doc. Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D.

Department Vice-Head, Department of Sociology

Office: 3.53
Joštova 218/10
602 00 Brno

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Department of Sociology
    Social Anthropology Program
    Faculty of Social Studies
    Masaryk University
    Joštova 10
    602 00 Brno

    member of the LaSST/Lab for Studies of Science and Technology
    Institute of Sociology
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
    Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
    60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • 2019: Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Social Anthropology Program, FSS MU
    2017-2019: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt
    2015-2016 and 2005-2012: Head of Social Anthropology Program, Department of Sociology, FSS MU
    since 2008: Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Social Anthropology Program, FSS MU
    2006 - 2011: Researcher, Institute for Social Reproduction and Integration,FSS MU
    2004 - 2008: Assistant, Sociology Department, Social Anthropology Program, FSS MU
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Sociology, FSS Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Ph.D. dissertation "Imagination of National Genes/Social Theory Embodied"
  • 2001: MA in Sociology: FSS, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, MA thesis "Fascism, Formal Rationality and Healthy Body"
  • 2000: MA in History: Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • September_2019: Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, workshop, paper: We, new utopians. Recombinant DNA technology and other times and spaces, Germany.
  • September_2019: Norwich University, ASA, paper: Utopia Embodied/Recombination of human DNA and fractal embodiments, UK.
  • August_2019: Manchester ESA, paper: Recombinant DNA and archeology of artificial life, UK.
  • July_2018: ISA Toronto, „Bodies as Libraries of Bioparts/Sociology of the Body Meets Life Engineering”. RG54 Body in Social Sciences, Canada.
  • July_2017: RC37_Sociology of Arts, ISA Wien; presentation: ‘BioArt/SciArt_ Encountering Human Technogenesis’, Vienna, Austria.
  • August_2016: COST (From Cosmos to Genes); ‘BioArt _Encountering Human Technogenesis/ Entanglements of Things, Bodies, and Technologies’, Prague.
  • July_2016: _RC54_The Body in the Social Sciences, ISA Wien. presentation: ‘BioArt/Sci Art_Molecules, Bodies and Life’, Vienna.
  • July_2016: _RC37_Sociology of Arts, ISA Wien; presentation: ‘BioArt/SciArt_ Encountering Human Technogenesis’, Vienna.
  • August_2014: Bioethics and Biopolitics. 28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, University of Debrecen, Hungary; presentation of paper: ‘Prenatal Life: Classifying and Governing’.
  • June_2014: Visual In-Sights, Theory, Method, Practice Conference, Newcastle University; presentation of paper: ‘Imagination, Archive, Programming Life_Version 2.0’.
  • May_2014: Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies Conference, STS, Graz University; presentation of paper: ‘Biotechnologies in Reproductive Medicine. Janus-Faced Challenge’.
  • November_2013: Critical Medical Humanities Symposium, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University.
  • August_2013: ESA conference, RN07 — Sociology of Culture. 15RN07 — Cultural Bodies, University of Torino; presentation of paper: ‘Human Embryo ― Icon of Biopolitics’.
  • August_2013: IUAES, August Being Human, BH09 Race in Anthropology, University of Manchester; presentation of paper: ‘Desire to Classify – Beyond the Idea of Race’.
  • April_2013: Iconology Old and New, European Iconology East & West 5: Cultural Imageries of Body and Soul – Intermedial Representations of the Corporeal, the Psychic and the Spiritual, University of Szeged; presentation of paper: ‘DNA and Iconology of Life — GENealogical Myth of Home’.
  • September_2012: Culture, Communication and Creativity Conference, Technische universität Berlin; presentation of paper: ‘DNA, Genes and Memory. An Exhibition’.
  • June_2012: BSA Conference on Human Reproduction; presentation of paper with Lenka Slepičková and Iva Šmídová: ‘Productive and Reproductive BioPower: Thinking Over Reproductive Medicine in the Czech Republic’.
