Michaela Antonín Malaníková

Student Ombudsperson at the Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (since November 2020, together with Jaroslav Šotola). As a member of the faculty Ombuds team, she deals with communicatively challenging situations and conflicts between students and teachers/employees and strives for prevention and cultivation of the university environment in terms of establishing partner cooperation and mitigating power imbalances.

She teaches medieval history at the Department of History, Palacky University; her research interests include social urban history and gender history which has shaped her activities in the field of civic engagement. She has cooperated with a human rights NGO on a campaign for women’s rights, currently she is a member of the Gender Expert Chamber of the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Board of ENOHE (European Network of Ombuds in Higher Education), and she is also part of the team preparing the establishment of the School Ombuds Platform of the Czech Republic.