Kateřina Kolářová received her PhD in Anglo-American Literary Studies and an MA in History and English and American Studies and History from Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.
My work is grounded in feminist cultural studies, and is located at the intersections of sexuality and gender, critical disability and race/ethnic studies. Building off of the post-colonial and indigenous critiques of conceptual colonialism of ‘assuming the other’, my research at the moment focuses around following questions: (1) Cultural formations of zones of abandonment and intersectional analyses; (2) Transnational feminisms and transnational pedagogies; (3) Global economies of disability and bio-social precarity.
Positioning myself as a feminist, queer and crip scholar, I also believe strongly in the necessity to bridge university spaces with other spheres of critical work towards social justice and divesting racialised privilege. As part of this commitment, I have been since 2008 co-organising a transnational queer film class in collaboration with Prof. Robert McRuer (George Washington University) and the queer film festival Mezipatra. I served as co-curator for the disability arts and culture exhibition Disabled by Normality hosted by Gallery for Contemporary Art DOX (Prague, May 23—September 16, 2013), and collaborated on an international art project collaborations for instance AIDS/HIV as (another) Form of Governmentality [AIDS/HIV als (andere) Form der Guvernamentalität, curated by Miltiadis Gerothanassis and Ivan Jurica, IG-Bildenkunst, Vienna, December 11 - February 22, 2013) and with Display – Association for research and collective practice on Multilogues on the Now: On Health (curated by Zuzana Jakalová in 2017) and Multilogues on the Now: On Health, work and emotions (curated by Zuzana Jakalová and Hana Janečková in 2018).
Soviets, Slovaks, and the Pope (with James Felak) // The Post-Socialist Effect (with Kateřina Kolářová)
March 28th, 2020 | Season 2 | 36 mins 36 secs
central european history, communism, gender studies, pope, sociology, state socialism
Take a break from the headlines and join us for a great conversation with the engaging Dr. James Felak, Central European historian at the University of Washington. And keep listening for an enriching visit with cultural studies professor Dr. Kateřina Kolářová from Charles University in Prague. We hope you enjoy!