PhD Students


Jitka Buriánková Thesis: Healthly lifestyle in Czech society
  Tomáš Diviák Thesis: Criminal networks
  Jan Drahoňovský Thesis: The world behind the bars in the context of everydayness: a qualitative field study based on phenomenological approach to humanity
Ph.D. student with perennial penitentiary praxis and some experience with educating the adults seeks a deeper understanding of social micro cosmos in a prison environment, wherein he operates as a specialist dealing with prisoners. His goal is an explanation of a social life of the inmates (institutions, habits, specifics of social structure) and creation of a solid theory about the contemporary inmates subculture in Czech male prisons. This project comes from his longtime fondness in penitentiary area and is being built on fundamentals of the research during his rigorous thesis (2015). In his future career he efforts to publish a book that introduces the topic of social life of inmates to wider range of academic society, because there is a serious deficiency of such literary production in Czech Republic.DRAHOŇOVSKÝ, Jan. Vězení z perspektivy odsouzených. Bezpečnostní teorie a praxe. Praha: Policejní akademie ČR, 2016, č. 3/2016, ISSN 1801-8211.
Monika Fantová
Karel Hanuš Thesis: A Twilight of the Welfare State? Pre-Crisis, Crisis and Post-Crisis Development Trajectories of the Welfare State in Sweden
Radka Hanzlová Thesis: Equivalence of measurement of subjective well-being and the scale of depression

She obtained her master’s degree in sociology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. Currently she is studying 1st year postgraduate studies in sociology with a focus on the equivalence of measurement and at the same time she works as a junior researcher at the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Radka’s specialization lies in the field of questionnaire surveys, solving methodological questions and problems. She is also interested in the topic of food waste, measuring well-being and sociology of sport. 
  Veronika Hásová Thesis: Community and (Non)Individualized Person. The Case of Fandom
I study PhD programme of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. I obtained my bachelor´s and master´s degree from sociology at the Department of Sociology at University of West Bohemia. I am currently working as a secretary, research assistant and financial manager of projects at the Department of Sociology in Pilsen. I do administrative work, teach students and participate in research activities.In my own researches I work with qualitative and quantitative tools and I am interested in topics such as religion and revitalization of communities in the context of actual social trends.During my studies I took part in some Czech conferences and also abroad, and participated in several applied researches.Hásová, Veronika. 2015. „Where is it heading? Religion in late modernity in the Czech Republic.“ Working Paper 01/2015, Pp. 1–24.Váně, Jan, Veronika Hásová. 2014. „Jak se v České republice vlastně měří náboženství?.“ Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni, 3/2014, Pp. 139–170.Hásová, Veronika, Jan Váně. 2013. „Pojetí džihádu v Lidových novinách a Právu v letech 2001–2011.“ Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni, 3/2013, Pp. 127–149.
Petr Holpuch
Kateřina Holubová Thesis: Culture and national identity in the conditions of globalization
Pavla Malvotová Thesis: Legitimacy of criminal justice institutions and compliance with the law in Czech society
She graduated from sociology and psychology at Charles University, Faculty of Arts. Since 2012 she has been a PhD. student at Department of Sociology. In her doctoral thesis connected to EU project Eurojustis she deals with socially produced changes in attitudes to criminal justice institutions, especially trust in the police and courts and willingness to cooperate with them. Also in her other research she is interested in topics at the border between sociology and psychology, she has studied links between justice motive and socio-economic status, time perspectives in Czech society and their transformations in time, or fear of crime in relation to mistrust in the police. She presents her research results in Czech as well as foreign publications, she attends sociological and criminological conferences regularly (e.g. conference of the European Society of Criminology, Czech Sociological Association or Czech Society of Criminology).In 2017 she spent the summer semester on doctoral traineeship in Berlin research institute Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien, where she was engaged in comparative analysis of attitudes to political institutions among people from different Ukrainian regions. At Department of Sociology she teaches Introduction to Psychology and Social Psychology, and Applied Psychology. She cooperates on the research of the Department included in the program of Faculty of Arts called PROGRES – Q15. She is a member of the European Society of Criminology.Selected papers:

