Michal Šípoš is affiliated with the Vienna University within a programme ‘International Mobility of Researchers of the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IE CAS).’ He completed his PhD (2016) in social anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2018, he holds the position of a researcher at IE CAS. He is one of the founding members of Department of Mobility and Migration. Between 2018 and 2020, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, within the programme V4 Network.
As a part of the doctoral studies, Michal Šípoš carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Chechen asylum seekers in Poland. He described their remaking of a world in a local context of refugee accommodation centres at the eastern outer border of the European Union. During the research stay in Vienna, he plans to prepare a new research project, apart from working on a book manuscript based on his doctoral research. Focused on different communities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the new project shall explore what it means to make a life in the era of current multiple crisis.