Eva Kundtová Klocová

I am interested in communication in religious rituals, use of ritual bodily postures and religious hierarchies.

In 2018 I was awarded the PhD at Masaryk University for a doctoral work in Religious Studies devoted to the communication role of the body in religious rituals. In my work, I focus both on the theoretical approaches to the subject of physicality in the religious ritual and on empirical research approaches focused on specific ritual bodily practices.

From 2015 I am in charge of the HUME Lab infrastructure management at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, where I provide support and coordination of research projects in the humanities and social sciences.


Kundtová Klocová, E., Lang, M., Maňo, P., Kundt, R. & Xygalatas, D. (2022). Cigarettes for the dead: effects of sorcery beliefs on parochial prosociality in Mauritius. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 12(1-2), 116-131.

van Mulukom, V., Turpin, H., Haimila, R., Purzycki, B. G., Bendixen, T., Kundtová Klocová, E., Řezníček, D., Coleman, T. J. III, Sevinç, K., Maraldi, E., Schjoedt, U., Rutjens, B. T., & Farias, M. (2022). What do nonreligious nonbelievers believe in? Secular worldviews around the world. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication.

Xygalatas, D., Maňo, P., Bahna, V., Kundtová Klocová, E., Kundt, R., Lang, M. & Shaver, J. H. (2021). Social inequality and signaling in a costly ritual. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Ejova, A., Krátký, J., Kundtová Klocová, E., Kundt, R., Cigán, J., Kotherová, S., Bulbulia, J., & Gray, R. D. (2021). The awe-prosociality relationship: Evidence for the role of context. Religion, Brain & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2021.1940254

Gervais, W. M., van Elk, M., Xygalatas, D., McKay, R. T., Aveyard, M., Buchtel, E. E., Dar-Nimrod, Ilan, Kundtová Klocová, E., Ramsay, J. E., Riekki, T., Svedholm-Häkkinen, A. M., Bulbulia, J. (2018). Analytic atheism : A cross-culturally weak and fickle phenomenon? Judgment and Decision Making, 13(3), 268–274.


Xygalatas, D., Kotherová, S., Maňo, P. , Kundt, R., Cigán, J. Kundtová Klocová, E. & Lang, M. (2018). Big Gods in Small Places: The Random Allocation Game in MauritiusReligion, Brain & Behavior, 8/2, 243-261.

Gervais, W. M., Xygalatas, D., McKay, R. T., van Elk, M., Buchtel, E. E., Aveyard, M., Schiavone, S. R., Dar-Nimrod, I., Svedholm-Häkkinen, A. M., Riekki, T., Kundtová Klocová, E., Ramsay, J. E. & Bulbulia, J. (2017). Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheistsNature Human Behaviour, 1, 0151.

Xygalatas, D., Kundtová Klocová, E., Cigán, J., Kundt, R., Maňo, P., Kotherová, S., Mitkidis, P., Wallot, S. E., & Kanovský, M. (2016). Location, location, location: Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26/4, 304-319.

Kundtová Klocová, E. (2014). Experimentální přístup ve studiu náboženství: Podoby a využití experimentu v sociálněvědném výzkumu. Pantheon: religionistický časopis, roč. 9, č. 1, s. 71-92.


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