Martin Lang

Martin Lang obtained his Ph.D. at Masaryk University in 2016 for a dissertation focused on the effects of ritual behavior on anxiety and social bonding.  During his graduate career, he worked at the Anthropology Department at the University of Connecticut with Dimitris Xygalatas, and after obtaining his Ph.D., dr. Lang worked for two years at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University with Joseph Henrich.

Currently, dr. Lang is a post-doctoral researcher in the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion (LEVYNA) at Masaryk University where he works on the evolutionary underpinnings of ritual commitment signaling; on the cultural evolution of moralistic gods; on the role of music and synchronous movement in human cooperation; and the relationship between ritualized behavior and anxiety.