Associate Professor Etela Farkasova, PhD., Mariana Szapuova, PhD., Zuzana Kiczkova, PhD., Zuzana Meszarosova-Lampl, Comenius University Bratislava, Lubica Kobova, ASPEKT, Katarina Pafkova, FOCUS Marketing and Social Research Agency
Associate Professor Etela Farkasova, PhD. (Etela.Farkasova(AT)fphil.uniba.sk),
Head of the Dep. of Philosophy and History of Philosophy, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia
E.Farkašová studied philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, where she gives lectures on epistemology, feminist philosophy and theory, gender studies. She has co-authored a monograph on theory of knowledge and is the author of several studies on the relationship between art and science, and in recent years on feminist philosophy as well. She published nine books of stories and short novels, she writes essays, literary critiques, translates from German and English. She is a member of the Society of Slovak Writers, of the National Committee for Philosophy, of the Slovak Philosophy Association, of International Association of Women Philosophers /IAPh/, of Slovak Center PEN, she is co-founding member of the Club of Slovak Women-Writers and of the Gender Studies Centre at the Faculty of Arts at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
Mariana Szapuova, PhD. (marianna.szapuova(AT)fphil.uniba.sk) studied philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava. After receiving her postgraduate diploma from 1987 she has been working as a Professor Assistant at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy, Philosophical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava. She teaches courses on epistemology and feminist philosophy, gives lectures on gender studies and feminist epistemology. She is an author of several papers and articles published in various scientific journals in Slovakia as well as in abroad. The fields of her professional interests are feminist philosophy, especially topics on epistemology and ethics and methodology of feminist research. She has participated on several domestic and foreign philosophical and feminist conferences, workshops and seminars. She is a member of the Slovak Philosophy Association and also cooperates with various women´s NGOs in Slovakia, but also with some institutes dealing with gender issues in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary. She is a co-founder and a program coordinator of Gender Studies Centre at the Philosophical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava. She is the president of the Club of Feminist Philosophers.
Zuzana Kiczkova, PhD. (kiczkova(AT)fphil.uniba.sk) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Comenius University in Bratislava, gives lectures on metaphysic issues, philosophical problems on biology and ecology and introduction into the feminist theory. In 1996 she visited the Institute of Philosophy in Vienna University where she gave lectures in a course on “Construction and function of diffrent pictures of a woman in philosophical, political and practical reflexion”. She has published her works in diffrent foreign and domestic journals, in 1998 she published her monography “Nature: model – woman!?! Seaking alternatives in ecofeminism”. In 2000 she prepared a study volume “Questions of gender identity in art, architecture, film and literature”.She is a member of the Slovak Philosophy Association and since 1992 a member of International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh). She cooperates with the interest group and cultural feminist journal and feminist projekt ASPEKT. She is a member of the board of the Slovak Family Planning Association - survey to November 2001. She is the head of an expert group for education, research and gender analyses of the Coordination board for the women´s issue at the Slovak Ministry of labour, social issues and family. She cooperates with civil association “Professional Women´s Association”. She has prepared the contents and organised the introductory course “What does it mean to be a woman at the thousand
years´ turn?” for the Professional Women´s Institute for Democracy. Since 2001 she became the head of the Gender Studies Centre at the Faculty of Arts at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
Zuzana Meszarosova-Lampl (lampl(AT)chello.sk)
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Philosophy
Lubica Kobova (lubakoba(AT)gmail.com), editor and project coordinator at the Feminist educational and publishing project ASPEKT, a women’s non-governmental organization based in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2003 she graduated in philosophy and aesthetics from Comenius Unviversity, Bratislava, and in 2004 she completed her graduate studies at the Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary). She has been co-operating on several projects at the Gender Studies Center at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University, Bratislava. She is a member of the Club of Feminist Philosophers, Slovakia. Her research interests include materialist feminisms, queer theory and political theory among others.
Katarina Pafkova (kpafkova(AT)chello.sk) graduated in sociology at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava 2002. In 2002 she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Public Affairs, the Public Opinion Program. Between 2002-2004 she worked at the Bratislava International Center for Family Studies as a research fellow, where she participated particularly in children, family and related social policy research. From 2004-2006 she has been working as a researcher at FOCUS Marketing and Social Research Agency, Bratislava. Currently she works as an account executive in the commercial PR agency. She also co-operates on research projects at the Gender Studies Center at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University, Bratislava. She is a member of the Club of Feminist Philosophers, Slovakia. She has wide experiences with management of research projects. She has a deep interest in qualitative research methods.