Invited talks

Invited talks

Marching towards modernity. Science and sexual liberation in state socialist Czechoslovakia – a talk delivered at the Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin, DE; Feb. 7, 2018)

Making sexuality visible. Explicit imagery provided by experts and bricolaged by people in late-socialist Czechoslovakia – paper presented at the "Visual Archives of Sexology" symposium organized by Birkbeck College, University of London (London, UK; Dec. 2, 2017), in collaboration with Lenka Klodová

Divorcing during communism in Czechoslovakia. Expert discourses on gender and sexuality and their uses in front of divorce courts from the 1950s until the 1980s - a paper presented at the "Gender, Generations, Communism in Central and South-Eastern Europe: Concepts, Discourses, Practices" workshop organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences  (Warsaw, PL; Nov. 16-18, 2017)

Sex in the time of communism. From women's equality to gender hierarchy in Czechoslovakia – a lecture delivered at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada; Nov. 10, 2017)

Teaching sex to the masses: Sexology in communist Czechoslovakia, pleasure & deviance – a lecture delivered at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine / École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario (Thunder Bay, ON, Canada; Nov. 6, 2017)

(S)expertíza. O výzkumu sexuality a akademické kariéře [(S)expertise. On researching sexuality and academic career] – lecture delivered at the Annual Lecture Series of the NKC Gender and Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, CZ; Feb. 10, 2017) you can watch the talk here (in Czech)

Collectivized equality and sciences of desire. Sexuality, gender, and family in expert discourses of 1950s Czechoslovakia – paper presented at the Imre Kertész Kolleg colloquium (Jena, Germany; Jan. 25, 2016)

Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style. Gender, Sex, and Politics in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1989 – a lecture delivered at Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, USA; Nov. 30, 2015)
Sexuality and sexual science under state socialism. A case of Czechoslovakia  – a presentation at the Presidential Invited Session at 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Chicago, USA; Aug. 22-25, 2015)
Sexpertiza. Psy-vědy a jejich proměna v socialistickém Československu [Sexpertise. Psy-ences changing socialist Czechoslovakia] – a lecture delivered at the Institute of Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, CZ; Jun. 24, 2015)


Sex and gender during communism. From equality to hierarchy in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1989  – a lecture delivered at the Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK; June 11, 2015)

Sexology in Czechoslovakia. Expert knowledge forming intimate lives under communism – a lecture delivered at the History of Sexuality seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London (London, UK; Feb. 17, 2015) listen to the talk here

Sexuality and gender regimes during state socialism and their postsocialist transformation – a lecture delivered at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, PL; Nov. 5, 2014)

Sex during Communism.  Intimate life and the power of expertise – a lecture  delivered at CECE annual conference, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (Brno, CZ; Oct. 21, 2014)

The Normal and the Deviant. Changing emphases in Czechoslovak sexological discourses between the 1950s and 1970s – a lecture delivered at the international interdisciplinary conference "Zwischen notwendiger Enttabuisierung und problematischer Entgrenzung. Sexuelle Revolution, Kindererziehung und Sexualaufklärung im historischen Kontext" / "Between necessary removal of taboos and problematic dissolution of boundaries. Sexual revolution and childhood within the historical context of the 1970s/1980s", Stiftung Universität Hildesheim / Hildesheim University (Hildesheim, Germany; Sep. 29.-Oct. 1, 2014)

Normalcy and pathology in sex and gender. Medical discipline of sexology operates in communist Czechoslovakia (1948-1989) – a lecture at Yale University, Working group in the history of psychiatry (New Haven, CT; Jan. 29, 2014)

Sex talk. Understanding communism in Czechoslovakia through expert discourses of sexuality – a lecture at the Society for Arts and Culture, Bohemian National Hall (New York, NY, USA; May 8, 2013)