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Dianne Widzinski Visiting Fellows

CCPS hosts the Dianne Widzinski Visiting Fellowship, which is intended to extend knowledge of contemporary Polish society and politics and provide Polish scholars with opportunities to conduct and share their research at the University of Michigan. The first group of fellows arrived in Winter 2024. Visit the fellowship page for more information and to apply.

Jowita Baran

Widzinski Research Fellow, Winter 2024

Jowita Baran is a sociologist and Ph.D. candidate at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation on expressing national identity through clothing/fashion. Her master’s thesis—on the expression of gender by female activists of nationalist organizations—earned the Best Master’s Thesis Award from the Polish Sociological Association and the Best Master’s Thesis Award on Gender Studies from the Polish Gender Society.

Ewa Klekot

Widzinski Senior Fellow, Winter 2024

Ewa Klekot is a cultural anthropologist, translator, and curator. Currently assistant professor at SWPS University’s Design Institute, she previously lectured at the School of Form and the University of Warsaw. She earned M.A.s in archaeology and ethnology and holds a Ph.D. in art studies. She is interested in an interdisciplinary combination of liberal arts and social sciences with design and artistic projects, both in research as well as in education. Her current area of research concerns the anthropology of manufacturing and related cognition modes—skills, embodied knowledge, materials, and processes—as well as manufacturing traditions versus intangible heritage. She also practices anthropological reflection on art, especially the social construction of folk art and heritagization through monuments and museum exhibits. She serves as a member of the City of Warsaw’s Council of Intangible Heritage, as well as on the Council of Monuments at the city’s historic monuments preservation office.

Małgorzata Łukianow

Widzinski Senior Fellow, