My research interests include oral history, science, technology and society studies, media history, sound studies and migration.

Film

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Education

New York University | Modern European History | 2013-2019

PhD - "Red Tape and Hot Media: Radio, Politics, and Socialist Celebrity in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1969"

New York University | History | 2015

MPhil

Oxford University | Language and Literature | 2002-2006

MA, BA (Hons) in Czech with Slovak and French

Masaryk University, Brno| Czech Language and Literature | 2004

Graduate of Czech for Foreigners Programme

Charles University, Prague | Czech Language | 2004

Summer School Graduate

2010 - present
Professional Experience

Vaclav Havel Library Foundation | New York | 2015-2019

Consultant and Interviewer, Havel Conversations Oral History Project

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation | New York | 2014

Oral History Interviewer

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids, IA | 2009-2013

Oral History Project Coordinator

Czech Television | Prague | 2008-2009

Editor for English Language Programme "A Phrase a Day"

Radio Prague | Prague | 2007-2009

Reporter

ARCHnetwork | Comrie, Scotland | 2006-2007

Management of EU Cultural Heritage Projects

2010 - present
Awards

University of Vienna | Austria | 2020-2023

REWIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship

Austrian Cultural Forum | New York | 2019

German Studies Association Travel Grant

New York University | 2018-2019

Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Collegium Carolinum | Munich, Germany | 2018

Visiting Scholarship

Lund University | 2018

Guest Research Scholarship

Masaryk Institute | Prague | 2017

Dobrovsky Fellowship

New York University | Prague | 2017

Global Research Initiative Fellowship

New York University | Prague | 2016

Global Research Initiative Fellowship

Open Society Archives | Budapest | 2016

Visegrad Scholarship

New York University | 2015

Mellon Pre-Dissertation Summer Scholarship

Columbia University | New York | 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarship

New York University | 2013-2018

McCracken Fellowship

Oxford University | 2006

Pathfinder Scholarship

References 

Available on request.