Dr Jana Buresova
Dr Jana Buresova was the Research and Information Assistant at Refugee and Migrant Justice (formerly the Refugee Legal Centre), prior to being awarded the Martin Miller Bursary for Doctoral Study at the then Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (now ILCS), University of London. Her thesis topic was 'The Dynamics of Forced Female Migration from Czechoslovakia to Britain, 1938-1950', facets of which she has drawn upon and developed for a number of conferences and publications concerning exile, including ‘The Czech Refugee Trust Fund in Britain, 1939-1950’ in Exile in and From Czechoslovakia During the 1930s and 40s (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 2009), and ‘From a Far Away Country: Some Aspects of Czechoslovak Cultural Life in Britain During WWII’, in Twentieth-Century Wars in European Memory ed. by Jozef Niznik (Frankfurt, 2013). She is a committee member of ILCS’s Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies, organising the Centre's seminar programme, is actively involved in the Association of Jewish Refugees Audio-Visual Testimony Archive project, and undertaking post-doctoral research. Her key areas of interest are political exile past and present, and particularly Czechoslovak women in exile.