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Mgr. Michal Synek

I have studied religious studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University and I am recently doing Ph.D. in sociology at the same university. In the framework of my doctoral research project, I explore dining in care homes for people with learning disabilities, trying to answer the question how different modes of ordering dis/ability are enacted in institutionalized repertoires of dining. The use of the terms “modes of ordering” and “dis/ability” betrays my inspiration in the actor-network theory, material semiotics and critical disability studies, especially in the work of such authors as John Law, Bruno Latour, Zdeněk Konopásek, Annemarie Mol, Ingunn Moser, Jeannette Pols and Margrit Shildrick. At the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care of the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University I lead sociological segment of the research project “Case management as a complex intervention in dementia, its impact on resource utilisation and the quality of life of patients and caregivers”. Apart of doing research, I work as a consultant and a lecturer, especially in the fields of dining improvement, deinstitutionalisation and relational approach to care. I translate from English, have an interest in Tibet, Tibetans and Tibetan and love baroque art and architecture.

For professional CV and bibliography please see: http://is.muni.cz/osoba/michal.synek


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