Anna Durnová

Anna Durnová holds PhD in Political Science and in Comparative Philology and currently finishes her Habilitation de Recherche at SciencesPO in Paris.

She researches the sociopolitical interplays of emotions and knowledge in politics using examples from health and science controversies. The main interest of this work is to understand how emotions evaluate the range of actors and make them entitled to pronounce public concerns.

Her areas of research are: public policy, cultural sociology, social policy, health & medicine and the interplay of science and society.

Anna is Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and she works as a Senior Researcher at the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies and at the Institute of Sociological Studies at the Charles University Prague

She is Forum Editor of Critical Policy Studies (CPS).

She is  Board Director of the Board of  Institute of International Relation in Prague and Advisory College Member of the International Public Policy Association.

Between 2012 and 2018 Anna was Principal investigator Negotiating Truth: Semmelweis, Discourse on Hand Hygiene and the Politics of Emotions” funded by the Hertha Firnberg Programme.

She was a Visiting Professor  at the Masaryk University of Brno in 2012 and between 2009 and 2010 she was a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Lyon. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the Universities of  Essex (2012), Paris (2007), and Prague (2009).

She is the convenor  of the ECPR Standing Group Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis (together with Hendrik Wagenaar and Koen Bartels)nd  advisory board member of Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference 

Beyond her academic activities, Anna is an external correspondent of Czech Television and the external columnist for the Czech daily newspaper Hospodářské Noviny.

Her work on policy includes also number of advisory activities in the area of health care, technology and medicine:  She is Member of the ELSI Common Service, the expert network of BBMRI-ERIC. She is  also Chair of the Adivsory Board of ERSTE Asset Management (Advisory Board expert for technology and medicine).