Lenka Formankova, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Rep.
Jilská 1, Prague 1
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Formankova, Ph.D. is a Post-doc at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and a researcher at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She received degrees in comparative social policy and psychology. In 2014 she defended her Ph.D. thesis on titled “Working lives of university educated women in Slovenia and in the Czech Republic: the role of diverse structural, institutional and cultural contexts”. In her work, Lenka focuses mainly on social and public policy analysis from a gender perspective, work and family reconciliation strategies, and new forms of intimate life using quantitative research methods, mainly biographic and narrative research. Until today, she has participated in nine national and international research projects on welfare policy, gender equality, gender aspects of employment, and new forms of family and intimate life. She publishes scientific articles in Czech and international peer-reviewed and impacted journals (e.g. Journal of Contemporary European Studies; Gender and Management, Journal of Social Policy and Administration; Sociológia) and co-authored books “Working paths of women in the Czech Republic” (Prague, 2011) and “One´s own way? Life course in a late modern society” (Prague, 2014). Currently she works as an expert in the team of advisors for Family policy for the Ministry of Work and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. Since 2012 is Lenka collaborating with Narativ Brno, and since 2015 she became one of the members. She is a member of the organization team of The International Symposium on Relational Research.