Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D.


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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Mgr. Jakub Cigán, 5th of December 1982, Bratislava, married
Department
  • Department for the Study of Religions
    Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
    Arne Nováka 1
    Brno
    602 00
Employment - Position
  • Assistant professor
  • Research Fellow LEVYNA (Laboratory for Experimental Research of Religion)
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2009 - 2014: Ph.D.'s degree study, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Study of religions
  • 2006 - 2009: Master´s degree study, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Study of religions
  • MA thesis: Thinking of Conversion. Religious Conversion and Its Study in Perspective of Cognitive Science
  • 2005 - 2006: Bachelor´s degree study, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Study of Religions
  • BA thesis: Conversion, its typology and structure
  • 2002 - 2005: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava
  • Study of Religions
  • 1998 - 2002: Gymnasium, Hubeného 23, Bratislava
Teaching Activities
  • RLA13 Introduction to Research Methodology in the Study of Religions
  • RLA66 Current Theories in the Study of Religions I
  • RLA25 Religion in Cognitive/Psychological Perspectives
  • RLB31 Sociology of Religion
Scientific and Research Activities
  • Fields of interest
  • Cognitive Science of Religion
  • New religious movements
  • Theory and Methodology of Study of religions
  • Anthropology of relgion
  • Research Grants
  • Dean´s Grant Foundation, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
  • 2010 - Theoretical and methodological issues in the conversion studies and cognitive science of religion MUNI/21/CIG/2010
  • Conferences
  • 2009 - „Meaning in Religion, Cognition and Culture“, Aarhus, Denmark, 28th – 29th of May, paper: „Religious Conversion – some critical remarks“.
  • 2009 - „Loose Ends in the Cognitive Study of Religion and Culture“, Brno, Czech Republic, 6th – 7th of September, paper: „Convert´s Memories – what can they tell us about religious conversion“
  • 2010 - "Kognice 2010: Reprezentace významu", Prague, Czech Republic, 16th - 17th of September), paper: "Religious ideas and religious conversion: potentialities and pitfalls"
  • 2011 - "New Movements in Religions. Theories and Trends" (The 10th Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), Budapest, Hungary, 18th - 22nd of September, paper: "Chasing a religious conversion"
  • 2012 - "Ends and beginnings" (The 11. conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions & Special conference of the International Association for the History of Religions), 23th - 26th of August, paper: "You have to be born again : converting through narrative"
  • 2012 - "Homo Experimentalis: Experimental approaches in the study of religion", Brno, Czech Republic, 25th - 27th of October, poster: "Religious conversion as a tool for group affiliation and commitment: ethnographic research report"
  • 2012 - "Explaining Religion: Method, Theory & Experiment", Thessaloniki, Greece, 22nd - 24th of November, paper: "Religious conversion as a commitment signal and strategy"
  • 2012 - "Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion", Brno, Czech Republic, 1st - 3rd of March, poster: "Religious conversion and group dynamics"
  • 2012 - "Biological and Cultural Evolution and Their Interactions", Aarhus, Denmark, 26th - 30th of June, poster: "Connecting through emotional stories"
  • 2012 - "Methological Issues in Ethnographic Research of Social Representations", Bratislava, Slovensko, 8th - 9th of November, paper: "...that if you confess with your mouth...": religious conversion as a signal of commitment to group"
  • 2013 - "Social Cognition and Religion" (IACSR Workshop), Berlin, Germany, 31st of July, poster: "Abase yourself to convince others: Public Conversion Testimony of In-group and Out-group Converts"
  • 2014 - "Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-Five Years", Brno, Czech Republic, 20th - 22nd of June, poster: "Other people's gods are watching too: Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour"
