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Curriculum vitae

  • 2014 PhD in in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Institute of Sociological Studies (PhD thesis: Disciplining science: The impacts of shifting governmentality regimes on academic research in the natural sciences in the Czech Republic)
  • 1999 master's programme, Charles University, Faculty of Fine Arts, English and American Studies
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My current research interests go in two directions. Firstly, I examine the impacts of research assessment and the dynamization in research on knowledge, organizations and subjectivities and the ways these processes are gendered. Secondly, having been engaged in equality work since 2001, I continue my explorations into the material‐discursive practices through which gender equality policies and projects are adopted and implemented at the European and Czech country level, with a specific focus on cultural and institutional changes through gender equality plans.

Teaching activities: 
  • Linková, M. 11 - 12/2016. Gender, Science and Governance. Research careers and knowledge production in changing academia. University of Vienna, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Science and Technology Studies, course 230 157, 22 hrs., 5 ECTS
  • Linková, M. 2016. lecture Transformations of the Research Profession. Research path, research assesment, precarity. Doctoral course Sociology as a contemporary discipline, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University & Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences, 12. 4. 2016.
  • Linková, M. 11-12/2014. Gender, Science and Governance. University of Vienna, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Science and Technology Studies.
Foreign scholarships, fellowships or other academic study abroad: 
  • 2017 International Visitor Leadership Program "Women in STEM", USA
  • 2013 Linkoping University, Sweden
  • 1996-1997 study programme, Suffolk University, Boston, USA
Biographic information: 

Marcela Linková PhD is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences where she heads the Centre for Gender and Science. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on the sociology of gendered organizations, research careers, governance of research and research assessment from a gender perspective. Marcela also examines the material-discursive practices through which gender equality policies and initiatives are adopted and implemented at the European and Czech country levels. Between 2017 and 2021 she served as the chair of the Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation under the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC). She is active in developing policy solutions for gender equality in research at the Czech and EU levels. Marcela has been involved in several EU funded projects; most recently, she has been the coordinator of Horizon 2020 GENDERACTION (2017-2021) and participates in GE Academy, Gender-SMART, CASPER, UniSAFE and RESISTIRE. She has served on expert and advisory bodies of the European Commission and in the Czech Republic. Her work has appeared in the European Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Research, and Science and Public Policy, among others. She is co-editor of Gender and Neoliberalism in Czech Academia (Sociologické nakladatelství, 2017). With Mary Frank Fox and Kjersten Bunker Whittington she contributed to the 4th edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (2018) and with Lut Mergaert to the Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics (2021). She is an alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Programme “Women in STEM”.

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