Mgr. Lenka Hrbková, Ph.D.
Lenka Hrbková is a researcher at the International Institute of Political Science and an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University. She received her PhD in 2016, and her dissertation Effects of Affective Source Cues on Policy Attitudes: An Experimental Study was awarded the Masaryk University Rector’s Prize for the best dissertation.
Her research interests focus on political attitudes and political behaviour, and she is also interested in topics related to political psychology and the role of gender in politics. She spent the 2018/2019 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at Northwestern University, where she worked on a project focused on experimental methods. Lenka has worked on multiple research projects supported by the Czech Science Foundation, including Political Polarization in the Czech Republic: A Case of Multipartism (GA19-24724S) and Biography and the Performance of Politicians in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (GA18-15700S). She is a member of the Czech government’s Committee for Equal Representation of Women and Men in Decision-making Positions.