Director of the Institute
is appointed and removed by the Council of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR). He sets the Institute’s strategy and goals and is accountable for his work to the Council.
Since 1. 5. 2014 the director of ÚSTR has been: Mgr. Zdeněk Hazdra, Ph. D.
Deputy Director of the Institute
is appointed and removed by the Institute director. He represents the director fully in accordance with his rights and duties as a statutory representative. He has direct control over the director of the Department of Research and Education and the director of the Production Department.
Department of Research and Education
Department director: Mgr. Blanka Mouralová
Research Section 1938–1945
Primarily carries out research into the period of Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, beginning with restrictions on freedom in 1938 and ending with the consequences of the occupation and WWII. Focuses on the security services on our territory in that period and their impact on society.
Mgr. Dita Jelínková, Ph.D. – head of section
- PhDr. Markéta Doležalová
- Mgr. Martin Jindra
- PhDr. Stanislav Kokoška, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Petr Kopecký
- PhDr. Jaromír Mrňka, Ph.D.
- Bc. Mgr. Miroslav Nedorostek, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Pavla Plachá
- David Svoboda, MA, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jan Vajskebr
- DiS. Stanislava Vodičková
- Lic.iur.can. Eva Vybíralová, Ph.D.
- PhDr. Tomáš Zouzal
- Mgr. Jan Zumr, Ph.D.
Research Section 1945–1989 I
Primarily carries out research into the dictatorship of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and all linked events and examines the anti-democratic and repressive actions of state agencies, particularly in the period from February 1948 to November 1989. It investigates the activities of the security services and organisations based on the communist ideology as well as the impact of the socialist dictatorship and its security apparatus on society, including methods used to legitimise the dictatorship of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in society.
PhDr. Milan Bárta – head of section
- PhDr. Petr Blažek, Ph.D.
- Bc. Jakub Daníček
- Mgr. Jan Dvořák, Ph.D.
- Jaroslav Formánek
- Jan Horník
- Mgr. Adam Hradilek
- PhDr. Jan Kalous, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Ganna Khliebina
- Mgr. Petr Kopal, Ph.D.
- Doc. PhDr. Ladislav Kudrna, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Petr Mallota
- PhDr. Jaroslav Rokoský, Ph.D.
- Bc. František Stárek
- Mgr. Libor Svoboda, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Martin Tichý
- PhDr. Martin Valenta, Ph.D
Research Section 1945–1989 II
The section has the same mission as the Research Section 1945–1989 I.
PhDr. Ondřej Vojtěchovský, Ph.D. – head of section
- Mgr. Petr Anev
- PhDr. Matěj Bílý, Ph.D.
- Muriel Blaive, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Adam Havlík
- Mgr. Marián Lóži
- Mgr. Tomáš Malínek
- Doc. PhDr. Jaroslav Pažout, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Petr Placák
- ThLic. Mgr. Michal Sklenář, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
- PhDr. Jakub Šlouf, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jiří Urban, Ph.D.
Focuses on special education for teachers in the field of contemporary history, produces aids to teaching modern history for schools, monitors teaching standards in this area and is involved in civic education.
Vojtěch Ripka, Ph.D. – head of section
- Mgr. Roman Anýž
- Mgr. Tereza Arndt
- Bc. Eliška Borovková – on maternity leave
- Mgr. Kamil Činátl, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Dagmar Erbenová, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Tereza Fenclová Mašková – on maternity leave
- Mgr. Jakub Ferenc
- Mgr. Andrea Hrůzová, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jakub Jareš, Ph.D.
- BcA. Jiří Maha
- Mgr. Bohumil Melichar
- PhDr. Jan Mervart, Ph.D.
- PhDr. Jaroslav Najbert
- Mgr. Jaroslav Pinkas, Ph.D.
- Ivana Průchová, M.A.
- Mgr. Čeněk Pýcha
- Mgr. Petr Sedlák, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Václav Sixta
- Mgr. Peter Sokol
- PhDr. Pavla Sýkorová
- Mgr. Terezie Vávrová – on maternity leave
- Mgr. Michaela Veselá – on maternity leave
- Mgr. Martin Vonášek
Third Resistance Law Agenda Section
Produces statements for administrative proceedings under law no. 262/2011 Coll. on participation in the resistance and opposition to communism.
PhDr. Jan Synek – head of section
- Mgr. Marie Cholínská
- Mgr. Zdeněk Homola
- Mgr. Luboš Kokeš, PhD.
- Mgr. Tereza Pavlíčková – on maternity leave
is the supreme body of ÚSTR. It comprises seven members elected and removed by the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.
is the ÚSTR director’s advisory body.