Areas of interest
Feminist posthuman materialism, feminist postconstructionism, feminist philosophy and corporeal theory, feminist science studies
In this PhD. project I am engaging with breathing as a practice and figuration that challenges anthropocentric understanding of the human and inspires its intra-actively agential (Karen Barad) and material-semiotic (Donna Haraway) reconceptualization. In my breathing aspirations I aim to write through the intra-active entanglements of nature & culture, materiality & discursively, inside & outside, organic & inorganic, human & in/nonhuman in order to imagine articulations of the human not as a being that is in but of the world (Karen Barad). Simultaneously, my project aims to engage in selected conversations with feminist theories of embodiment, epistemology, ontology and ethics and attempts to articulate material-semiotic conceptualizations of breathing practices of knowledge production, corporeal enactments of intersectionality and breathable politics of disruption, resistance and failure.
I obtained my graduate degree at the Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Czech Republic in 2009. My graduate research followed bumblebees in a biochemistry lab in order to discuss the non-human agentiality of scientific research processes and the ways in which agency, materiality and discursivity are enacted and (re)configured in everyday research practices. In 2006 I completed my undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University with the undergraduate thesis discussing the notion of embodiment and materiality in Judith Butler’s work. In the course of my education I also studied at the Netherlands Research School of Women’s Studies, Utrecht University (2008) and at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku (2005). In 2006-2008 I was a researcher of the KNOWING research project (FP6, EC).
2012 - 2013 Visiting Scholar at the Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
2006 - 2009 Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, the Czech Republic. Education level: Graduate. Thesis topic: “Ethnography of a Research Object in Scientific Practices: Configurations of Materiality, Discursivity and Agency”. Supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Zuzana Kiczková, CSc.
2005 - A five-month Erasmus scholarship at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku, Finland (focus on Gender Studies)
2002 - 2006 Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, the Czech Republic. Education level: Undergraduate. Specialization in Gender Studies. Thesis topic: “Constituting and Delineating the Body: The Concept of Corporeality in Judith Butler”. Consultant: Věra Sokolová, PhD.
2011 - ... Student representative at the board of InterGender Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
2010 - ... Active member and representative of Tema Genus, Linköping University at ATGENDER, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation
2010 - ... Student representative at the Board of Tema Genus, Linköping University
2009 - ... Member of the Student Review Board of the Graduate Journal of Social Science
2009 - 2012 Manager and content developmer of the website of The Posthumanities Hub
2006 - 2008 Researcher of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University and of the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in the international research project Knowledge, Institutions, Gender: An East-West Comparative Study funded by the European Commission under the Structuring the European Research Area specific programme of the 6th Framework Programme
2005 - 2007 Technical editor of Vztahy, jazyky, těla. Texty z 1. konference českých a slovenských feministických studií edited by Libuše Heczková and col.
2012 - 2013 - Master thesis supervision. Department of Thematic Studies: Gender Studies: Linköping University
2012 - Introduction to Intersectional Gender Studies, Policy and Politics in a Globalized World. Department of Thematic Studies: Gender Studies, Linköping University. Undergraduate level course. Position: Tutor. Online course
2011 - 2012 Teaching Intersectional Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity and Equality. Tema Genus, Linköping University. Master level course. Position: Tutor. Online course
2011 - Gender, Bodies, Sexuality. Tema Child Studies, Linköping University. Bachelor level course. Position: Fulltime teacher and designer of the course. Online course
Górska, Magdalena. 2009. (Review). "Zuzana Kiczková a kol. 2006. Pamät’ žien. O skúsenosti sebautvárania v biografických rozhovoroch".Slovenský národopis 57 (1): 124-130. (Translated also into English and published in English edition of Slovenský národopis and into Italian and published in a shortened version in eSamizdat 2-3: 386-392; The article was also reprinted in 2010 in Ročenka Genderových Studii, FHS UK)
Górska, Magdalena, Jan Matonoha. 2008. "Popis mnoha zápasů: diskurz, subjekt a moc v myšlení Judith Butler". Česká literatura 56 (6): 805-829
Górska, Magdalena, Uhde, Zuzana. 2007. "Konference 'Gender and Citizenship in a Multicultural Context'". Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review 43 (4): 874-878
Górska, Magdalena. 2004. "Interrupce psaná společnosti, tělem a individuálním vědomím". Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 4: 4-10
2013 - "The Meaning-Matter of Breathing". Presentation at the Science and Justice Research Center's Cocktail Hour, University of California, Santa Cruz. 12 March 2013
2013 - "Corporeal Politics: Rethinking Intersectionality Through Breathing". Presented at the Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism Conference. The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 14-15 February 2013
2012 - "Entanglements of Breathing and Feminist Theories". Presented at the Entanglements of New Materialisms conference. Linköping University, Sweden. 25-26 May 2012
2012 - "An Engagement with Breathing Matter. Presented at the 8th European Feminist Research Conference. Central European University, Hungary. 17-20 May 2012
2012 - "A Breathing Engagement with the Human". Presented at the Feminist Materialisms: Gender, Nature, Body, Materiality conference. Copenhagen University, Denmark. 26-27 April 2012
2009 - "Searching for the Grounds of the New (Feminist) Materialism". Presented at the 7th European Feminist Research Conference. Utrecht University, Netherlands. 4-7 June 2009
2008 - "The Role of Implicit Research Practices in Production of Legitimate Knowledge Claims". Presented at the conference The Politics of Knowing: Research, Institutions and Gender in the Making. Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. 27-28 November 2008
2008 - "Developing Posthuman Feminist Theory: New Feminist Materialisms and their Poststructuralist Foundations?" Presented at the conference The Inhuman: Investigating Continental Thought in the Humanities. York University, Toronto. 3-4 October 2008
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