Dr. Hab., teaches in the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies, at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She is co-founder and Director of the Research Center for Memory Cultures.

She specializes in cultural theory, visual culture studies, and memory studies. Her current work focuses on so-called “non-sites of memory” and visual approaches to genocide representation. She is author of The Modern Essay: Studies in Historical Awareness of a Genre (2006), From “I” Culture to the Culture of the “Self” (2015), and co-editor of four volumes on memory studies. She is principal investigator for the research project Uncommemorated Genocide Sites and their Impact on Collective Memory, Cultural Identity, Ethical Attitudes, and Intercultural Relations in Contemporary Poland (2016–19), as well as the Awkward Objects of Genocide project under the auspices of the grant Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production (TRACES, 2016–2019).


Socio-cultural anthropologist and curator. She is currently Associate Professor in the departments of History and Sociology-Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, where she also held the Canada Research Chair in Museum & Heritage Studies from 2007–2017.

She is the author of Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places (Indiana University Press 2013); editor (with Shelley Butler) of Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions (McGill-Queens 2016); (with Michael Meng) of Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland (Indiana University Press 2015); and (with Cynthia Milton et al) of Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (Palgrave 2011). In 2013 she curated the exhibit Souvenir, Talisman, Toy at the Kraków Ethnographic Museum, and in 2014 published the accompanying book Lucky Jews (Korporacja Ha!art) and the online exhibit 


Photographer, curator, poet, art critic, and lecturer at the Kraków Photography Academy.

He has undertaken many documentary projects: Black and White Silesia (1999–2003), Kalwaria (1995–2004), Life after Life (2004–2006), Postindustrial (2003–2007), There is No Such Thing as an Innocent Eye (2006–2008), Holy War (2009–2014) and together with Elżbieta Janicka, The Other City (2011–2012). Twice nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, he awarded Photography Publication of the Year 2009 (for the Innocent Eye album) and Photo Book of the Year 2014 at the Grand Press Photo 2015 exhibit (for Święta Wojna – Holy War). Since 2009 he has blogged at Together with Grzegorz Wróblewski, he undertook the intermedia project Blue Pueblo (2013–2014), combining text and photographs, and accompanied by an artbook issued in 350 numbered, signed copies .


Cultural anthropologist, curator, and graduate of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Jagiellonian University.

At the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków she coordinates research projects including a current reinterpretation of the museum’s Siberian collection, and an exploration of the presence of the Holocaust in Polish folk art collections. She is completing her doctorate on contemporary ethnographic museum collections at the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (IEiAK). She held a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship in 2016 and is author and co-editor of the books The Art of the Allotment (2012) and Weddings 21 (2015). She has published in journals including the quarterly Autoportret and Konteksty. Cultural Anthropology. Ethnography. Art.

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