Professor Alena Heitlinger was honoured with the Distinguished Research Award.
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Alena Heitlinger started to study sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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In 1978, Heitlinger obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Leicester.
Alena Heitlinger with her husband Dr. David Morrison.
(This book assesses the comparability between policies pro...)
This book assesses the comparability between policies promoting women's equality and the reversal of fertility decline. Based on comparative data from Canada, Australia, Britain, and to a more limited extent the USA, Alena Heitlinger examines the impact of major international instruments promoting women's equality, and national similarities and differences in women's policy machinery, provision for maternity and childcare, fiscal assistance for families with children, and the costs and benefits of fertility-related measures vis - vis immigration related measures.
(Bringing together the views of expatriate, exiled, and ém...)
Bringing together the views of expatriate, exiled, and émigré feminists from various parts of the world, this collection explores themes of exile, home, displacement, and the practice of feminism across national boundaries. The thirteen articles presented here originated with a conference on émigré feminism held at Trent University in October 1996. The authors, most of them now living in Canada, are scholars from South Africa, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, Finland and New Zealand. Their views have been shaped by their experience of specific political and economic changes, such as the dismantling of communism or apartheid, the rise of religious fundamentalism, or rapid marketization.
(When traumatic historical events and transformations coin...)
When traumatic historical events and transformations coincide with one's entry into young adulthood, the personal and historical significance of life-course transitions interact and intensify. In this volume, Alena Heitlinger examines identity formation among a generation of Czech and Slovak Jews who grew up under communism, coming of age during the de-Stalinization period of 1962-1968. Heitlinger's main focus is on the differences and similarities within and between generations, and on the changing historical and political circumstances of state socialism/communism that have shaped an individual's consciousness and identity—as a Jew, assimilated Czech, Slovak, Czechoslovak and, where relevant, as an emigre or an immigrant.
Alena Heitlinger started to study sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury. After graduation with honors, she continued education at Leicester University. In 1978, Heitlinger obtained a doctorate degree.
In 1975 Alena Heitlinger joined the Sociology Department of Trent University. First, she served as assistant professor, and, then, she became professor of sociology.
For most of the period of time she has been at Trent, studying the effects of social change on peoples' lives, particularly as they relate to women, has been the focus of Heitlinger's research. One of her projects, for which she was awarded a three year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, was a detailed qualitative study on the impact of transnational and émigré feminism on local Czech women's groups.
Heitlinger organized a conference at Trent in October 1996 on émigré feminism, featuring 13 first-generation feminist emigrants from all over the world. This later became the basis for a book she edited in 1999 entitled, Émigré Feminism: A Transnational Perspective, published by the University of Toronto Press.
Another work, entitled Young Women of Prague, was co-authored with her Czech American research assistant, Susanna Trnka, and published in 1998. It was based on interviews with 14 Czech nursing graduates she and Trnka conducted during 1995-96. Being able to talk to these women at that particular time, says Heitlinger, (it was just after the communist system dissolved and the country was split into two), gave them the opportunity to "capture a historical moment."
During the academic career, Heitlinger has written eight books and numerous articles, publishing widely on feminist, demographic, health, employment, child care, migration, and ethnic issues in the former Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and the post-communist Czech Republic.
Alena Heitlinger retired as professor emeritus in 2015.
(Bringing together the views of expatriate, exiled, and ém...)1999
(When traumatic historical events and transformations coin...)2017
(This book assesses the comparability between policies pro...)1993
As Dr. Alena Heitlinger has found from her research on Czech Jewish emigrants from the former Czechoslovakia, people who make transnational moves do go back and forth several times during their lives. And this fact, she says, often significantly affects the choices and decisions they make regarding their future.
Heitlinger is also known as a scholar of feminist views.
On February 17, 1978 Alena got married to David R. Morrison. They have two sons: Daniel and Michael.