Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Formankova, Ph.D. works at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague since 2008. She received degrees in comparative social policy and psychology. In her work, she focuses mainly on social and public policy analysis and gender analysis of work and family relations. She has participated in numerous national and international research projects on welfare policy, gender equality, gender aspects of employment, and new forms of family and intimate life. Since 2017 she is leading a research project by Czech Science Foundation (GACR) entitled “Care arrangements and work-life
reconciliation strategies of migrants in the Czech Republic”. She co-authored books “Working paths of women in the Czech Republic” (Prague, 2011) and “One´s own way? Life course in a late modern society” (Prague, 2014). Between 2015 and 2017 she worked as an Appointed Expert in the Team of Advisors for Family policy at the Ministry of Work and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. She is a member of Taos Institute, institution promoting theories of social constructionism in research and practice.