Head of the Department:

Prof. Mgr. Milan Kováč, PhD.


room: 104

office hours: Friday 14:00- 15:00

Fields of study: Ancient Maya culture and religion and contemporary Lacandon rituals and mythologies


Study advisor:

PhDr. Roman Kečka, PhD. 


room: 103

office hours: Wednesday 12:20 - 13:20

fields of study: Christianity and Society in the 20th century; Catholicism between Vatican Councils (1870 - 1962)


Associate Professors:

Doc. Mgr. Attila Kovács, PhD. 


office hours: Monday 13:00 - 14:00

fields of study: Contemporary Islam, Islamic reformism and radicalism, visual media and the Internet version of Islam, the visual culture of radical Islamic movements anthropology of Islam


Doc. Mgr. Dušan Deák, PhD. 


room: 103

office hours: Monday 10:45 - 12:45

fields of study:  cultures and religions of South Asia, postcolonial theory, social history and memory



Assistant Professors:

Mgr. Beáta Čierniková, PhD. 


room: 103

office hours: Monday 14:15 - 15:15

fields of study: Pre-Christian and pre-Islamic religions of the peoples of the Caucasus, mainly Armenians, Armenian Christianity


Mgr. Ivica Bumová, PhD. 


room: 103

office hours: Thursday 9:00 - 10:00

fields of study: Jews in Slovakia after 1945,  the Zionist movement in Slovakia, history and social culture of the Jewish people



Internal Doctoral Students:

Mgr. Lenka Horáková

office hours: Friday 13:00 - 14:00

fields of study: Maya burial customs and funerary ceramics in Uaxactun and Central and North- Eastern Petén


Mgr. Jakub Špoták

office hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 

fields of study: Maya culture, in particular on codices, epigraphy, iconography and archaeoastronomy


Mgr. Katarína Šomodiová

office hours: Monday 11:00 - 12:00, Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 

fields of study: Yemen culture and identity 


Mgr. Tomáš Drápela

office hours: Friday 10:00 - 12:00

fields of study: Maya Pre-Classic and Classic settlement patterns and architectural assemblages


Mgr. Monika Bagalová

office hours: Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

fields of study: Visual anthropology, colonial photography and visual culture in South Asia,