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Mgr. Alena Rochovská, PhD.

Human Geography |
 Demography and Demogeography
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Mgr. Alena Rochovská, PhD.
Human geography division

e-mail: rochovska@fns.uniba.sk
phone: +421/2/60 296 521
room: B1-309b


Research:
Current and recent research projects:

2015-2018 Methodology and assessment of impacts of cohesion policy on marginalized Roma communities: analysis of the results and forecasts of further development. VEGA-2/0089/15
2013 - 2015 An inclusive model of education in pre-primary levels of education. National Ministry of Education project (project evaluator)
2013-2014 Guide of qualitative and quantitative methodology in geography - how to effectively interpret and seek answers to the research questions. KEGA project (principal investigator)
2012 Young people from orphanages - exploring their strategies and needs. KomPrax - competence for practice. National project, IUVENTA (principal investigator).
2012 Specifics of the needs of young homeless people in Bratislava area. KomPrax - competence for practice. National project, IUVENTA (principal investigator).
2008-2011 One place - many worlds: geographic variability of life strategies in Slovak society. VEGA project (principal investigator). http://www.humannageografia.sk/projekt1/
2010-2011 Life strategies of the population in the poor and socially excluded Roma settlements. VEGA V-10-407-00 (member of the research team)
2009-2011 Preparation of the new curriculum in English: "Geography of societies in transformation". KEGA project (principal investigator)
2007-2008 Establishment of national indicators on poverty and social exclusion for MPSVaR. (principal investigator)
2005-2007 Social Exclusion, Spaces of Household Economic Practice and Post-Socialism, research project at Queen Mary, University of London, funded by the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council (Research Fellow)
2002-2004 Widening Opportunities for Women. Socrates Grundtvig project (principal investigator)


Teaching:
Social geography (master level)
Geography of Transitive Societies (master level)
Qualitative research methods in human geography (master level)
Economic and Social Geography (master level)
Diploma seminar (bachelor/master level)

Qualifications:
2016 Study of the United StatesInstitute on U.S. Culture and Society, New York University, United States
2010 - Ph.D. in Regional geography, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Sciences.
1996 – MSc. in Geography and Mathematics – Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Sciences

Career:
1996 – 2004 PhD study/research - Department of Human Geography and Demogeography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava
2005-2006 - research fellow - Geography Department, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
2007 - lecturer/ scientific Researcher - Department of Human Geography and Demogeography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava

Further information:
2007 The Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography Annual Award for New and Emerging Scholars.

Selected publications:
ROCHOVSKÁ, A. KOTRASOVÁ, M. (2010). The emergence of poverty in the world of increasing inequalities, In: Panorama of global security environment 2010, Bratislava : Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, 2011 S. 561-575
STENNING, A., SMITH, A., ROCHOVSKÁ, A., SWIATEK, D. 2010. Credit, Debt and Everyday Financial Practices: Low-Income Households in Two Postsocialist Cities. Economic Geography. ISSN 0013-0095, Vol. 86, No. 1, s. 119-145.
STENNING, A., SMITH, A., ROCHOVSKÁ, A., SWIATEK, D. 2010. Domesticating neo-liberalism. Spaces of economic practice and social reproduction in post-socialist cities. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-6991-2
ROCHOVSKÁ, A., MADZINOVÁ, M. (2009). Qualitative research – the method for research in urban social geography. Geographia Cassoviensis, ročník III, 2/2009, UPJŠ v Košiciach. 2009. ISSN 1337-6748
SMITH, A., STENNING, A., ROCHOVSKA, A. and SWIATEK, D. (2008): The emergence of a working poor: labour markets, neoliberalization and diverse economies in post-socialist cities. In: Smith, A., Stenning, A., Willis, K. (eds) Social justice and neoliberalism. Zed books, London, New York. ISBN: 978-1-84277-920-0.
ROCHOVSKÁ, A., HORŇÁK, M. (2008): Poverty and its perception in marginal regions in Slovakia. In: Geografia Cassoviensis II, 1/2008, Univerzita P. J. Šafárika v Košiciach, pp. 152-156. ISSN 1337 - 6748.
SMITH, A., STENNING, A., ROCHOVSKA, A. AND SWIATEK, D. (2007). The emergence of a working poor: Labour markets, neoliberalisation and diverse economies in post-socialist cities. Antipode, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 283-311.
BLAŽEK, M., ROCHOVSKÁ, A. (2006): Feminist geographies. Geografika, Bratislava, p. 188.




  Selected publications from Alena Rochovská are available in Slovak version of this page




 
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