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 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.
economic anthropology; ecological anthropology;inequality; informality; materiality; morality and ethics; social life of things; waste
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
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
Mašek, Pavel. in press „Čistě ekologicky“: Autovraky, recyklace a morálka. Biograf.
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)