  • since 2020: ‘Anthropology, Machines and Robots’
  • since 2019: ‘Anthropology, Bodies and Biotechnology’
  • 2016: undegraduate course at FaVU BUT Brno: ‘Research in Art: Robots, Machines, Bodies’ (co-taught with Lenka Klodová)
  • 2015: undegraduate course ‘Art, Community, Research’ (co-taught with Kateřina Šedá)
  • since 2014: graduate course‘Anthropological Theory’(co-taught)
  • since 2014: graduate course‘Sociology of Medicine’ (co-taught with Iva Šmídová and Lenka Slepičková)
  • since 2014: graduate course ‘Anthropological Research’
  • since 2014: undergraduate course ‘Political and Economic Anthropology’(co-taught with Zuzana Sekeráková-Búriková)
  • since 2013: graduate course ‘Anthropology, Body and Medicine’
  • 2013: graduate course at FaVU BUT Brno: ‘Art in Research/Introduction to Disability’ (co-taught with Lenka Klodová)
  • 2012-2013: invited courses at Comenius University (Slovak Republic): ‘Visual Anthropology’ and ‘Anthropology of Kinship’
  • since 2009: graduate courses‘Diploma Seminar for MA students’
  • 2010-2012: ‘Sexuality, Intimity and Anthropology/Anthropology of Sexuality and Intimity’(co-taught)
  • since 2009: undergraduate course‘Anthropology and Kinship’
  • since 2009: undergraduate course‘Visual Studies’
  • 2009 - 2010: undergraduate course ‘Introduction to Social Anthropology’ (co-taught)
  • since 2005: undergraduate course‘Social and Cultural Theory’
  • since 2005: undergraduate course ‘Diploma Seminar’
  • 2005-2012: graduate course ‘Body and Embodiment’ (co-taught with Kateřina Lišková)
  • 2005-2008: undergraduate course ‘Idea of Race and Ideology of Racism’
  • 2005-2008: undergraduate course ‘Research Methods (Discourse Analysis and Interview)’
  • 2005-2008: undergraduate course‘Introduction to Sociology’
  • 2005-2006: undergraduate course‘Contemporary Sociological Texts’
  • 2017-2019: H2020, MSCA(Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships), project: "Artificial Life Today - Anthropological and Sociological Analysis of Life Engineering", Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2016: team member, ‘Cultural Industry’, Faculty of Arts MU, art in research field, Ministry of Culture, CR
  • 2015: team member, ‘Theoretical Concepts and Their Analytical Application Within Social Sciences, Rector’s Programme, Masaryk University’, MUNI/A/1352/2015, subfield: ‘Biotechnologization of Czech Biomedicine’
  • 2011-2014: team member, GAČR Czech Science Funding GAČR P404/11/0621, ‘Childbirth, Assisted Reproduction, and Embryo Manipulation: A Sociological Analysis of Current Reproductive Medicine in the Czech Republic’(principal investigator - Iva Šmídová)
  • 2011: principal investigator, Czech Ministry of Education project (FRVS/2281/2011),‘Visual Studies’
  • 2005-2011: research fellow at the Institute for Studies on Social Reproduction and Integration/ Masaryk University, Czech Republic, subfield: ‘Czechness and Biopolitics’
  • 2005: researcher, Czech Ministry of Education project for students (FRVŠ/2005/3015): Internet Multimedial Databasis and Study Materials for ‘Racism and Idea of Race’ lectures (co-researcher: Csaba Szaló)
  • 2017-2019: H2020, MSCA Fellowship, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2012-2013: visiting lecturer, Comenius University (Slovak Rep.), Dept. of Social Anthropology
  • 2009 (July): fellowship at the New School of Social Research (New York) TCDS, Wroclaw
  • 2005-2006: student fellowship, Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • since 2019: Social Anthropology Program Board FSS MU, member
  • 2015-2017: Academic Senate, member, FSS MU
  • 2016: PhD Commission, member, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology


  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva (2020) 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science)/ EASST (European Association for Studies of Science and Technology) global joint meeting (2020), convening the panel: Editing future life and biotechnological utopias_ Bio-political materialization and potentialities of CRISPRcas9, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva (2019) main organizer, We, new utopians/Genome editing and echoes of future life, Goethe University, 17-18 September, Goethe University, project ARTENGINE., Germany.
