Jaroslav Šotola

Jaroslav Šotola is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Andragogy
and Cultural Anthropology, Palacký University in Olomouc. He earned a Ph.D. in
Anthropology at Charles University in Prague. His main fieldwork experience is from
Roma neighbourhoods in eastern Slovakia. He is co-author of the book Ethnography
of the Social Mobility. Ethnicity, Barriers and Dominancy, which focused on the
upwards social mobility of Roma people from Slovakia. Besides this ethnographic
research, he is also interested in qualitative research methodology, Muslims in the
Czech Republic, and the informal initiatives and international volunteers helping the
refugees on the “Balkan route”.