Andrea Průchová is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology at Charles University in Prague and Associate Lecturer at Charles University (Institute of Communication Studies) and Prague College (Program of Experimental Arts & Program of Creative Media Production). She is a researcher at the Czech National Film Archive and at Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.
From August 2015 until February 2016 she was based as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University, Department of Media, Culture and Communication and at Pratt Institute, School of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts in program of Critical and Visual Studies.
She is a founder of a visual research platform Fresh Eye and works in the fields of visual culture studies, memory studies and visual sociology. Her research work has been published in Life Writings and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and in Historiography of National Leaders: Symbolic Representations in School Textbooks from Around the World (2017).
She has translated Berger’s Ways of Seeing and co-translated Mitchell’s Picture Theory to Czech. She has attended several international conferences (e.g. in NYC, Cardiff, Valencia or Wroclaw) and lectured at Columbia University, New York University and Pratt Institute too.
In 2013 she received a fellowship of Georg Eckert Institute. In 2013 she was awarded by a 3-year research grant of Charles University, which was devoted to her doctoral research on the visual culture of modern and contemporary history education.