I have a long-standing research interest in the Czech Republic. This includes my work on the impact of the 1989 revolution on gender, as examined in my edited volume, Bodies of Bread and Butter, and in my book, Young Women of Prague (co-authored with Alena Heitlinger).
I also have written about masculinity, memories of political change, and more recently, I have completed a book (Traversing) on embodiment, technology, and culture, which ethnographically focuses on the Czech Republic.
2019. “Patients, Pharmaceuticals, and Time: Reclaiming the Temporal Ambiguities of Illness and Healing through an Ethnographic Analysis of Asthma.” Cargo: Journal for Cultural and Social Anthropology. 2017(1-2): 1-18.
2017. “Efficacious Holidays: The Therapeutic Dimensions of Pleasure and Discipline in Czech Respiratory Spas.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 32(1):42-58.
2017. “Reciprocal Responsibilities: Struggles over (New and Old) Social Contracts, Environmental Pollution, and Childhood Asthma in the Czech Republic.” In Competing Responsibilities: The Politics and Social Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Life. Susanna Trnka and Catherine Trundle, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Pp. 71-95.
2015. “Playing Cowboys and Indians: The Therapeutics of Nostalgia.” Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes. Special theme issue Nostalgia in East and Central Europe. 57(3-4): 284-98.
2013. w/ H. Haukanes. “Memory, Imagination and Belonging across Generations: Perspectives from Post-socialist Europe and Beyond.” In Recasting Futures and Pasts: Imagination and Memory across Generations in Post-Socialist Europe. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 66: 3-13.
2013. “Forgotten Pasts and Fearful Futures in Czechs’ Remembrances of Communism.” In Recasting Futures and Pasts: Imagination and Memory across Generations in Post-Socialist Europe. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 66: 36-46.