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

biography

Vít Šisler

is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague, where he defended his doctoral thesis on the production of Islamic knowledge and construction of Muslim identity in the digital age. He teaches at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship and the department of New Media Studies.

His research deals with the problematic of contemporary Islamic law, the relation between Islam and digital media, normative frameworks in cyberspace, and the topic of educational and political videogames. Vit Sisler was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University in 2008-2009.

He is also founder and editor-in-chief of Digital Islam, a research project on Islam, the Middle East and digital media, and editor of CyberOrient, a peer reviewed journal of the virtual Middle East published by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague.

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

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

The American University in Cairo, Middle East Studies Center.
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 Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Digital Islam, a research project on Islam, the Middle East and digital media
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Cyberspace International Conference
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
External fellow and researcher in the Workgroup for Law and Information Technologies established at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno
Member of the Common Law Society at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague (2001-2003)

Vit Sisler, 2013