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Zora Hesová

Zora Hesová EXP

Research Fellow, AMO Research Center

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
SECULARISM
RELIGIOUS POLITICS, RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
MUSLIMS IN EUROPE

Zora Hesová is Research Fellow of AMO Research Center in the areas of Muslim integration in Europe, secularism, and religious movements.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science at Sciences Po in Toulouse, France, and her master’s degree in philosophy and Islamic studies at the Free University in Berlin. She studied Russian at the Moscow RGGU and Arabic at Damascus University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Islamic philosophy at the University of Sarajevo.

She was a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project Lebensformen-Lebenswissen and was a Research Fellow at New York University. She lectured at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder and at Charles University in Prague.  She is currently staff member at the Institute for Political Theory at Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

She has cooperated with AMO since 2010. Between 2011 and 2015, she was one of the coordinators of the international projects of AMO in Egypt. Currently, she leads projects on Islam in Europe, migration and Islam etc.

Unlike any time before, xenophobic and Islamophobic attitudes have left the margins and have literally flooded the Czech public space.

Zora Hesová