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, ZÁLEŠÁK Jan, KLODOVÁ Lenka, KOZLOVSKÁ Kristýna. 2013. Visual Studies — Science, Art, Institutions/Encounter Imagination. Panels relating to the theme of Body, Medicine and Biotechnology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
  • ŠMÍDOVÁ, IVA, ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, SLEPIČKOVÁ LENKA and HUBERT WIERCINSKI. 2013. 3rd Annual Health in Transition Conference: Challenges of 21st Century: Past, Present and Future of Medicine and Health Care in Post-socialist World(s), University of Warsaw.
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, SOURALOVÁ, Adéla, JELÍNEK Matouš and GALČANOVÁ Lucie. 2012. Visual Studies — Science, Art, Institution. Panels relating to the theme of Body, Medicine and Biotechnology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
  • MARADA Radim, ŠLESINGEROVÁ Eva, FERENČUHOVÁ Slávka, TOMÁŠEK Marcel. Life in Motion. 2007. Organisation of the international post-gradual conference, The 8th Annual International Postgraduate Conference: Life in Motion, in cooperation with: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London and FSS MU, Brno.

  • ŠTREIT Jindřich, KULÍKOVÁ Ilona, ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. 2012. One Light (Jedno světlo), FSS MU. An Exhibition (
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, Petr DUBJAK, Eugen KUKLA, Miroslav ČEJKA, Pavlína FÁTOROVÁ and Ida CHULÍKOVÁ. 2011. „3+2“. Organizing the exhibition, FSS MU, Brno
  • 2011-2018: ISA (International Sociological Association)
  • 2014-2016: ESPMH (European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health)
  • 2013-2014: IUAES (International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Studies)
  • 2012-2015: ESA (European Sociological Association, RG: Body and Society and Risk and Society)

  • 2014: Reconstruction of State Movement´s and Rector´s of Masaryk University candidate to the National Media Board for Radio and TV Broadcasting in the Czech Republic
  • 2014: candidate of Green Party for local elections in Brno, Czech Republic
  • December_2019 invited lecture “Kristin´s adventures in wonderlab/ Recombinant DNA technology, biotechnological utopias and techno-futures “, Faculty of Fine Art (Lenka Veselá´s course), Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
  • October_2018 invited talk „Neviditelné utopie“ [Invisible Utopias], Ethnological Institute Prague, Czech Republic.
  • May_2018 invited talk “How to write the Marie-Curie Project“, Technology centre Prague, Czech Republic.
  • May_2018 invited lecture „Editace genomu – racionalita emocí a autenticita umělého života” [Editing Genome – Rationality of Emotions and Authenticity of the Artificial Life], Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • April_2018 Invited lecture „Umělý život, liminality lidství a art_engine“ [Artificial Life, Liminality of Human and Art Engine], Faculty of Fine Art, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • January_2017: invited talk "Human-God, Homo Deus - Extension and Transformation of Humanity", exhibition BIG LIGHT (Federico Díaz), House of Art Brno, with Jana Horáková, Czech Republic.
  • May_2016: invited talk "Brnox"(Kateřina Šedá project), café Praha, TIC Brno, Czech Republic.
  • May_5.2016: invited lecture "Research, Community, Art" with Kateřina Šedá; Faculty of Fine Arts, BUT, Czech Republic.
  • February_2015: invited lecture Biotechnologies and Visuality in ‘Teaching Visual Culture: Methodologies, Challenges, Perspectives’, CEU, Budapest, Centre for Advanced Studies, international workshop, Hungary.
  • June_2014: invited lecture "Biotechnologies and BioArt case - Posthuman, Gender, Race_Encounters and intersections", TRAIMEGS programme: ‘Transnational and Intersectional Methodologies in Gender Studies’, University of Riga, Latvia.
