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Before joining ASCA and the University of Amsterdam, Johana Kotisova worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at Masaryk University, Czechia.

She has background in social anthropology, media studies, and holds a double Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of Liège, Belgium, and Masaryk University, Czechia. Her first book Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology: An Ethnography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019; open access) explores European crisis reporters’ emotional labor and professional ideology. Her current interests include crisis and conflict reporting, newsworkers' emotional labor, applied research, and creative research methods.