Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, NL
Department of Studies in Culture and Religion, University of Hradec Králové, CZ
Svalbard related projects:
- 2019-2021: Overheating in the High Arctic – qualitative anthropological analysis (boREALIFE), RiS ID 10724
- 2021-2022: Teenagers without land: Offspring of economic migrants to Svalbard in an overheated world (TEENNOLAND), RiS ID 11625
2021-2023: Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Environmental Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-Based Analyses from Svalbard (SVALUR), RiS ID 11524, https://www.slu.se/svalur
2022: Landscapes of knowledge and understanding, RiS ID 11945
Zdenka Sokolíčková (born 1983) studied culturology (Charles University in Prague) and Euroculture (Palacky University in Olomouc and University of Groningen). In 2010, she obtained her PhD degree with a thesis about environmental ethics. She is interested in anthropology of environmental and climate change, globalization, tourism, science, migration and social justice. She completed study, research and teaching visits in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Lithuania, Norway and Cyprus. She lived in Longyearbyen with her three children and husband – a polar ecologist, during her ethnographic fieldwork 2019-2021 as a guest researcher of the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, mentored by Thomas H. Eriksen. She is currently living in Czechia, working as a SVALUR postdoc at the Arctic Centre in the Netherlands. In 2023, she will shift her ethnographic focus on Antarctic tourism.
Sokolíčková, Z. & Soukupová, E. (2021). Czechs and Slovaks in Svalbard: Entangled Modes of Mobility, Place, and Identity. Lidé města / Urban People, 23(2): 167-196. https://urbanpeople.cuni.cz/LMENG-97-version1-sokolickova.pdf
- Sokolíčková, Z. (2021). The Chinese Riddle: Tourism, China, and Svalbard. In Y.-S. Lee (Ed.), Asian Mobilities Consumption in a Changing Arctic (pp. 141–154). Routledge.