1983 - 1988 M.A. in Human Geography and Demography, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
1988 - 1992 postgraduate studies at the Institute of Geography of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The title of the submitted dissertation: \"Geography of elections as part of the political geography\". Dissertation defended and PhD. obtained at Charles University, Prague.
Electoral studies - electoral geography, spatial features of the voting behavior. Comparative politics - post-Communist party development, party structures in East-Central Europe. Political geography - development of local democracy, system of local government and territorial administration, interrelations between space and politics. Housing research - interrelation between housing market structure and social inequalities, regional differences in housing market.
Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis - regular course \"Societies in the new EU Member Countries: Related Topics in Social Change in the East Central Europe\"
Department of Human Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - regular course "Selected issues in Political Geography"
- 1990, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Human Geography, 1 month
- 1993, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Human Geography, 2 months
- 1996-1997, Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars, Washington D.C., USA, 9 months
- 1999, Slavic Research Center, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, 12 months
- 2005-2006, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, CERVL - joint laboratory of Science Po and CNRS, Bordeaux, France, 12 months
- 2006, Fellowship Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris, CERVL - joint laboratory of Science Po and CNRS, Bordeaux, France, 1 month
- 2007-2008, Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 10 months
1988 - up to now Member of the Czech Geographic Society
1993 - 1997 Secretary of the Foundation \"Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences\", Prague
1995 - up to now Member of the Czech Demographic Society
1999 – up to now Member of the Discipline Board (Geography), Charles University, Prague
2002 – up to now Elected Representative of the Institute of Sociology in the Academic Assembly of the Czech Academy of Sciences
2002 - up to now Elected member of the discipline board of the Grant agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2000 – up to now Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Sociology, The Czech Academy of Sciences
2004 - up to now Member of the Expert Commission for the Social Sciences and Humanities of the Research and Development Council of the Czech Government.
2006 – up to now Member of the editorial board of journal Evropská politická studia - European Electoral Studies
2009 - up to now Member of Board of Research Committee RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics, International Political Science Association
2009 - up to now Member of editorial board of Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geographica, Charles University, Prague
2009 - uo to now Member of Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
2010 - elected representative of the Institute of Sociology in the Accademic Assembly of the Czech Academy of Sciences
2013 – 2015 Member of Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 'Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies', Horizon 2020
2014 - up to now Member of Scientific Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague
2015 - up to now Elected member of Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association