Lenka Kissová, Msc
Mgr. Lenka Kissová is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology at Masaryk University in Brno. She has degrees in fields of Social and Cultural Anthropology and International Relations (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia). Her research interests focus on critical studies of policies, migration, political discourse, securitisation as well as on human rights and minorities. She actively analysis political discourses on migrants, ethnic minorities, migration and welfare policies in Central Europe.
She was a visiting student at universities such as University of Toronto, Princeton University, REMESO institute at Linköping University or Universitá di Bologna.
She worked in a human rights NGO Milan Šimečka Foundation on projects aiming at poverty and social inclusion, particularly exclusion/ inclusion of the Roma in Slovakia. She worked also as an impact evaluator in a social innovation project aiming at the inclusion and employment of immigrants living in Brno. Currently, she is a research fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology of Migration (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University), she works at the Institute for Research in Inclusive Education (Faculty of Education, Masaryk University) and she is also the external associate at Masaryk University Office for International Cooperation.