postdoctoral researcher

Curriculum vitae


2018 - PhD, social and cultural anthropology, Charles University, Faculty of humanities

2010 - MA, social and cultural anthropology, Charles University, Faculty of humanities

Field of specialisation: 

media studies, digital ethnography, digital anthropology, social media, internet culture, influencers, authenticity, gender inequalities in digital space, disinformation and conspiracies on social media, applied social science, ethnographic methods

Teaching activities: 

UPCES - Undergraduate programe in Central European studies (CERGE-EI, Charles University) - Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe

Foreign scholarships, fellowships or other academic study abroad: 

2006 – 2007    Erasmus, Université Paris 7  - Denis Diderot, France

2008 - 2009   research visit, Universidad Autonoma Mexicana, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Mexico City

2021 - visiting scholar, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University, UK

Biographic information: 

Marie Hermanova holds a PhD in social anthropology from Charles University. She finished her studies in 2018 with PhD thesis titled "Imagining the West - Marginality and Possible Lives at the Outskirts of a Mexican City". She conducted longterm ethnographic fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico, from 2008 to 2015. She currently works as a postdoc researcher at the Gender and Sociology department at the Institute of Sociology, where she focuses on digital communication platforms, social media, internet culture, authenticity and gender norms. Her current project investigates gender stereotypes in influencer culture in the Czech Republic. From January to July 2021 Marie was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Research for Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK. Besides her academic work, she writes for various Czech and international media and she is a member of the studio of applied anthropological research Anthropictures.