|Zodiac sign||Scorpio, Chinese cat.|
|Educational background||M.A.hon. in Ethnology & Aesthetics from Comenius University in Bratislava (1999)
|Present position||PhD student in Ethnology at the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak cademy of Sciences
Part-time teacher at the section of the Study of Religions of the Dept. of Ethnology
Teaches: Fieldwork - Theory and Methods
|Employer||Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at Comenius University|
|Research interests||Anthropology of Postcommunist Society, Anthropology of Religion, Economic Anthropology|
|Current research||Ethics of production and consuption with special reference to the conservative Roman atholic environment in rural Slovakia.|
|Conferences, competitions...||2000, May — Cracowia, Poland — International Ethnological Conference Ethnic and National Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe 2001, June — Oxford, UK — - Interdisciplinary graduate colloquium Inter Arma Silent Musae: Art and Culture in Confliect Society 2001, Nov. - International Interdisciplinary CEP Conference Making the Modern Europe|
|Professional affiliation||Slovak Ethnological Society
Slovak Society for the Study of Religions
|Excerpts from publications||Constructing 'the self' and 'the other': narratives about the conflicting past among Germans in Slovakia
[...] The period of the 1930's and 1940s turned to be a crucial point in the history of the German minority in Slovakia. Under the virulent historical circumstances, the everyday life strategies were both influencing and influenced by one's ethnic identity. Therefore an oral history dealing with this period is especially appropriate for an analysis of the reflection of own and the other ehtnic groups. In my paper, I will show how social and political conflicts were related to the narrative representations of own and alien groups. [...] the autobiographical narratives of the German inhabitants and the archival materials [...] show Slovaks and Ruthenians as the most important representatives of otherness, the Slovaks and Ruthenians will symbolise 'the other'. [...]
|Case study for the summer course||—|
|Statement of interest||Being a postgraduate student in Ethnology, I have found this course very thought provoking and necessary for my research and teaching. My research interests embrace anthropology of transition societies as well as ethnicity, therefore the issue of multiculturality is in the centre of my interests. Since I have studies both Ethnology and Aesthetics, I also appreciate the link with mass media and arts offerred by the course.
Besides, I regard the connection of postcommunist theory as extremely fruitful, especially in consideration of my PhD thesis, Ethics of production and consumption with special references to conservative Roman Catholic environment in rural Norhtern Slovakia. An interdisciplinary approach to the analyses of postcommunist society offered by the course could enrich me with innovative perspectives..., and help me to successfully accomplish my research.
|Plans for the future||—|
|Likes||nature, poetry (poet-tree), nice people, nice places, meeting nice people, visiting nice places, good music, good books, mountines, walking|
|Dislikes||too formal environment|
|Hobbies||canoeing, traveling, hiking|
|FoodFest surprise||Zemiakove placky - Potato pancakes.|
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