  • 2014 - "Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-Five Years", Brno, Czech Republic, 20th - 22nd of June, poster: "Meditation makes me sick: Meditation and sensitivity to parasympathetic nervous system stimulation"
  • 2014 - "The Third International Krakow Study of Religions Symposium: Fields of Research, Method and Perspectives", Krakow, Poland, 27th - 29th of October, paper: "Be(a)ware of their gods: Effects of cross-religious contextual primes on prosocial behavior among Mauritian Catholics"
  • 2015 - "Dynamics of Religion: Past & Present" (The 21st World Congress of International Association for the History of Religions), Erfurt, Germany, 23rd - 29th of August, paper: "Experimental study of prosocial behavior in cross-religious settings on Mauritius"
Akademické stáže, studijní nebo pracovní pobyty
  • 2011/08/01 – 2011/08/26: Aarhus University, Aarhus, Summer School, DNK
    • Kurz Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture
Activities Outside University
  • 2008 - : Co-founder of "Czech society for cognitive study of culture"
  • Public lectures
  • 2009 - „Religious conversionas evolutionary adaptation?“ (Czech society for cognitive study of culture), Faculty of Arts Masaryk University, Brno
Major Publications
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Martin KANOVSKÝ, Jan HORSKÝ, Justin Emory LANE a Michaela PORUBANOVÁ. Five moral foundations as nonmoral residuals. An alternative model for MFQ. In Future Directions on the Evolution of Rituals, Beliefs, and Religious Minds. 2018. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Martin KANOVSKÝ, Jan HORSKÝ, Justin Emory LANE a Michaela PORUBANOVÁ. Five moral foundations in trouble: an alternative model for MFQ. In 7th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 2018. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Anastasia EJOVA, Radek KUNDT, Eva KUNDTOVÁ KLOCOVÁ, Jan KRÁTKÝ, Silvie KOTHEROVÁ a Joseph BULBULIA. Úžas, náboženství a prosociální chování. In 17. konference psychosomatické medicíny. 2018. info
  • KOTHEROVÁ, Silvie, Jakub CIGÁN, Paul REDDISH a Michaela PORUBANOVÁ. Meditace a narušení vnímaní těla. In 17. konference psychosomatické medicíny. 2018. info
  • XYGALATAS, Dimitrios, Eva KUNDTOVÁ KLOCOVÁ, Jakub CIGÁN, Radek KUNDT, Peter MAŇO, Silvie KOTHEROVÁ, Panagiotis MITKIDIS, Sebastian Ernst WALLOT a Martin KANOVSKÝ. Location, location, location : Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Hillsdale: Taylor & Francis Group, 2016, roč. 26, č. 4, s. 304-319. ISSN 1050-8619. doi:10.1080/10508619.2015.1097287. URL info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Silvie KOTHEROVÁ, Milan SEPŠI, Lenka KRAJČÍKOVÁ a Mária HOLICKÁ. Meditation makes me sick: Meditation and sensitivity to parasympathetic nervous system. In MUR: MÓZG – UMYSŁ – RELIGIA, Krakow, 28.2-1.3.2015. 2015. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Silvie KOTHEROVÁ, Radek KUNDT, Eva KUNDTOVÁ KLOCOVÁ, Peter MAŇO, Panagiotis MITKIDIS, Sebastian Ernst WALLOT, Martin KANOVSKÝ a Dimitrios XYGALATAS. Experimental study of prosocial behavior in cross-religious settings on Mauritius. In XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, 23-29 August 2015. 2015. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub, Silvie KOTHEROVÁ, Radek KUNDT, Eva KUNDTOVÁ KLOCOVÁ, Peter MAŇO, Panagiotis MITKIDIS, Sebastian Ernst WALLOT a Dimitrios XYGALATAS. Be(a)ware of their gods: Effects of cross-religious contextual primes on prosocial behavior among Mauritian Catholics. In The Third International Krakow Study of Religions Symposium Religions: fields of research, method and perspectives, Krakow, 27-29 October 2014. 2014. info
