material culture, visual anthropology, (post)socialism, family, identity and memory
Soňa G. Lutherová is a social and visual anthropologist and ethnologist. As a senior researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, she focuses on identities, family, individual and social memory, and the material culture of home. She is also interested in applying innovative and reflexive methods in ethnographic research. She has taught, carried out research, and studied at universities and research facilities in Slovakia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Austria. She is an author of many scientific papers in foreign and domestic journals and monographs. In 2017, she edited (with M. Hlinčíková) the book Beyond the Borders of Science? Applied Anthropology in Society. She is the editor of the Slovak Ethnology scientific journal and is the author and director of the documentary films Flooded (AH production, Slovak Radio and Television, Slovak Film Institute, 2018) and A Happy Man (Azyl Production, Company F, HBO Max, 2023). She also focuses on the popularisation of scientific knowledge; since 2021, she has moderated the Scientific Podcast of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and wrote a children's book Can Superheroes Wear Glasses? (E. J. Publishing, 2019).