Michal enjoys working with people and for people, based on professional communication and combination of analytic and educational skills. He has worked as freelance journalist (reporter, editor, commentator and presenter) for Czech Television (Česká televize) and other mass media (e.g. Hospodářské noviny) for nearly two decades. Apart from his career in media and communication, he holds a Ph.D. in Area Studies from Charles University in Prague (2017), where he works as lecturer and supervisor at the Department of German and Austrian Studies. His research interests are migration, integration and populism in Central Europe and German speaking countries. In his doctoral thesis, he focused on local integration policies on migrants in Berlin and Vienna 1971–2011. He completed an internship at the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag, Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium) in Berlin in 2008 and was awarded a fellowship by the International Center for Journalism of the Free University of Berlin (2010–2011).