  • April_2014: invited lecture "Images, BioArt, Reproduction and Medicine", Faculty of Arts (New Media Workshop - Jana Horáková), Masaryk University (Faculty of Arts), Czech Republic.
  • November_2007: invited lecture "National Bodies and Imagination of Genes", FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • May_2006: invited lecture "Imagination of Genes and Bodies pf Late Modernity", Gellner seminar, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, Jana HORÁKOVÁ, Marián KOVAL, Ilaria FORNACCIARI, Eva THEUNISSEN, Václav ŠILHAVÝ, Anna Maria GLEB, Eva ŠLESINGER, Petr FUČÍK, Ondřej VODIČKA a Kristina KORCHOVÁ. COMPUTING THE HUMAN conference. 2023. Computing the Human conference info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. We, Other Utopians : Recombinant DNA, Genome Editing, and Artificial Life. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2022, 121 s. Routledge advances in sociology. ISBN 978-0-367-60801-9. Dostupné z: URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Recombinant DNA and Genome-editing Technologies : Embodied Utopias and Heterotopias. Body & Society. London: SAGE Publications, 2021, roč. 27, č. 2, s. 32-57. ISSN 1357-034X. Dostupné z: URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. We don´t live in a vacuum, do we?/ artificial life, bodies, and utopias in the laboratory. In Masterclass in Social Anthropology, FHS, Prague. 2021. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Antropologický spánek, roboti a my². In Masterclass TIM/Theory of Interactive media, (FFMU + VUT Brno). 2021. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. My, noví utopiáni/Rekombinace DNA, editování genomu a umělý život/book talk. In Gellnerovské semináře (CASA + ČSS)/FSS MU, 2021. 2021. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva a Lucie VIDOVIĆOVÁ. Soužití s roboty může zvýšit míru empatie k jinakosti a take probarvovat obraz světa a lidí v něm. In Art Café_Český rozhlas Vltava/Umění a kultura. 2021. vyd. Praha: Radio Vltava/ Art Café, 2021. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. expert evaluator for MCSA fellowships. European Commission, 2020. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Biotechnologické utopie, DNA rekombinace a technoimaginace. In 4S and EASST conference,. 2020. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Umělý život/Lepší než život. In part of Art Bienale Pojď Blíž/Come Closer, Public Hearing in the Matter of Imagination, Anxiety Institute, Prague Czech Republic. 2020. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. In Risk We Trust/Editing Embryos and Mirroring Future Risks and Uncertainties. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer, 2019, roč. 22, č. 2, s. 191-200. ISSN 1386-7423. Dostupné z: URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Kristin´s adventures in wonderlab/ Recombinant DNA technology, biotechnological utopias and techno-futures. In Přednáška, Faculty of Fine Art, Brno University of Technology CR. 2019. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Ne-lidští aktéři/Bioart a biotechnologické utopie. In A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník. Praha, 2019, s. 14. ISSN 1801-4542. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. We, new utopians. Recombinant DNA technology and other times and spaces. In We, new utopians/Genome editing and echoes of future life, Goethe University, Germany. 2019. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Utopia Embodied/Recombination of human DNA and fractal embodiments. 2019. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. We, new utopians/Genome editing and echoes of future life. 2019. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Laboratory life, biotechnological intimacies and artificial emotions. In FaVU BUT, Czech Republic. 2019. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Biopower imagined : Biotechnological art and life engineering. Social Science Information. London: SAGE, 2018, roč. 57, č. 1, s. 59-76. ISSN 0539-0184. Dostupné z: článek - open access info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Editace genomu, racionalita emocí a autenticita umělého života. In čtvrteční sociologické semináře, FSV UK, Institut sociologických studií, Praha. 2018. