prof. PhDr. Eva Voldřichová Beránková, Ph.D.

prof. PhDr. Eva Voldřichová Beránková, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for International Affairs

+420 224 491 650

Rectorate of Charles University

International Relations Department

Ovocný trh 560/5

116 36 Prague 1


  • Inter-university agreements, strategic partnerships

  • International agenda, all international mobility

  • Representation of Charles University abroad, university groups

  • Cooperation in relation to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies, EC, EP, etc.

  • Agendas related to UKIP at CU

Professional profile:

Prof. Voldřichová Beránková studied French Philology and Slavic Literature at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and Sorbonne Université (Ph.D. in cotutelle 2001) and subsequently lectured at the Institute of Romance Studies, where she was Head of the French Department for many years. Her scholarly interests include contemporary Francophone literature, Hegelian studies, sociological criticism, postcolonial theories, and relations between literature and cinema. From 2014 to 2018, she was the Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the Faculty of Arts, where she was Involved in the founding of the KREAS project and strategic partnerships with KU Leuven, Brown University and other institutions of learning. She is the author of four individual monographs and numerous articles in impacted and peer-reviewed journals. She is involved in the field of international cooperation (4EU+, CEACS) and in her spare time organizes international summer universities for the Jan Hus Educational Foundation.

Work experience:

  • from March 2023 - Vice-Rector for Foreign Affairs at Charles University

  • 2014 to 2018 - Vice-Dean for Foreign Affairs of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University

  • since 2002 - works at the Institute of Romance Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, first as an assistant professor, then as an associate professor (2013) and professor (2022)

  • 2006-2008 - researcher at the Department of Romance Languages, Faculty of Arts, the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň

  • 1998-2000 - lecturer of Czech language and literature at École Normale Supérieure (Paris)


  • Professor (Romance Literatures, Charles University)

  • Associate Professor (French Philology, Charles University)

  • Ph.D. in cotutelle (Romance Literatures, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Slavonic Literatures, Sorbonne Université)

  • 1998 - M.A. (French, Faculty of Arts, Charles University)

Teaching activity:

Has taught for many years at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University, supervisor of 25 defended B.A. theses, 36 M.A. theses. Ph.D. dissertations. He is a regular lecturer at Sorbonne Université, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Università degli Studi di Milano and the University of Warsaw.

Foreign internships:

Regular - Sorbonne Université, University of Cambridge, Université du Québec à Montréal

One-off - Università degli Studi di Milano, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Université Clermont-Auvergne, Université Libre de BruxellesSince 2018 - professional cooperation within the 4EU+ (Flagship II), where she coordinates the Dimension francophone project

Publication and creative activities:

122 publications (76 of them registered on Web of Science or Scopus) in international impacted journals and proceedings

6 books (author or co-author of chapters)

2 textbooks

Popularisation activities:

➤ popularization lectures (Kampus Hybernská, regional education centres, city libraries)

➤ Literary cafés at the French Institute

➤ media appearances (CT1, CT24, Vltava, Proglas, Radio France International, France Culture)

➤ reviews for the literary supplements of Lidové noviny and Právo

➤ Co-organization of the international doctoral competition My dissertation in 180 seconds

➤ membership in the committee of the F. X. Šalda supporting Czech translations of professional literature, but also fiction, children's literature and comics

Selected grants:

  • 2018 to 2023 - Creativity and Adaptability as a prerequisite for European success in a connected world (Operational Programme CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734), key worker, WP1.3 work package leader

  • 2020 až 2022 – GAČR Grant Project 20-14919S: Centre and Periphery: Transformations of the Postcolonial Situation in the Romance Literatures of America, Africa and Europe , member of the research team

  • 2017 až 2018 – Grant Project ACTIF (Action pour l'innovation francophone) 2017- 051278ULB, Rayonnement de la Francophonie, researcher

  • 2014 až 2016 – GAČR Grant Project 14-01821S: An attempt at a Renaissance of the West. Literary and Spiritual Origins at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Century, co-investigator

Scientific profile (ORCID):

Personal website:


"We can never solve problems as long as we think the same way we did when we created them." (Albert Einstein)

Interests, hobbies:

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and going to the opera. She takes care of two cats. She grows everything from potatoes to fruit trees in her garden and surprises her neighbours with her culinary experiments concocted in an Uzbek cauldron.

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