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PhDr. IVETA SMRŽOVÁ, Ph.D.

  • Born 10. Ordibehesht 1353 / 7. Rabi' ath-thani 1394

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in History and Cultures of Asian and African Countries, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University in Prague (2002–2010). Dissertation Title: Islam and the New Media.
  • Doctoral Student: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2007-present). Dissertation Title: Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema & National Identity.
  • International Center for Persian Studies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran: Intensive Persian Language Courses (Jul–Oct 2006).
  • Middle East Institute, Washington DC, USA: Intermediate and Advanced Persian Language Courses (2004/2005).
  • Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA (2004/2005).
  • Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages, Tunis, Tunisia: Advanced Arabic Language Course (Summer 1997).
  • M.A. & M.Phil. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Charles University in Prague (1996–2002). Graduated summa cum laude. Thesis: Islam on the TV Screen: Yusuf al-Qaradawi and His Show on al-Jazeera TV.
  • Faculty of Arts, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria (1995/1996).
  • Arabic Teaching Institute for Non-Arabic Speakers, Damascus, Syria: Advanced Arabic Language Courses (5/1995-6/1996).

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – Principal Investigator of the Research Project: The Possibilities and Limits of the Democratization of the Arab Countries of the Middle East in the Light of Secularization and Democratization of Muslim Societies (Jan-Dec 2009).
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – Principal Investigator of the Research Project: Islamist Political Parties and Movements and their Involvement in the Political Life of Middle Eastern Countries (Jun-Dec 2008).
  • Research Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Egypt (5 months, 2007).
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – Principal Investigator of the Research Project: The Political Situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the aftermath of the 2005 Presidential Election (Jan-Dec 2006).
  • Fulbright-Masaryk Award: Visiting Scholar at the Middle East Institute & Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA (2004/2005). Resource Persons: John Calabrese, Dina Amin, Jon W. Anderson, John O. Voll.
  • Summer University on "Reconsidering Islamic Reformism" convened by Nadia al-Bagdadi and Aziz al-Azmeh. Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2004). Resource Persons: Said Amir Arjomand, Mushirul Hasan, Jacques Waardenburg, Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – Principal Investigator of the Research Project: Impact of Information Technologies on Political and Socio-Economic Processes, and Formation of Public Opinion in the Arab and Islamic Countries (Jan-June 2004).
  • Doctoral Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Egypt (2003/2004).
  • Summer University on "Islam and the West" convened by Ishan D. Dagi. Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2003). Resource Persons: Sadik al-Azm, John Calabrese, Anoush Ehteshami, Plamen Makariev, Hakan Yavuz.
  • Exchange Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt (1999/2000).
  • ALECSO Scholarship: Advanced Arabic Language Course, Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages, Tunis, Tunisia (Summer 1997).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 2009 – present
Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Prague
Head of Džám-e Džam - Arabic & Persian Language Services
Feb 2007 – present
Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague
Teaching Graduate Course: The Clash of Cultures and Civilizations - Islam and Europe & supervising students' research.
Sep 2006 – Dec 2008
Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague
Arabic Linguist: Prague Arabic Dependency Treebank
Sep 2001 – Aug 2006
Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen
Teaching: Arabic Language (Level 1-6), Arab Cinema, Modern Islam, Leading Islamic Thinkers, Modern Islamic Society
2003/2004 & 2006
Polytechna Consulting, a. s., Prague
Arabic Language Lecturer: Intensive Courses for the Czech Ministry of Defense.
March 2003 – May 2004
Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
Research Interests: Media in the Middle East, Contemporary Islam.
Feb 1999 – June 2009
Freelance Arabic and Persian Language Lecturer / Translator / Interpreter
Oct 1997 – April 1998 & Dec 2006
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies, Charles University in Prague
Corpus Linguae Arabicae (CLARA – electronic corpus of Arabic)

LANGUAGES

  • Arabic: Excellent (proficient in MSA, fluent in Egyptian dialect)
  • English: Excellent (reading, writing, comprehension)
  • French: Excellent (reading, writing, comprehension)
  • Farsi: Excellent (reading, writing, comprehension)
  • German: Fair (solid passive knowledge)
  • Polish: Fair (solid passive knowledge)
  • Russian: Fair (solid passive knowledge)
  • Czech: Native

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND ATTENDED CONFERENCES

  • Nov 28-29, 2008: VI. International Conference CYBERSPACE 2008, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (Paper Title: "New Age Islam" on the Internet).
  • Nov 22-25, 2008: MESA '08 - Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Washington DC, USA (Paper Title: Islam on the TV Screen).
  • May 31, 2008: Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Marrakesh, Morocco: Workshop on Arabic and Local Languages (Paper Title: Prague Arabic Dependency Treebank: A Word on the Million Words, co-author)
  • May 9, 2008: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague: Iranian Cinema from the Feminist Perspective.
  • March 5-13, 2008: ONE WORLD 2008. International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Seven Public Debates on Political Islam.
  • February 16, 2008: Second Annual Doctoral Symposium on Arab and Muslim Media Research. CAMMRO & University of London. (Paper Title: Islam on the TV screen - Al-Jazeera, Al-Hiwar TV, Iqraa TV, Resalah TV, and Islam Channel TV)
  • April 28, 2007: First Annual Doctoral Symposium on Arab and Muslim Media Research. CAMMRO & King's College. University of London.
  • March 31, 2007: The Middle East and the European Union: Middle East Power-Play. Prospect for Peace in the Middle East. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Prague. (Paper Title: Iranian Domestic Debate and the Implications for the International Community)
  • Dec 14-16, 2006: Global Communication of Fundamentalist Knowledge (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
  • Nov 18-21, 2006: MESA '06 - 40th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Boston, USA.
  • Oct 2-5, 2005: 5th Annual Conference, Beirut Institute for Media Arts of the Lebanese American University: Religion, Media, and the Middle East (Paper Title: Yusuf Al Qaradawi and His Weekly Show on Al Jazeera)
  • July 7, 2005: Iran After the Presidential Elections: Continuity or Change? Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC.
  • May 23-24, 2005: Arabic for Communication. Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  • May 11, 2005: Assessing the Influence of American Islamic Thinkers on Islamic Thought in Muslim Nations. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC.
  • April 1-3, 2005: 19th Arabic Linguistics Symposium. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • March 16, 2005: Presentation on Islamism in Sudan. Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany.
  • March 4, 2005: Arab Media, Power and Influence. National Press Club, Washington DC.
  • Oct 21, 2004: Sudan in Crisis: Conflict And Possibilities For Resolution. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  • Oct 7, 2004: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies – Arab Media & IT Conference. Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Oct 5-6, 2004: 58th Annual Conference of the Middle East Institute – The Use and Limits of Power in the Middle East. National Press Club, Washington DC.
  • March 16-19, 2004: 4th Annual Conference, Beirut Institute for Media Arts of the Lebanese American University: Media and the Transformation of Arab Societies [www]
  • April 25, 2003: Public Presentation on al-Jazeera TV under the auspices of Opus Arabicum

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS