20 Years After The Berlin Wall....
Jitka Sonkova works as a lecturer at the Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Iowa. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics at the Charles University, Prague.
She specializes in Czech Language, Literature and Culture. She teaches a variety of courses including Slavic Folklore, Slavic Religion, Eastern European Women’s studies, Cultural and Social History of Central Europe, and more. For many years she delivered Czech language courses as a part of CREEES Distance Learning Consortium to the Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. 
In 2004, Jitka was awarded an Instructional Improvement Award with Margaret H. Mills to develop the international course “The Invisible Woman:  Post-1989 Social Transitions in Central Europe: Poland, the Czech Republic, and Croatia”.
She publishes mostly in the field of sociolinguistics. In 2008 she published a monograph Morphology of Spoken Czech: Frequency Analysis, and she is a co-author of the Frequency Dictionary of Spoken Czech, published in 2007. Her linguistic interests are gender oriented as well, e.g.  Gender-Based Results of a Quantitative Analysis of Spoken Czech: Contribution to the Czech National Corpus (in Gender Linguistics, ed. Margaret Mills).