University of Hradec Králové





Petra Tlčimuková is an AKTION Fellow in Religious Studies. She is the Vice-Dean for International Affairs and Promotion and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Hradec Králové (Czech Republic). She also teaches at the Department of Social and Charity Work of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. She holds a B.A. (2009) and an M.A. (2012) in Religious Studies from Masaryk University in Brno, and a Ph.D. (2019) in Sociology from Palacký University in Olomouc. Areas of her academic interest cover the sociology of religions; new religious movements and Buddhism in the west. She has collaborated on various research projects including, among others, "Continuity and Discontinuity of Religious Memory in the Czech Republic" funded by the Czech Science Foundation (2014–2016) and "Forging a Scientific Team and International Networking in the Field of Chinese Studies" (2014–2016) funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in the Czech Republic. She has also received a number of research and study grants and lectured at various universities abroad. While at the Department of Religious Studies in the spring/summer semester 2021, she delivers a course on "Introduction to the Sociology of Religion."