The principal investigator in ExpertTurn
Kateřina Lišková is Associate Professor in sociology at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Her research focuses on gender, expertise, sexuality and the social organization of intimacy, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. She is currently affiliated as a guest researcher with the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University. In the spring of 2021, she is a Senior Fellow at the Descartes Center for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. She serves as an Editorial Board member for the European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health.
As a Marie Curie fellow, she was affiliated with Columbia University and Technische Universität in Berlin. Previously, she was at the New School for Social Research as a Fulbright Scholar, as a Visiting Scholar with New York University, and as a Fellow with the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany. Her research on gender, sexuality, and expertise under state socialism was published by Cambridge University Press in a monograph titled Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945–89, which won the 2019 Barbara Heldt Prize for Best Book and received an honorable mention for the 2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award.
Her papers have appeared in Medical History, History of the Human Sciences, History of Psychology, Sexualities, and History of the Family, among others.