Eva Svatonova - New PhD at the Department of Global Studies

Eva is enrolled as PhD in European Studies with the project:" The Making of Femonationalist Activists".

23.01.2018 | Camilla Dimke

My name is Eva Svatonova, I am 28 and come originally from the Czech Republic. In the spring semester 2017, I earned a Master’s degree in European Studies at Aarhus University and I will start as a PhD fellow at the department of Global Studies under the kind guidance of my supervisors Christina Fiig and Christoffer Leiding Kølvraa in February 2018. In my project “The Making of Femonationalist Activists”, I will investigate women activists’ mobilization in new right's social movements in the Czech Republic. The aim is to scrutinize what constitutes the identity formation of women activists mobilized in the movements embracing nationalism in the name of women’s rights. The research will draw on social movements studies theory and the theory of intersectionality. The analytical part will be based on two qualitative methods: a critical multimodal discourse analysis of the material produced by the movement, and life history interviews with female activists. By the research, I wish to provide a deeper understanding of what strategies the movement uses to target women, how the discourses of gender equality are used in the movement, and how the activists develop their opinions and values and become involved in the movement.

Prior to coming to Aarhus to study Master’s degree, I studied a Bachelor’s program in Czech philology at The Charles University in Prague and worked as a teacher of Czech as a foreign language in NGOs and language schools, including Czech Centre Kyiv in Ukraine and Czech School in Manchester. Besides my academic interests, I like to learn Danish, reading novels and volunteer for Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke.

Contact Information:

Eva Svatonova
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Globale Studier
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
8000 Aarhus C