Mgr. Radim Chvaja


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 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
  • experimental psychology of ritual, evolutionary and cognitive science of ritual, cultural evolution, philosophy of evolutionary biology
    2017: Rector's programme grant: "Interpersonal synchronization as the basis of religious and secular rituals"
    2019: EHBEA Student Research Grant: "Testing the costly signaling theory of pilgrimage"
Akademické stáže, studijní nebo pracovní pobyty
  • 2017/09/03 – 2017/09/16: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, MU Faculty Partner Institutions Exchange Programme, UKR
  • 2018/09/03 – 2018/09/15: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, MU Faculty Partner Institutions Exchange Programme, UKR
  • 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
  • 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.
University Activities
  • 2016-: research assistant in HUME lab, MU
    2016-: tutor in the course "History of Philosophy II - Antiquity, Middle Ages"
    2017-2018: tutor in the course "Philosophy Proseminar"
    2019: Individual lectures in the course "Current theories in the study of religions II" and "Religion in cognitive/psychological perspective"
Activities Outside University
  • Organization of conference for philosophy students Filex 2017
Major Publications
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Memetika jako pseudověda. In Hereditas. 2018. info
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Proč se memetika nepovedla? "Historická hypotéza". In BRAK (Brněnský analytický kroužek). 2018. info
  • CHVAJA, Radim a Radek KUNDT. Synchrony and Moral Hypocrisy (poster). In Future Directions on the Evolution of Rituals, Beliefs and Religious Minds, Sicily, 9.-14.5. 2018. 2018. info
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Evoluční ontologie : vysvětlení reality, nebo zdůvodnění norem? In Hereditas 2017, 10.-11.března 2017, Trnava. 2017. info
  • CHVAJA, Radim a Markéta POLEDNÍKOVÁ. FILEX 2017. 2017. URL info
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Uro, Risto (2016). Ritual and Christian Beginnings: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis. Sacra, Masarykova univerzita, 2017, roč. 2017, č. 1, s. 90-93. ISSN 1214-5351. URL info
  • CHVAJA, Radim. Je evoluční ontologie ontologií? In Filex 2016, Brno, 25.-26. listopadu 2016. 2016. info