Mgr. Pavel Mašek
2018 – present Ph.D. Candidate, Ethnology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Disertation: Rusting Away: An Ethnography of Automobiles, Informality, Capitalism, Waste, and Daily Morality at an Auto Salvage Yard (supervisor: Daniel Sosna, Ph.D.).
2018 Mgr., Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
M.A. Thesis: Waste, Man, Death: An Anthropological Perspective on Waste Incineration and Human Cremation (supervisor: Daniel Sosna, Ph.D.).
2006 Bc., Bachelor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
B.A. Thesis: Current Contemporary Dance Field.
economic anthropology; ecological anthropology;inequality; informality; materiality; morality and ethics; social life of things; waste
2019 – 2021 V4Net: doctoral scholarship, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia (Prof. Dr. Chris Hann), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany
2020 – Researcher, Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
2016 – 2019 Freelance Artist – performer, dancer
2012 – 2015 Performer, Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus, Brussels, Belgium
2004 – 2012 Freelance Artist – performer, dancer
in press Grey greening: quiet sustainability at auto salvage yards. Geografie.
2021 ‘It’s Only Us, Hyenas, Who Profit Out of It’: Wrecked Cars, Leaked Humans, and the Death of the Person-car. Journal of Material Culture. DOI: 10.1177/13591835211055709
2020 „Čistě ekologicky“: Autovraky, recyklace a morálka. Biograf 71-72: 3–24.
2019 Skládka není izolovaný svět (Joshua O. Reno. Waste Away: Working and Living With a North American Landfill). Cargo 1-2: 145–149.
2021 The Dark Side of the Container: Creating and Manipulating the inside and outside of the Container. Containers and Waste: Opening the Unruly, Prague, 25 October (online).
2021 Grey Greening: Quiet Sustainability at Auto Salvage Yards. Vox Populi Visegradensis: The Anthropology of East-central Europe, Schloß Ringberg, 14–17 July.
2021 Greening through the grey: quiet sustainability at auto salvage yards. EUGEO 21, Prague, 28 June–1 July.
2021 Searching for ‘Hard Data’: Crooked Ways of Waste Quantification. Waste governance (I): Waste Regimes. Re-opening the Bin 2021, Gothenburg, 10–12 June 2021 (with D. Sosna and B. Stehlíková, online).
2021 Našedlé zelenání: tichá udržitelnost na autovrakovištích. CASA 21, Prague, 17–18 April (online)
Membership in Professional Organisations
2019 – present Czech Association for Social Anthropology (CASA)
2018 – 2020 European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)