Vít Šisler
Charles University in Prague
vit.sisler [at] ff.cuni.cz

biography

Vít Šisler

is an Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts in Prague. He was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University during 2008-2009.

His research addresses critical approaches to the intersection of culture and digital media; namely the internet, social media, video games, the networked public sphere, and online communities. Vit Sisler has published extensively on issues related to media, communications and digital culture. His work has appeared, for example, in Communication Yearbook; European Journal of Cultural Studies; Information, Communication & Society; Global Media Journal; Multimedia Systems; Lecture Notes in Computer Science and the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.

Vit Sisler has on numerous occasions spoken as a guest lecturer at leading US and European universities, including Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and New York University. He is managing editor of CyberOrient, a peer-reviewed journal of the virtual Middle East published by the American Anthropological Association and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture.

University Address

New Media Studies
Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
U Krize 8, Prague 5, 158 00
tel.: (+420) 251 080 205

Biography

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship.
Assistant Professor (2011 - )

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
Department of Software and Computer Science Education.
Research Associate (2012 - 2014)

Northwestern University, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies.
Visiting Fulbright Scholar (2008 - 2009)

The American University in Cairo, Middle East Studies Center.
Visiting Research Fellow (2007 - 2008)

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship. (2005 – 2011)
PhD in Information Science. Dissertation: The Internet, New Media, and Islam: Production of Islamic Knowledge and Construction of Muslim Identity in the Digital Age.

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies. (2002 – 2011)
MA in Arabic and History and Culture of the Near East. Diploma: Contemporary Jurisprudence for Muslim Minorities.

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law. (1997 – 2003)
MA in Law and Legal Science. Diploma: Internet and Criminality.

Languages

Active: Czech, English, Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Passive: German, Slovak, Russian, Syrian Colloquial Arabic

Other

Managing Editor of CyberOrient, a peer reviewed journal of the virtual Middle East
Member of the Board of Reviewers of Game Studies, an international journal of computer game research
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture
Member of the Editorial Board of Gamevironments, an international journal on gaming and religion
Member of the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES)
Member of the Steering Committee of Central and Eastern European Game Studies (CEEGS)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Cyberspace International Conference
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Digital Islam, a research project on Islam, the Middle East and digital media
Member of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
Member of the research and development group Artificial Minds for Intelligent Systems (AMIS) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague
Member of the research group Engaging Conflicts in a Digital Era (ENCODE) at the UiT Tromso University
External fellow and researcher in the Workgroup for Law and Information Technologies at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno
Member of the Common Law Society at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (2001-2003)

Vit Sisler, 2015