Faculty staff

Mgr. Radim Chvaja, Ph.D.


Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Radim Chvaja
  • Department for the Study of Religions, MU
  • PhD student.
    Doctoral researcher in LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion.
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2018: Mgr (M.A.) in Philosophy; Masaryk university; thesis: "Historical Hypothesis of the Failure of Memetics"
  • 2016: BC in History; Masaryk university; thesis: "The Ideology of the Agrarian Party of Moravia Between 1904-1914"
  • 2016: BC in Philosophy; Masaryk university; thesis: "Evolutionary Ontology"
Scientific and Research Activities
  • 2020: SACRIFICE, student collaborator (PI: Martin Lang)
  • 2020: FRMU, Preparation of the course "Náboženství a morálka" (Religion and morality)
  • 2019: EHBEA Student Research Grant: "Testing the costly signaling theory of pilgrimage"
  • 2017: Rector's programme grant: "Interpersonal synchronization as the basis of religious and secular rituals"
Akademické stáže, studijní nebo pracovní pobyty
  • 2019/09/23 – 2019/10/14: National University of Distance Education, Madrid, Other programs, ESP
    • Pracovně/praktická stáž u výzkumné skupiny Identity fusion v Madridu.
  • 2019/06/30 – 2019/07/29: Experimental Anthropology Lab, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, Other programs, USA
  • 2019/03/01 – 2019/05/29: Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, CEEPUS, SVK
    • Studijní pobyt na Kadeře porovnávací religionistiky
  • 2018/09/03 – 2018/09/15: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, MU Faculty Partner Institutions Exchange Programme, UKR
  • 2017/09/03 – 2017/09/16: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, MU Faculty Partner Institutions Exchange Programme, UKR
University Activities
  • 2020-2021: course "Religion as a System of Social Regulation: An Evolutionary Perspective"
  • 2019-2020: Individual lectures in the course "Current theories in the study of religions II" and "Religion in cognitive/psychological perspective"
  • 2017: Organization of conference for philosophy students Filex 2017
  • 2017-2018: tutor in the course "Philosophy Proseminar"
  • 2016-: tutor in the course "History of Philosophy II - Antiquity, Middle Ages"
  • 2016-: research assistant in HUME lab, MU
Main publications
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Why Did Memetics Fail? Comparative Case Study. Perspectives on Science. USA: The MIT Press, 2020, roč. 28, č. 4, s. 542-570. ISSN 1063-6145. doi:10.1162/posc_a_00350. URL info
  • CHVAJA, Radim, Radek KUNDT a Martin LANG. The Effects of Synchrony on Group Moral Hypocrisy. Frontiers in Psychology. 2020, roč. 11, 17 12 2020, s. 1-11. ISSN 1664-1078. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.544589. URL info
  • CHVAJA, Radim a Dan ŘEZNÍČEK. An Integrative Framework of Commitment Displays in Religious Systems. Human Ethology. The International Society for Human Ethology, 2019, roč. 34, N/A, s. 41-52. ISSN 2224-4476. doi:10.22330/he/34/041-052. URL info


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