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I am a postgraduate researcher and MPhil candidate at Cardiff University, specialising in the Normalisation era in Czechoslovakia. I previously studied my undergraduate degree (History BA (Hons)) at Cardiff university, and have studied the Czech language in-situ at two universities in the Czech Republic, Palacký University in Olomouc, and Masaryk University in Brno. 

My thesis revolves around the non-conformism, trial, sentencing and post-prison experiences of the Slovak sociologist and politician, Rudolf Battěk.

I am a member of the British Czech and Slovak Association (BCSA), the Czech National Trust (CNT), and the Royal Historical Society (RHS). I am a registered reader at the Bodleian Libraries.