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Beth Singler, Prof. Dr.

  • Assistant Professor / Assistenzprofessorin "Digital Religion(s)"
Tel.
+41 44 634 47 82
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UFSP Digital Religion(s), Stampfenbachstrasse 106, 8006 Zürich

Short Biography

  • 2022 - Assistant Professor in Digital Religion(s), University of Zurich
  • 2020 - 2022 Director of Studies, Theology, Religion, and the Philosophy of Religion, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
  • 2018 - 2022 Junior Research Fellow in AI, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
  • 2016 - Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge
  • 2016 - 2018 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Faraday Institute for Religion and Science, on Templeton Funded project: “Human Identity in an Age of Nearly Human Machines”
  • 2012 - 2022 Affiliated Supervisor and Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge
  • 2011 - 2016 PhD Theology and Religious Studies, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
  • 2010 - 2011 MPhil Theology and Religious Studies, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
  • 2002 - 2010 Freelance film writer, London
  • 1999 - 2002 MA Hons (Cantab) Theology and Religious Studies, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

  • Digital Religion
  • Artificial intelligence
  • AI ethics
  • Religious uses of technology
  • Emerging technologies
  • Narratives, tropes, and memes in discourse
  • New Religious Movements
  • Transhumanism and Posthumanism
  • Human Augmentation Communities
  • Digital Identity and Community Formation
  • Digital Anthropological Methodsrsity of Cambridge

Memberships and Commitment

  • Associate Professor, Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich
  • Fellow, International Society for Science and Religion
  • Co-Chair, American Academy of Religion Emerging Technologies Group
  • Steering Committee member, AAR AI and Religion Seminar
  • Member of Digital Society Initiative (UZH) Communities on Ethics and Communication
  • Member, Human Augmentation Research Network
  • Member, William Temple Foundation Ethical Futures Group

Teaching Activity at the UZH

FS 2023

  • Digital Religion(s): Methods, Technologies, and Futures