|Zodiac sign||Leo (sun), Capricorn (moon) and Virgo (ascendent) Sorry, my physics teacher in secondary school was an astrologist. That's why I'm more willing to belive in quarks than in zodiac signs.|
|Educational background||M.A. in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from Warsaw University (1997).
B.A. in Polish Philology (1993).
|Present position||PhD student|
|Employer||Graduate school for Social Research, University of Warsaw|
|Research interests||For over 10 years I have been studying the specificity of the Polish-Lituanian-Belarusian multicultural borderland in its many aspects — both theoretically and practically, during fieldwork. Du to my educational background (Polish and Lithuanian study in parallel with ethnology and cultural anthropology) I try to employ an interdisciplinary approach in my research which, I think, is essential in any studies of multiculturalism and ethnicity".|
|Current research||Peasant families in muticultural borderland Polish-Lituanian-Belarusan. (PhD dissertation in progress)
At present I also participate in prof. Kurczewska's research project on "The role of internal and external neighborhood in creating and integrating local communities.
|Excerpts from publications||Belarus — an unimagined community? (abstract)
In this article, I analyse the problem of Belarusian national revival. It is peculiar, because only a narrow group of intelligentsia seems to justify and promote the existence of the independent Belarusian state. For the vast majority of Belarusians, their political unity proved to be insufficient background for strengthening, evoking or recovering their national feelings. Most Belarusians do not seem to be unified as an imagined community, They are still rather uncertain about their national indentification and remain apathetic and dispassionate toward their national independence.
|Case study for the summer course||—|
|Statement of interest||
This course seems very interesting for me, because it offers wider perspective of analyzing ethnicity and multiculturalism in the context of Western democracies and colonial countries, which I am still not very well familiarized with. Comparative case studies would help me to extrapolate the conclusions of my work and to specify what is universal and what peculiar for only the area researched by me. I also appreciate the wide spectrum of the lecturers' educational and national background, which ensures various approaches of studying these complex phenomena.
|Plans for the future||To prepare a course on The problems of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusan Multicultural Borderland and Quantitative research methods.|
|Likes||Anything that is connected with travelling, motion and leisure, especially high mountains, canoeing, biking, skiing (cross-country more than downhill), swimming, visiting new places (looking forward to Budapest) and... singing with shared voices. .|
|Dislikes||Heat (which I suffer now in Warsaw) and sunbathe. .|
|Hobbies||I am also a photographer and I have organized together with my ethnographer colleagues two photographic exhibitions, which were presented all over Poland and Belarus, entitled : "Po prostu in Belarusian villages" in 1995 and respectively "Today's people of Polesie: 60 years after Jozef Obrebski's expedition" in 1997-98.|
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