  • Homolová, P. (2018). Theories of police legitimacy: Its structure and consequences. In Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Acta Philosophica et Historica, Studia Sociologica: Studies on Criminology. ISSN 0567-8293.
  • Homolová, P. (2015). Důvěra mládeže v policii a delikvence (Juvenile trust in the police and delinquency). In E. Moravcová & Z. Podaná (Eds.), Delikvence mládeže – trendy a souvislosti (165 – 188). Praha: Triton. ISBN 978-80-7387-860-3.
  • Homolová, P. (2014). Trust in criminal justice and compliance with the law in Czech society: Testing the normative hypothesis in 1999 and 2011 samplesJournal of Criminal Justice and Security/Varstvoslovje, 16(4), 412 – 434. ISSN 1580-0253.
  • Homolová, P. (2011). Časové perspektivy v české společnosti (Time perspectives in Czech society). Naše společnost9(2), 33-44. ISSN 1214-438X.
Alena Chrobáková Thesis: Sociocultural aspects of ICT use
Viktorie Kolínská Thesis: Evaluation Options for Low-Threshold Treatment Programs
  Vítězslav Kremlík
Vitezslav Kremlik M.A. is a Ph.D. student of sociology at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research interest is sociology of science and cultural attitudes to climate change. He participated in the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (2009). He is a member of the Czech branch of Committee for Skeptical Inquiry ( He is a well-known environmental journalist in the Czech Republic ( He was a speaker at the International Conference of Geoethics in Pribram (AGID, 2013). He received his Master of Arts (Mgr) degree from the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic (1999), in history and in English philology.


  • KREMLIK, V. Jak dnes mainstream bojuje proti „popíračům“ hypotézy o antropogenním globálním oteplování (How the Mainstream Fights Against the Supposed Deniers of the Anthropogenic Global Warming Hypothesis), Energetika, 2015, Vol. 65, No. 4, p. 187-191, ISSN 0375-8842.
  • KREMLIK, V. Změna klimatu a zemědělská výroba (Climate Change and Agricultural Production), Úroda – časopis pro rostlinnou produkci, 2013, Vol. 61, No. 12, ISSN 0139-6013.
  Eva Kyselá Thesis: Public responses to climate change mitigation policies
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  Jaromír Mazák Thesis: Inner Life of Organizations of Social Movements
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Marta Musilová Thesis:  The construction of symbolic boundaries through material site of homes
  Kristína Papcunová
I am PhD student at Charles University in Prague, currently working on my doctoral thesis focusing on “Construction of feminist consciousness as part of the collective identity of the social movement”.

Last year I successfully completed a master´s degree in sociology with Master’s thesis: The reflection of feminism in the Czech public discourse, which main objective was to answer the question of how women in Czech Republic construct their views on feminism. During my Master’s studies I spent semester abroad at the University of Tampere in Finland.

In the present, my primary research interests are in the field of gender studies and feminism. Specifically, I am interested in the topic of feminist consciousness and social movements. My current research projects include individual framing of gender issues.

Lately, my academic research has resulted in several conference papers. Most recently, I presented paper “The typology of women’s attitudes towards feminism and the concept of private feminism in Czech context” at ATGENDER Spring Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania in April 2017. The main objective of the paper was the presentation of the outcomes of qualitative research, which was conducted in 2016 at Charles University in Prague. 

