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Welcome Geneviève Zubrzycki | Visiting Researcher

We are delighted to welcome Geneviève Zubrzycki to the ScienceCampus as a visiting fellowship holder. She will be with the ScienceCampus and based at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies throughout June 2024.

Geneviève Zubrzycki is Professor of comparative-historical and cultural sociology at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. She has conducted extensive research on topics such as nationalism and religion; collective memory, national mythology, and the politics of remembrance; as well as visual culture and materiality. She is the author of the award-winning books The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (2006), Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec (2016), and Resurrecting the Jew: Nationalism, Philosemitism and Poland’s Jewish Revival (2022). She is the editor of the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History and is currently working on her fourth book about the aesthetics of nationalism. In 2021, Zubrzycki was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and received the Bronislaw Malinowski Award.

On 6 June at 14:15 in room 017 (Altes Finanzamt), Prof. Zubrzycki will give a talk as part of our joint research colloquium with the GS OSES titled Resurrecting the Jew: Nationalism, Philosemitism, and Poland’s Jewish Revival. She will also be participating in a more informal meet-and-greet session with visiting researchers on 11 June at 13:00.