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Mr Michal VAEČKA



Education and academic and other qualifications
- 1997-2004: PhD, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
- 1998: Visiting scholar, University of London, United Kingdom
- 1996-1997: Visiting scholar, Transnational Center for Democracy Studies, New School University, New York, USA
Professional activities
(a) Present positions:
- 2002-now: Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
- 2005-now: Lecturer, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
(b) Employment history:
- 2011-2012 and 2000-2008: Adviser, World Bank
- 2006-2012: Director and founding member of the Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture, Bratislava
- 2005-2012: Researcher, Institute for Research on Reproduction and Integration of Society, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
- 2008-2009: Lecturer and researcher, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
- 2000-2005: Programme Director on expert analysis of the Slovak transformation process with a focus on national minorities and the state of civil society in Slovakia, Institute of Public Affairs, Bratislava
- 1999-2005: Researcher, Institute of Public Affairs, Bratislava
- 1997-1998: Programme coordinator, Open Society Foundation, Bratislava
- 1995-1996: Researcher, programme coordinator and legal adviser, InfoRoma Foundation, Bratislava
Legal adviser, UNHCR Bratislava
Lecturer in public policy analysis at the Academia Istropolitana, Institute of Advanced Studies, Bratislava

(c) Membership of professional bodies and other activities
- 2010-now: Non-resident research associate, European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany
- 2010-now: Board member, Fullbright Commission, Slovakia
- 2007-now: Research fellow, Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn, Germany
- 2010-2012: Member of the Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV) Board for Social Sciences
Several books, monographs and research reports.