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doc. Věra Sokolová, PhD


* Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities, Charles University
* Guarantor of M.A. Program in Gender Studies, School of Humanities, Charles University
* Board Member, Cooperatio in Sociology and Applied Social Sciences: Gender Studies, Charles University
* Vice-Chair, Academic Senate, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
* Vice-Chair, Working Group on Equality and Diversity, Coimbra Group
* Consultant for Equal Opportunities, Rectorate, Charles University


Contemporary history; constructions of memorial landscapes; collective memory and oral history; violence and trauma in public space; history of eugenics and stratified reproduction; comparative history of sexuality; theory of identities; spatial creativity


Doc., Habilitation in History, 2014, Pardubice University, School of Philosophy, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Ph.D., History, 2002
. University of Washington, Seattle
M.A., History, 1996
, University of Washington, Seattle
B.A., History, 1994 (Summa cum Laude), California State University, Sacramento

Selected Publications

  • Sokolova, V. 2021. Queer Encounters with Communist Power: Non-Heterosexual Lives and the State in Czechoslovakia, 1948–1989. Prague: Karolinum.
  • Sokolova, V. 2021. “Imagine Being a Dad!: Parental Desires and Reproductive Strategies of Gay Men in the Czech Republic”. In Creative Families: Gender and Technologies of Everyday Life, eds. By J. Mikats, S. Kink-Hampersberger and L. Oates-Indruchova. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Sokolova, V., Oates-Indruchova, L. 2021. “Eine feministische Brucke zwischen Ost und West.“ L’Homme: Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft, 32/2, 137–139.
  • Smith, M. L., Sokolova, V. 2021. “Gender Gaps in Educational Pathways in the Czech Republic”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 42/4: 520–543.
  • Sokolova, V., Oates-Indruchova, L. 2021. “Who is Afraid of Feminist Thought?” Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History, Volume 15, 2021: 208–212.
  • Sokolova, V., Kobova, L. eds. 2019. Odvaha nesouhlasit: feministické myšlení Hany Havelkové a jeho reflexe [The Courage to Disagree: The Feminist Thought of Hana Havelkova and Its Reflections]. Prague: FHS UK.
  • Sokolova, V., 2008. Cultural Politics of Ethnicity: Discourses on the Roma in Communist Czechoslovakia. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag.
  • Sokolova, V., Kolarova, K. eds. 2007. Gender and Generation: Interdisciplinary Intersections and Perspectives. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia.


* Progres Q20 Society and Culture research grant FHS UK. Project: Commemorative Spatial Practices and Memorial Spaces of WWII in Gendered Perspective.

* Progres Q20 Society and Culture research grant FHS UK for monograph Queer Encounters with Power, 2018–2020

* BASEES Women’s Forum Prize 2015 for The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism (author of one of the chapters in the book)

* GAČR Grant GA 403/09/1502 “Transformations of Gender Culture in Czechoslovakia 1948–1989”, (Research Team member), 2012–2015

* Ford Foundation Developmental Grant for the Institutionalization of Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague, 2000–2006 (Grant Author and Coordinator)


Věra Sokolová


Charles University
Faculty of Humanities
Gender Studies Programme
Pátkova 2137/5
182 00 Praha 8 - Libeň
Czech Republic

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