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Umělý život, liminality lidství a art engine. In invited lecture_ Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Technology, Czech Republic. 2018. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana a Eva ŠLESINGEROVÁ. Člověk Bůh – Homo Deus : Extenze a transformace lidství, 25. 1. 2017. 2017. Doprovodný program k výstavě Federica Díaze Big Light info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Život jako biotechnologické umělecké dílo : Antropologie a umění živého. The Journal Of Culture. Praha: Etnologický ústav Praha, 2017, roč. 6, č. 1, s. 2-7. ISSN 2336-7849. článek - open access, web časopisu, info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. BioArt a SciArt. Proplétání věcí, těl a technologií. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny. Praha: Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, 2017, roč. 2017, č. 23, s. 40-60. ISSN 1802-8918. článek - open access info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva a Kateřina ŠEDÁ. Brnox. In caffé Praham TICl, zvaná přednáška. 2016. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva a Bernadette Nadya JAWORSKY. Visual Studies/ Encounter Imagination. Masarykova univerzita, 2015. URL URL info
  • ŠMÍDOVÁ, Iva, Eva ŠLESINGEROVÁ a Lenka SLEPIČKOVÁ. Games of Life. Czech Reproductive Biomedicine. Sociological Perspectives. Online. 1., elektronické vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015, 164 s. ISBN 978-80-210-7734-8. Dostupné z: Čítárna Munispace info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Imaginace genů. Sociologická perspektiva. Praha: SLON Sociologické nakladatelství, 2014, 136 s. Studie. ISBN 978-80-7419-146-6. info
  • SLEPIČKOVÁ, Lenka, Eva ŠLESINGEROVÁ a Iva ŠMÍDOVÁ. Biomoc a reprodukční biomedicína: konceptuální inspirace pro český kontext. Sociologický časopis/ Czech Sociological Review. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, 2012, roč. 48, č. 1, s. 85-106. ISSN 0038-0288. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Funes el Memorioso navštěvuje muzeum aneb vzpomínky na budoucnost. Sociální studia. Brno: Fakulta sociálních studií MU v Brně, 2010, roč. 2010, č. 1, s. 45-67. ISSN 1214-813X. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, Lenka SLEPIČKOVÁ a Iva ŠMÍDOVÁ. Reprezentace ab/normality v biomedicíně. 2010. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, Csaba SZALÓ a Eleonóra HAMAR. Konceptualizace pojmu rasa a rasismus. Sociologický pohled. Sociální studia. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007, roč. 2007, č. 4, s. 7-27, 20 s. ISSN 1214-813X. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva, Slavomíra FERENČUHOVÁ a Radim MARADA. Life in Motion. 2007. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Krásná těla národa - vábení k inkluzi. In Vztahy, jazyky, těla. 2007. vyd. Praha: FHS UK, 2007, s. 338-353, 15 s. ISBN 978-80-903086-6-4. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Poetika a politika vzpomínání na "češství". In In: Marada,Radim (ed.). Etnická různost a občanská jednota. 2006. vyd. Brno: CDK, 2006, s. 143-165, 22 s. Sociologická řada. ISBN 80-7325-111-6. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Vidět krásné. Revue pro média. Brno, 2005, roč. 1/2005, č. 1, s. 18-25, 7 s. ISSN 1214-7494. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Internetová multimediální databáze studijních materiálů pro předmět Rasismus a idea rasy. Fakulta sociálních studií MU, Brno, 2005. URL info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Imaginace genů a hranice etnických identifikací. Sociální studia. Brno: Fakulta sociálních studií, 2005, roč. 2005, č. 2, s. 35-55, 20 s. ISSN 1214-813X. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Žádoucí těla, paměť a vymístění. Sociální studia. Brno: Fakulta sociálních studií MU Brno, 2004, roč. 2004, č. 2, s. 86-106, 20 s. ISSN 1214-813X. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Zdraví a silní. In Sociální inkluze. Brno: Masarykova universita, 2003, s. 121-141, 20 s. ISBN 80-210-3131-X. info
  • ŠLESINGEROVÁ, Eva. Poznámky ke konstrukci židovských identit. Praha: Biograf, 2002, č. 27, s. 55-59, 4 s. ISSN 1211-5770. info


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