Director, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Michal Kopeček is a historian and co-director of Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena. Since 2003 he is the head of the Late-and Post-Socialism Studies Department at the Institute of Contemporary History in Prague and from 2010 has taught at the Institute of Czech History, Charles University. He was visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest in winter semester 2015. He has received a number of prizes and fellowships, including the Czech Academy of Sciences 2009 Otto Wichterle Prize for Junior Scholars, the Visiting Scholar-in-residence Fulbright Fellowship, and the International Visegrad Fund Fellowship at the István Bibó Research Center.