  Martina Pešková Thesis: Evaluation of Court-Ordered Treatment for domestic violence offenders in the Czech republic
 After receiving her Master’s Degree in sociology from the Charles University, Faculty of Arts, she started as a PhD student at Department of Sociology. As a graduate student, she plans to expand upon her prior research on Domestic Violence. She currently works for the Institute for Criminology and Social Prevention as a researcher, specializing in Victimization Survey, Drug Crime, Hate Crime and Penology. More broadly, she is interested in the application of various data tools, data visualization and programming in both sociology and criminology.
  Matouš Pilnáček Thesis: Structure and Content of Communication at the News Server
Kristýna Pospíšilová Thesis: Equivalence of measurement over time, unresolved methodological issues
She obtained her master’s degree in sociology at Charles University in Prague in 2016. Currently she is studying postgraduate studies in sociology with focus on equivalence of measurement over time, among different modes of data collection or among alternative versions of the research tool.She works as a junior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and also as an expert consultant at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. Kristýna’s specialization lies in the field of quantitative analysis of social inequalities from the intersectional point of view, the phenomenon of childlessness and one child families in the Czech Republic and the study of the structures of families of Ukrainians and Vietnamese living in the Czech Republic.She specialises in quantitative data analysis and advanced statistical methods (e.g. structural modelling). She works in IBM SPSS, AMOS, Excel.
Vojtěch Prokeš Thesis: Legitimization of EU’s power
  Daniela Prokschová Thesis: Contextualizing Student Political Participation: Comparison of the Czech Republic and East and West Germany
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  Michaela Röschová Thesis: Reliability measurement in longitudinal surveys
I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University. Here, I have been giving seminar sessions for the course Sociological research I since 2014.In the same year, I took up a junior researcher position in the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where I am involved in the methodological and organizational management of the 4-year household panel survey Proměny české společnosti.The goal of my dissertation is to explore time use patterns in sociodemographic segments of the Czech population and identify links between time allocation and quality of life. In addition to that, I am interested in the perception of time in modern societies and general methodology of social sciences.Röschová, M. 2016. “What does opposition to a US radar station in Brdy tell us about Czech public opinion?” Pp. 236−240 (Chapter 28) in P. Lyons, R. Kindlerová (eds.). Contemporary Czech Society. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 552 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-299-3.Röschová, M. 2016. “How do Czechs spend their time?” Pp. 416−421 (Chapter 55) in P. Lyons, R. Kindlerová (eds.). Contemporary Czech Society. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 552 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-299-3.Röschová, M. 2016. “What’s in a name?” Pp. 422−429 (Chapter 56) in P. Lyons, R. Kindlerová (eds.). Contemporary Czech Society. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 552 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-299-3.Röschová, M. 2015. Techniky znáhodněné odpovědi v self-reportovém výzkumu delikvence. Pp. 189−209 E. Moravcová, Z. Podaná, J. Buriánek (eds.). Delikvence mládeže – Trendy a souvislosti. Praha: Triton. 232 s. ISBN 978-80-7387-860-3.Röschová, M. 2015. „Kdy lze věřit veřejnému mínění? A co v případě radaru v Brdech?“ Pp. 111−115 in P. Lyons, R. Kindlerová (eds.). 47 odstínů české společnosti. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 369 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-280-1.Röschová, M. 2015. „Jméno dělá člověka?“ Pp. 278−284 in P. Lyons, R. Kindlerová (eds.). 47 odstínů české společnosti. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 369 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-280-1.Röschová, M. „Predicting randomness: differences in stability of attitudes to a foreign policy issue.” Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination, Conference of the European Sociological Association, Praha, 25.− 28. srpna 2015.Röschová, M. „On the comparability of crosswise model and direct questioning.“ Modes, Measurement, Modelling: Achieving Equivalence in Quantitative Research, ESA RN21 / EQMC Conference, Mannheim, 24. – 25. října 2014.

Röschová, M. „Crosswise model in delinquency survey: how guessing answers intervenes in prevalence estimates.“ Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity, European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Praha, 10. – 13. září 2014.

  Lucie Smolařová Thesis: Public Opinion Research and the Democratization of Society
Lucie Smolarova received her Bachelor’s Degree in Socio-Economic Studies and her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague where she is currently a third-year doctoral candidate. During her studies, she completed one-semester study abroad programs in France, China, and the U.S. Her research focuses on international development aid and its social implications. She is also interested in authoritarian politics and public opinion. She is presently a visiting doctoral student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China where she works on her dissertation and attends Chinese language courses.Smolařová, L. (2016). Úvahy o roli veřejnosti v politické sféře a počátky průzkumů veřejného mínění. [Reflections on the Role of the Public in the Political Sphere and the Beginnings of Public Opinion Polling]. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philosophica et Historica, (2), 97-113.
Lucie Špráchalová Thesis: Sexual subcultures in a context of contemporary society
  Paulína Tabery Thesis: The role of immediate social circles in the formation of public opinion
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Renáta Topinková Thesis: Dating in Modern Societies
Renáta Topinková is a doctoral student of sociology at Charles University in Prague. She is currently employed as a Research Assistant Professor at Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences where she participates in a project examining the reversal of gender gap and its implications for marriage markets and family relationships. Her research focus is on homophily in online dating.
Ivana Vranková Thesis: Non-respondents in research studies
Iva Zvěřinová Thesis: Electricity consumption in the Czech households

Is a Senior Researcher at the Charles University Environmental Centre (personal web).

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