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Curriculum vitae

Education and academic qualifications
  • 2015 - present: Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Masaryk University
  • 2008 - 2014: Religious Studies, Masaryk University
  • 2009 - 2011: Tibetan, Charles University
  • 1989 - 1993: Psychology, Charles University
Professional experience
  • 2015 - present: Researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
  • 2007 - present: Consultant, Evaluator, Trainer in the areas of development aid and social services, freelance
  • 1993 - present: Translator, translation of books and documentaries from English and Russian to Czech, freelance
  • 2006 - 2007: Head of Northern Caucasus Office, management of humanitarian and development programmes
  • 2004 - 2006: Desk Officer for the Northern Caucasus, Caritas
  • 2002 - 2003: Social Worker, social assistance to refugees in the Czech Republic, Czech Helsinki Committee
  • 1990 - 1993: Educator, education in childens' home, Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic
Teaching activities
  • 2014 - present: Trainer, Deinstitutionalization and humanization of social services, ČALS
  • 2007 - present: Trainer, Strategy and project development and management, freelance
  • 2001 - 2004: English Teacher, freelance
Research activities
  • 2014 - present: Ph.D. research project "How to eat well in institutional care: dis/ability in repertoires of dining"; research into modes of ordering of dis/ability and repertoires of care: their patterns, socio-materiality, their force and durability, together with possibilities for formulating and introducing alternatives; project supervisor: Doc. PaedDr. Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D.
  • 2017 - present: research project "Paperwork and the practice of social change: The use of writen documents in participative planning"; implemented by CTS, Charles University / The Czech Academy of Sciences, project leader: Doc. PaedDr. Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D.
  • 2015 - present: research project "Case management as a complex intervention in dementia, its impact on resource utilisation and the quality of life of patients and caregivers"; implemented by CELLO, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, project leader: Doc. MUDr. Iva Holmerová Ph.D.
  • 2018 - present: member of the board of experts of the research project "Restrictive interventions in psychiatry"; implemented by the Centre for Mental Health Care Development
  • 2000 - 2014: Transmission of "religious" modes of ordering in time and space /transmission of medieval Buddhist texts/
  • 2000 - 2014: Philosophy and philosophical debate in Tibetan Buddhism /Tibetan Madhyamaka and Samye debate/
Internship and stays for the purpose of study or work
  • 2014/03/01 – 2014/05/31: University of Vienna, Vienna, CEEPUS, AUT
    • Studijní pobyt na Institut für Religionswissenschaft a Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde Vídeňské univerzity.
  • 2015/05/04 – 2015/05/08: University of Oslo, Oslo, NOR
    • PhD course „The Politics and Practices of Method“
Non-university activities
  • 2016 - present: Biograf journal, editorial board member
  • 2008 - 2013: FLIM Festival of Tibetan Films and Films about Tibet, Potala NGO, programme, production
  • 2012 - 2014: Tibetan News /Tibetske Listy/, editor
Major publications
  • HRADCOVÁ, Dana a Michal SYNEK. Between silence and re-describing matters of care: An attempt at ethnography of cognitive disability. In Workshop “The Practices and Politics of Description”, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. 2019. info
  • SYNEK, Michal, Dana HRADCOVÁ, Radek CARBOCH a Dita JAHODOVÁ. Kritické gesto a záležitosti péče v souřadnicích ne/způsobilosti. Sociologický časopis, AV ČR, Sociologický ústav, 2019, roč. 55, č. 5, s. 587–614. ISSN 0038-0288. doi:10.13060/00380288.2019.55.5.478. URL info
  • SYNEK, Michal. Perfect etiquette : On diplomatically arguing with members. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 2018, roč. 5, č. 1, s. 25-49. ISSN 2405-691X. doi:10.17157/mat.5.1.500. článek info
  • KONOPÁSEK, Zdeněk, Michal SYNEK a Radek CARBOCH. Making clients to decide for themselves: Turning people with learning difficulties into “modern subjects”. In EASST Conference 2018, Lancaster, UK. 2018. info
  • HRADCOVÁ DANA, Michal SYNEK, Dita JAHODOVÁ a Radek CARBOCH. In between silence and re-describing matters of care: An attempt at ethnography of cognitive dis/ability. In EASST Conference 2018, Lancaster, UK. 2018. info
  • SYNEK, Michal, Dana HRADCOVÁ, Radek CARBOCH a Dita JAHODOVÁ. Mezi tichem a záležitostmi péče: Etnografie kognitivní dis/ability. In Konference ČSS 2018. 2018. URL info
  • ILIFFE, Steve, Jane WILCOCK, Michal SYNEK, Radek CARBOCH, Dana HRADCOVÁ a Iva HOLMEROVÁ. Case management for people with dementia and its translations: A discussion paper. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, SAGE Publications Inc, 2017. ISSN 1471-3012. doi:10.1177/1471301217697802. URL info
  • SYNEK, Michal. Valuable buildings, disabled people: Tinkering with maintenance and care in situations of socio-material oppression. In Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Boston 2017. 2017. URL info
  • SYNEK, Michal, Dana HRADCOVÁ, Dita JAHODOVÁ a Radek CARBOCH. Koordinace služeb pro lidi žijící s demencí: Poznámky k (ne)soudržnosti pečování. In 19. Pracovní konference Biografu, Chotěboř 2017. 2017. info
  • SYNEK, Michal, Dana HRADCOVÁ, Dita JAHODOVÁ a Radek CARBOCH. O (ne)soudržnosti pečování: Mnohočetné ontologie života s demencí. Biograf, Časopis Biograf o.s., 2017, roč. 2017, 65-66, s. 5–49. ISSN 1211-5770. info
  • SYNEK, Michal a Dana HRADCOVÁ. How to make homey meal in not-so-homey kitchen: Home metaphors in repertoires of institutional dining. In American Studies Association Annual Meeting Denver 2016, Critical Disability Studies Caucus. 2016. URL info
  • SYNEK, Michal a Radek CARBOCH. Profesní slepota a režimy spěchu : Podpora soběstačnosti při jídle v institucionální péči o lidi s mentálním znevýhodněním. Biograf, Časopis Biograf o.s., 2014, roč. 2014, č. 60, s. 5-37. ISSN 1211-5770. URL info
  • SYNEK, Michal. Profesní slepota a režimy spěchu: Podpora soběstačnosti při jídle v institucionální péči o lidi s mentálním znevýhodněním. In 16. Pracovní konference Biografu, Hoješín u Seče 2014. 2014. info
  • SYNEK, Michal. Doktrína a politika lhaské debaty : obraz samjäské tradice v kronice Baže. Sacra, Brno: Občanské sdružení Sacra, 2012, roč. 10, č. 1, s. 5-32. ISSN 1214-5351. info


Curriculum vitae: Mgr. Michal Synek (učo 333816), version: English(1), last update: 2018/06/30 17:00, M. Synek