Klára Pinerová is a historian.She graduated in modern economics and social history from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. She has been a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. Her research focuses on modern economic and social history, the relationship between the intelligentsia and the Communist Party and the anti-communist resistance. Her chief area of research is prisons in Czechoslovakia during the communist dictatorship. Her book on this topic, Do konce života. Političtí vězni padesátých let – trauma, adaptace, identita (For the rest of their lives: Political prisoners of the 1950s – Trauma, adaptation, identity), was published by ÚSTR – NLN in 2017. She was in charge of the research project “Proměny vězeňství v českých zemích v letech 1965–1992. Systémové a individuální adaptace” (“Transformation of the prison system in the Czech Lands 1965–1992: Systemic and individual adaptations”).