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journal for qualitative research

ISSN 1211-5770
Registration code MK ČR: E 8364
Published by the civil association Casopis Biograf
Krompach 26, 47157
ICO: 27003213
Two issues per year.
Editor-in-chief: Barbora Spalová (

Person's detail

Dana Hradcová


Dana Hradcová works as the managing director of the Centre of expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. As a researcher and consultant, she is involved in projects dedicated to life with cognitive dis/ability. Her field of study is ethics of care and practical and empirical ethics mostly in social and health services. As a lecturer and assistant, she cooperates with caregivers and self-advocates.
[Updated: 22. 1. 2018]

Michal Synek


Michal Synek has studied religious studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University. In the framework of his doctoral sociological research project he explores relations between various repertoires of caring and modes of ordering dis/ability. At the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care of the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University he is a member of a team researching case management for people living with dementia and at the Centre for Theoretical Study of the Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences he explores performativity of paperwork under the leadership of Zdeněk Konopásek. He is interested in theoretical problems with practical impact at the crossroads of science and technology studies, disability studies and relational ethics of care. He translates from English, especially texts from religious studies and STS. He is a consultant in the fields of social services and deinstitutionalization, and an advisor to self-advocates.
[Updated: 17. 1. 2017]

Radek Carboch


Radek Carboch had studied religious studies at the Faculty of Art at the Masaryk University in Brno. He is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Studies at the Masaryk University. In the framework of his dissertation research he explores deinstitutionalization of social services, with the focus on shaping an ordinary life of people designated as mentally disabled. He collaborates with CELLO FHS UK on a research project dealing with case management for people living with dementia, and with the Center for Theoretical Studies on an exploration of a role of paperwork in emancipation practice. He is interested in the strategies for inclusion and exclusion of the “other”, formation of a modern autonomous subject and transformations of technologies of power.
[Updated: 22. 1. 2018]

Dita Jahodová


Dita Jahodová graduated from the School of Humanities at Charles University in Prague with an M.A. in Gender Studies. She is continuing with her doctoral studies of sociology at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno and she is involved in ethnographic research in the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and long-term care at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University. She is concerned with questions connected to the gender order, body and embodiment, health care, medicalization, stigmatization, invisibility and social exclusion. She is gradually developing her focus on the field of care of people living with dementia and their palliative care.
[Updated: 22. 1. 2018]