  • KOTHEROVÁ, Silvie, Jakub CIGÁN, Milan SEPŠI, Lenka KRAJČÍKOVÁ, Mária HOLICKÁ a Jiří JARKOVSKÝ. Meditation makes me sick: Meditation and sensitivity to parasympathetic nervous system stimulation. In Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after 25 Years, Brno, 20. - 22. červen 2014. 2014. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub a Tomáš HAMPEJS. Náboženské představy a jejich přenos: od mysli a obsahu k tělu a kontextu. Pantheon: religionistický časopis, Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2014, roč. 9, č. 1, s. 113-138. ISSN 1803-2443. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Conversion. In Anne L. C. Runehov & Lluis Oviedo. Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013. s. 502-506, 5 s. ISBN 978-1-4020-8264-1. URL info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Náboženská konverzia ako kolektívne rozpomínanie. Sociální studia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013, roč. 10, č. 2, s. 63-83. ISSN 1214-813X. URL info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Abase yourself to convince others : Public Conversion Testimony of In-group and Out-group Converts. In IACSR Workshop: "Social Cognition and Religion", Berlin, 31.7.2013. 2013. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. You have to be born again : converting through narrative. In Ends and beginnings. The 11th Annual Conference of the EASR. The Special Conference of the IAHR, Stockholm, 23-26 August 2012. 2012. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Religious conversion as a tool for group affiliation and commitment : ethnographic research report. In Homo Experimentalis : Experimental approaches in the study of religion, Brno, 25-27 October 2012. 2012. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Connecting through emotional stories. In Biological and Cultural Evolution and Their Interactions. 2012. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Religious conversion and group dynamics. In Past, present, and future in the scientific study of religion, Brno, 1-3 March 2012. 2012. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Religious conversion as a commitment signal and strategy. In Explaining Religion: Method, Theory & Experiment. 2012. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. „...ak svojimi ústami vyznáš...“: náboženská konverzia ako signál oddanosti skupine. In Metodologické problémy v etnografickom výskume sociálnych reprezentácií, Ústav etnológie Slovenskej akadémie vied. 2012. info
  • BRÁZDA, Radim, Jakub CIGÁN, Zdeňka JASTRZEMBSKÁ, Lukáš HODER, Eva KLOCOVÁ, M KOZLOVÁ, J OSIČKA a J VOTAVA. Společenské vědy pro střední školy - 4. díl (pracovní sešit). Brno: Didaktis, 2011. 104 s. ISBN 978-80-7358-176-3. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Pamäť a náboženská afiliácia: o čom nám hovoria spomienky konvertitu? Sacra, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011, roč. 8, č. 1, s. 34-53. ISSN 1214-5351. On-line archiv časopisu info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Chasing a religious conversion. In Conference of European Association for the Study of Religions: "New Movements in Religions. Theories and Trends". 2011. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Islám. In BRÁZDA, Radim, Jakub CIGÁN, Zdeňka JASTRZEMBSKÁ, Lukáš HODER, Eva KLOCOVÁ, M KOZLOVÁ, J OSIČKA a J VOTAVA. Společenské vědy pro střední školy - 4. díl (pracovní sešit). Brno: DIDAKTIS, 2011. s. 56. ISBN 978-80-7358-176-3. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Hinduismus. In BRÁZDA, Radim, Jakub CIGÁN, Zdeňka JASTRZEMBSKÁ, Lukáš HODER, Eva KLOCOVÁ, M KOZLOVÁ, J OSIČKA a J VOTAVA. Společenské vědy pro střední školy - 4. díl (pracovní sešit). Brno: DIDAKTIS, 2011. s. 57. ISBN 978-80-7358-176-3. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Buddhismus. In BRÁZDA, Radim, Jakub CIGÁN, Zdeňka JASTRZEMBSKÁ, Lukáš HODER, Eva KLOCOVÁ, M KOZLOVÁ, J OSIČKA a J VOTAVA. Společenské vědy pro střední školy - 4. díl (pracovní sešit). Brno: DIDAKTIS, 2011. s. 58. ISBN 978-80-7358-176-3. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Nová náboženská hnutí a sekty. In BRÁZDA, Radim, Jakub CIGÁN, Zdeňka JASTRZEMBSKÁ, Lukáš HODER, Eva KLOCOVÁ, M KOZLOVÁ, J OSIČKA a J VOTAVA. Společenské vědy pro střední školy - 4. díl (pracovní sešit). Brno: DIDAKTIS, 2011. s. 59. ISBN 978-80-7358-176-3. info
  • CIGÁN, Jakub. Metafora racionality náboženskej konverzie. In Dušan Lužný, David Václavík a kol.. Individualizace náboženství a identita. Poznámky k současné sociologii náboženství. 1. vyd. Praha: Malvern, 2010. s. 176-202, 27 s. ISBN 978-80-86702-69-8. info

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