Socially engaged interdisciplinary academic, with experience in election observation, research, advocacy, and activism. Studied IR in Slovakia, Portugal, and Taiwan. Conducted doctoral research and worked for a local NGO in Myanmar. Lectured at the University of Taipei and organized monthly (public) human rights talks. Currently, Assistant Professor at the Palacky University Olomouc, and Co-Director of the think tank Central European Institute of Asian Studies, as well as Chair of the Board of Amnesty International Slovakia. Also, Deputy Editor of the International Journal of China Studies. Research focusing on Myanmar affairs, Taiwan affairs, CEE-China/Taiwan relations, human rights, and migration.