Martin Nekola, Ph.D. received his doctorate in political science at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research is focused on the Czechs in America, non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism and the Cold War. From time to time he participates in the election observation missions organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
He is a member of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA) and Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), author of more than four hundred articles and twenty-two books, including České Chicago (2017), Čech v americkém Kongresu (2020) and Český New York (2021).
He is also the Czechoslovak Talks coordinator. The project collects inspiring life stories of the Czechs abroad, people who left the country even before 1918, in the interwar period, after 1939, 1948 and 1968; basically the whole mosaic of the modern history of the Czech nation.
Visit the Czechoslovak Talks website at CzecholovakTalks.com.
Martin will be doing a month-long lecture and research tour of the United States in the spring of 2023, and he intends to consult various archival collections related to the Czechs in America. He has created a crowdfunding campaign for that purpose if you feel inclined to support his work.
Martin’s articles at this site:
- Václav Hlavatý – World-Famous Czechoslovak Mathematician
- Czechs In the Big Apple: How It All Began
- Your Abandoned Property in Czech Republic
- Czechs In The Northwest (coming soon)