Libora Oates-Indruchová studied literary and cultural theory and obtained her PhD in English from Lancaster University, U.K., after which she completed „habilitation“ (dr. habil.) in Literary and Cultural Studies at Szeged University, Hungary. She also studied Gender Studies in a non-degree postgraduate programme at Central European University in Budapest Hungary, and hold an undergraduate degree (“Magistra”) in sports studies and English from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. I write mainly on late state-socialist Czech cultural issues and published, among others, in Signs, Europe-Asia Studies, Men & Masculinities, Aspasia and Sociologický časopis.
Previously, she led the research field “Communist and Postcommunist Times in Central Europe” at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres in Vienna, Austria. She has taught at Charles University, Pardubice University, Masaryk University and Szeged University, and held research fellowships and scholarships at the University of Toronto; Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (Andrew Mellon Fellowship); Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study; and Central European University in Budapest. Her research has been funded, among others, by the European Commission (Marie Curie Fellowship), the Czech Science Foundation, Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and the British Council.
Libora Oates-Indruchová is currently a professor of Sociology of Gender, Department of Sociology, University of Graz, Austria