Johana Kłusek is a PhD candidate in Modern History at the Department of European Studies at Charles University in Prague. Her dissertation follows her previous research in the field of history of mentalities, for which she was awarded the Edvard Beneš Prize for Best Thesis in Modern History in 2017. The doctoral thesis deals with the Image of Britain in Czechoslovak Media Discourses between 1939 and 1948. In 2019 she participated in the Humboldt University’s project ‘London Moment’ as a SYLFF fellow. In 2020 she was awarded a SYLFF Research Abroad Award for research in London. She studied Political Science at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and conducted an internship at the University of Oxford. Currently she is a Visiting Scholar at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where she teaches the history of Europe from below.
- forthcoming 2022: “Czechoslovak Media Scene in 1938: A Lack of Media-Induced Anxiety and the Origins of the ‘Munich Treason’”, in Exciting News!, eds. Brendan Dooley (Boston, Leyden: Brill)
- 2022: “Our Second Capital on the Banks of the Thames: The Evolution of the Anglophilia of Czechoslovak Exiles in Britain during the Second World War”, Central Europe, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14790963.2022.2069381
- 2022: “Kulturněhistorické obrazy nepřátel v poúnorovém Československu” [Cultural and Historical Images of Enemies in Post-February Czechoslovakia], review Obrazy nepřítele v Československu 1948-1956, Denisa Nečasová, Soudobé dějiny 29 (1), 315-320.
- 2021: “Porevoluční ideové diskurzy Václava Klause: Socialismus, kapitalismus a nové lepší zítřky à la paní Thatcherová” [Václav Klaus’ Ideological Discourses: Socialism, Capitalism and better tomorrows à la Ms Thatcher], in Otisky sametové revoluce: Kde přebývá devětaosmdesátý [Footprints of the Velvet Revolution: Where Does the 1989 Dwell], eds. Petr Agha, Jan Géryk (Praha: Karolinum, 2021), 45-66.
- 2019: “Hatred in Czech Self-Stereotyping: New Challenges”, review Češi o Češích: Dnešní spory o dějiny, Eva Hahnová, Studia Territorialia, Volume 19, Issue 1 (2019), 98-101.