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Eva Svatonova


Profile photoEva Svatonova
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Globale Studier
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Europastudier, fag
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
1461, 623
Aarhus C
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 5
1461, 623
Aarhus C
E-mail: sva.eva@cas.au.dk
Telefon: +4587162231


Throughout the process of my academic education, I have learned how to use multidisciplinary theoretical approach to analyze culture, communication, and society. Among the main academic areas of my interest are nationalism, far-right populism, political communication and behavior, gender studies, and political participation and social movements, and online activism. I specialize in qualitative methods including discourse and frame analysis, in-depth and life history interviews, social network analysis and social media analysis.

2018 – ongoing
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Program, Graduate School of Arts, School of Culture and Society
Dissertation: Anti-Gender Coalitions in Czechia and Slovakia
Methods: social network analysis, discourse network analysis, life-history interviews

9/2018 – 3/2019
Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Visiting Researcher, Department of Political and Social Science

2015 – 2017
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Master’s degree in European Studies
Master's Thesis: Women Tax vs Women’s Rights. Competing for Women’s Votes in the Brexit Referendum
Methods: qualitative content analysis, frame analysis, in-depth interviews

2012 – 2015
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Master’s degree in Teaching Czech as a Foreign Language,
Master's Thesis: Teaching Czech to Bilingual Children in Czech School Manchester
Methods: Participatory Observation, Participatory Action Research, In-depth Interviews

2008 – 2012
Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Bachelor’s degree in Czech Language and Literature

2011 – 2012
Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Culture studies
One year of supplementary course in culture studies


Svatonova, E. (2019). The Genocide on Mothers. The Anti-Gender Moral Panic in Czechia. Open Democracy – the serie: Rethinking Populism – Women and Populism. (Submitted, accepted, under the review of the editor)

Svatonova, E. (2019). “Gender Activists Will Kidnap Your Kids.” The Construction of Feminist and LGBT+ Rights Activists as the Modern Folk Devils in Czech Anti-gender Campaigns. In Harboe, I., Frederiksen M. D. (2019) Modern Folk Devils. The Construction of Evil in the Contemporary World. (Submitted chapter, accepted by the editor, under the blind review)

Svatonova, E. (2019). “Where Have All the Normal Men And Women Gone?” The Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in Communication of Women’s Far Right Social Movement Organization. Conjunctions, Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation. (Submitted article, accepted)

Participation in Conferences

20 – 23/08/2019
ESA 2019, Manchester
Presentation of a paper: The Usage of Humor in Anti-gender Campaigns in Czechia

4 – 6/07/2019
ECPG 2019, Amsterdam
Presentation of a paper: Czech Opposition to “Gender Ideology”: A Social Movement Perspective

Movements and Morality, Copenhagen Business School
Presentation of a paper: “Gender Activists Will Kidnap Your Kids!” The Construction of Gender and LGBT+ rights activists as Folk Devils by Czech Anti-gender Campaigns

Danish Annual Gender Conference, Roskilde University
Presentation of a paper: “Where Have All the Normal Men Gone?” The Representation of Hegemonic Masculinities in the Discourses of Czech Far Right Organization

Participation in Workshops and Summer Schools

03 – 14/06/2019
ECPR-COSMOS Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilisation, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
11 -12/10/2018
PhD course on Visual/Digital Media
Presentation of a paper: “Where have all the normal men and women gone?”

20 – 24/08/2018
International Summer School in Political Masculinities, Koblenz-Landau University, Germany

18 – 22/06/2018
Visuality, culture method: MoodBoard, Aarhus University, Denmark
3 – 4/05/2018
Interuniversity Gender Research Seminar, University Antwerpen, Belgium

Teaching Experience

Spring 2019
Aarhus University, Denmark
Various Perspectives on Populism in Central Europe, course for bachelor students
Length: 13 x 180 min.

06/2015 – 08/2015
Czech Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine
Main responsibilities: Preparing and teaching Czech language classes for groups of Ukrainian students during intensive language summer school

01/2014 – 12/2014
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Main responsibilities: tutoring Czech language courses for Erasmus students at the Faculty of Arts

Language Skills

Czech: C2

English: C1

Danish: B1/B2

German: A2