has graduated the master programme of Contemporary history leaded by doc. Václav Veber at the University of Pardubice. Since 2005 he deals with the regional research of collectivization of Czech rural areas. He is the author of book The Countryside under the Collectivisation Knout: the Circumstances of an Exemplary “Kulak” Trial (2010) and several studies focusing on various topics related to the communist totalitarian era, mostly on the resistance against the violent collectivization. Since 2009 he has been employed as researcher of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. He is currently postgraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Pardubice, where at the same time lectures course The Dealing with the Communist Past.