PhDr. Tereza Pospíšilová, Ph.D.

Tereza POSPÍŠILOVÁ, assistant professor

Research Area

  • Philanthropy

  • Volunteering

  • Civil society

  • Gift and giving

  • Discourse analysis, grounded theory, case study research  


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  • 2004: Ph.D., Sociology, Charles University, Prague

  • 2000: MA, International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1998: Mgr., Sociology, Charles University, Prague

  • 1995: Bc., Sociology and Social Policy, Charles University, Prague

Work Experience

  • 2004 – present: assistant professor, Civil Society Studies Department, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

  • 2003 – 2005: researcher, Civil Society Development Foundation

  • 2001 – 2004: junior researcher, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University/Czech Academy of Sciences

  • 1998 – 1999: project assistant, EU PHARE program PALMIF, National Training Fund

  • 1996 – 1997: research assistant, Sociological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences


  • 2002: Junior research fellow, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Austria

Other Professional Engagements

  • Member of evaluation panel, Křesadlo award for volunteers in Prague (2017, 2016)

  • Member of the editorial board of Voluntaristics Review (Brill) (since 2016)

  • Member of the working group preparing the “Concept of state policy towards non-state non-profit organizations” (Czech Government Council for Non-state Non-profit Organizations, Czech Government Office, 2015)

  • Chair of the executive committee of the Fund for Non-Governmental Organizations (EEA and Norway Grants, 2014 - 2016)

  • Member of the academic board of the PhD. program Civil Sector Studies, Charles University (since 2012)

Publications (Eng)

  • Pospíšilová, T. (2014). Transnational Philanthropy and Nationalism: The Early Years of Central European University, Monde(s) No. 6: 126 – 146.

  • Sivesind, K. H., Pospíšilová T., Frič P. (2013). Does Volunteering Cause Trust?, European Societies 15(1): 106-130.

  • Pospíšilová, T. (2012). Nonprofit Management Education in the Czech Republic: The Struggle for Civil Society Versus the Struggle for Survival, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41(2): 325-341.

  • Pospíšilová, T. (2011). Grassroots Volunteering: Definitions, Concepts and Themes. Praha: Agora CE, o.p.s.

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