Pavol Kosnáč is a PhD. Candidate and Assistant Lecturer in Department of Political Science at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He studied Comparative religion studies at Comenius university in Bratislava, Slovakia and Oxford University, United Kingdom, focused on new religious movements, Christianity and Islam. His research focuses on new and alternative religiosity, as well as overlaps between religiosity, ideology, violence and war. He has received Jan Komorovsky prize from Slovak Society for Study of Religions (SSŠN) and Peter B. Clarke Memorial prize from British Sociological Association´s Sociology of Religion study group. He is co-editor of the book Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion (Routledge 2017).