Nikola is a Ph.D. candidate in Contemporary history at the Department of Russian and East European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a degree in international area studies and political science. In her PhD project, Nikola Karasová has been specializing in modern Greek history and politics and published on the issues of authoritarianism, post-conflict transition, political extremism, populism and conspiracy theories in Greece. Her Ph.D. thesis on anti-communism in post-Civil War Greece is deals with the notion of the deep state and parallel structures in the Greek state and the army.
Within the ERC project Unlikely Refuge?, she researches the Cold War refugees in Czechoslovakia with an emphasis on the refugees of the Greek Civil War. Based on a variety of Czechoslovak and Greek primary and secondary sources, she aims to investigate the interactions between the state, society and refugees and focus on the categories of refugeedom, citizenship and humanitarianism in general, as well as from the perspective of “national” groups (e.g. Greeks, Slav Macedonians, etc).