Jaromír Mazák

Research Interests:
In my research, I focus primarily on civic and political participation (both online and offline) and social movements. I have also taken part in several research projects for the public administration with the focus on further education (lifelong learning) and the situation of the disadvantaged groups on the labor market. At the Department of Sociology I strive to bring new impulses from abroad to both research and instruction, and to interconnect the Department with other institutions (in the past, I have collaborated with IBM and the Police Academy of the Czech Republic, and I am currently working with the Czech Television on the research project Czech Trends). I am also a member of the research group PoCoRe (Political Communication Research Group).

Courses Taught
Political Sociology
Contemporary Societies
Welfare State
Data Journalism
Research Project
Quantitative Data Analysis in SPSS

Education and Academic Stays Abroad
– (2001-2007) Gymnázium Boženy Němcové (Božena Němcová High School) in Hradec Králové
– (2007-2013) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Economic Studies, Master of Arts in Sociology
– (2011) University of Redlands & University of La Verne, USA (3 weeks, Faculty of Arts Scholarship)
– (2011-2012) Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (two semesters, Czech-German Future Fund Scholarship)
– (2013-now) Assistant at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague, PhD Studies
– (2014) ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques. University of Ljubljana. Topic: Advanced Topics in Applied Regression.
– (2015) ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques University of Bamberg. Topic: Advanced Process Tracing.
– (2016) GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Topic: Item Non-response and Multiple Imputation.
– (2016) Research Stay, University of Oslo, funded by EEA and Norway Grants, 6 weeks
– (2017) Research Stay, University of Oxford, Anglo-Czech Educational Fund scholarships, two trimesters.


In English
  • With Václav Štětka and Pawel Surowiec (2019): Facebook as an instrument of election campaigning and voters’ engagement: Comparing Czechia and Poland. European Journal of Communication, 34(2), DOI: 10.1177/0267323118810884.
  • With Tomáš Diviák (2018): Transactional activism without transactions: network perspective on anti-corruption activism in the Czech Republic. Social Movement Studies, 17 (2). (HERE)
  • With Lenka Vochocová and Václav Štětka (2016): Good girls don’t comment on politics? Gendered character of online political participation in the Czech Republic.Information, Communication & Society, 19(10), DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1088881. (HERE)
  • With Václav Štětka: Who’s afraid of clicktivism? Exploring citizens’ use of social media and political participation in the Czech Republic. In Frame, A., & Brachotte, G. (eds.)Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World. Routledge. (HERE)
  • With Václav Štětka: Whither slacktivism? Political engagement and social media use in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary elections.Cyberpsychology, 2014, 8 (3). ISSN 1802-7962. (HERE)
In Czech
  • Process Tracing: Causal Inquiry in Case Studies. Sociológia, 49 (1): 55-80.
  • With Lenka Vochocová and Václav Štětka: Nothing for the Girls? The Gender Gap in Political Participation on Social Network Sites. Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum,17 (2): 64-75.
  • Social Movement Theory: A Review Essay. Acta Universitatis Carolinae (AUC): Philosophica et Historica. Studia Sociologica XXI.
  • The Relationship between Delinquency and School. In Krulichová E.:DELIKVENCE MLÁDEŽE Trendy a souvislosti. Praha, Stanislav Juhaňák – TRITON, p. 89-112. ISBN 978-80-7387-860-3.
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