Announcing the Summer Semester program of the Critical Studies Seminar

The Institute of International Relations Prague invites you to the summer 2022 semester of the Critical Studies Seminar. The seminar is a monthly event that brings together researchers coming from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in research inspired by and drawing on contemporary social and political theory. It is primarily designed as a place for discussing drafts of research articles written by members of the seminar and invited guests. Nevertheless, the event seeks to connect researchers and students based in Prague and beyond and it is open to a broad academic public interested in discussed topics.

Please find the program below. The seminar will take place in person at the IIR (Nerudova 3, Prague, tram stop: Malostranské náměstí). Selected seminars might be also streamed online. If you are interested in joining the meetings, please write to


7.3.2022, 5:30 pm

  • Anna Lukešová (Charles University): Governing Integration Policies in a Multi-Level Setting: The Case of Austria and Czechia

5.4.2022, 5:30 pm

  • Aleš Karmazín (Metropolitan University Prague): China's Post-Liberal Surveillance Assemblage

3.5.2022, 5:30 pm

  • Daniel Šitera (Institute of International Relations Prague): Towards a Critical Political Economy of the European Union Cohesion Policy

30.5.2022, 5:30 pm

  • Rose Smith (University of Groningen/Charles University): Usable Pasts in Museums of Communism