Filip Herza

Filip Herza

Filip HerzaMgr. Filip Herza Ph.D.



2018 Ph.D. in Anthropology, Charles University, Prague

2012 Mgr. in Anthropology, Charles University, Prague

2009 Bc. in Humanities, Charles University, Prague



2016 - 2018 Ph.D. fellow at CEFRES – French research centre in social sciences and humanities in Prague

2016 Visiting scholarship at Collegium Carolinum, Munich

2015 - 2016 Visegrad scholarship at CEU - History department, Budapest

2014 AKTION scholarship at the University of Vienna

2011 Erasmus, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen


Academic awards

2017Jacques Derrida Prize – for the best journal publication (Herza 2016b), awarded by CEFRES Platform and the French Institute in Prague


Academic positions

2019 Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

2017-2019 Faculty of humanities, Charles University, Prague


Research projects

2019 Czechoslovakia Postcolonial

2017 - 2019 Post-/Socialist Modernity and social and cultural politics of disability and disablement (GAČR + DFG)

2012 - 2018 Imaginations of Otherness and the Freak Show Culture in 19th and 20th-century Prague (GAUK)


Other academic activities

Junior editor in journal Dějiny-Teorie-Kritika (History-Theory-Criticism)


Selected bibliography

Book chapters

2019. “Faces Of Masculinity: Shaving Practices And The Popular Exhibitions Of “Hairy Wonders” In Early 20Th Century Prague”. In Beauty And The Norm: Debating Standardization In Bodily Appearance, Sarah Böllinger and Ulf Vierke, 23-44. Palgrave Macmillan.

2016a. “Black Don Juan and the Ashanti From Asch: Representations Of “Africans” In Prague And Vienna, 1892–1899”. In Visualizing the Orient: Central Europe And The Near East in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Adéla Jůnová Macková, Lucie Storchová, and Libor Jůn, 95-106. Prague: Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU), Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

2012. “Tiny Artists From The Big World: The Rhetoric Of Representing Extraordinary Bodies During The Singer Midgets’ 1928 Tour In Prague”. In Exploring The Cultural History Of Continental European Freak Shows And ‘Enfreakment’, 193-210. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Journal articles

2019. Kolářová, K., Herza, F. Ne/způsobilost jako nová kategorie sociálních věd. Sociologický časopis 55 (5). Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR: 549-560.

2019. “Sombre Faces: Race and Disability in the Institutionalisation of Czechoslovak Anthropology 1890s-1920s”. History and Anthropology (forthcoming).

2016b. “Anthropologists and Their Monsters: Ethnicity, Body and Ab/normality In Early Czech Anthropology”. East Central Europe 43 (1-2). Leiden: Brill: 64-98.

2014. “Ne/normativní Feminita, Mateřství A Sexualita: Případ Sester B. (1878-1922)”. Lidé sta = Urban People 16 (3). Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií UK v Praze: 359-380.

2011. “Singer’s Midgets V Karlínském Divadle Theatre Varieté”. Dějiny Teorie Kritika, no. 2. Praha: Fakulta humanitních studií: 219-237.



CASA - Czech Association for Social Anthropology

ASEEES - Association Slavic East-European Eurasian Studies