Lecture in language
Nicole Horáková Hirschler (CZE)
Sociologist and university lecturer
„Why own, when we can share. “
Nicole´s field is migration and new media research and work sociology. She is the head of the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ostrava. She is interested in the social aspects of the shared economy.
In her research work, she focuses primarily on the new work forms, which have appeared thanks to the digitization (Industry 4.0), and changes in the job market associated with this process. She also
In her research work, she focuses primarily on the new work forms, which have appeared thanks to the digitization (Industry 4.0), and changes in the job market associated with this process. She also deals with the shared economy, which is often perceived as a solution to a fairer distribution of finances, or the expression of a revolt against the rigid hierarchies of companies and work teams. Shared economy promises sustainable development, supports the idea of a functioning neighborhood in a smaller city and counts on human interaction.
Nicole studied history, sociology and Slavic studies at universities in Mainz, Berlin, and Osnabrück (Germany). She obtained her doctoral degree at the renowned Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) in Germany. Since 1997 she has been living and working in the Czech Republic. In her free time, she likes to visit cinemas and theaters, or to work in the garden.