Iveta Nakládalová holds a degree in Spanish and Italian Philology from the Charles University in Prague and a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Romanistics at the Palacký University of Olomouc, and is a member of the Sinophone Borderlands project, in which she is coordinator of the Identities research group. Her research interests focus on the cultural history of the Early Modern age, the spiritual literature and epistemological and censorship practices of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and on pre-Enlightenment utopia. She has published a monograph on the theory of reading in pre-modern culture, La lectura docta en la primera Edad Moderna, 1450-1650 (2013), and has edited or co-edited several volumes of studies on censorship, pre-Enlightenment utopia and early modern artes excerpendi. Her lines of research also include the spread of Christianity in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties. She was recently awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2021-23) to study Franciscan evangelization strategies in Qing dynasty China.