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Pavel Mašek

Pavel Mašek

Mgr. Pavel Mašekmasek-pavel

Department of Ecological Anthropology

e-mail: masek[at]eu.cas.cz

 
Education

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 Illegal 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.


Research Interests

economic anthropology; ecological anthropology;inequality; informality; materiality; morality and ethics; social life of things; waste


Funding

2020 – 2022   Waste Regime at a Crossroad: Divergent Trajectories of Things, Cars, and Electronics (Czech Science Foundation, GA20-06759S)

2019 – 2021   V4Net: doctoral scholarship, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia (Prof. Dr. Chris Hann), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany


Employment

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


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

Mašek, Pavel. in press „Čistě ekologicky“: Autovraky, recyklace a morálka. Biograf.


Reviews

Mašek, Pavel. 2019. ‘Reno, Joshua O. Waste Away: Working and Living With a North American Landfill. Berkeley: University of California Press.’ Cargo - Journal for Cultural and Social Anthropology 1–2.  


Membership in Professional Organisations

2019 – present    European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

2019 – present    Czech Associationfor SocialAnthropology (CASA)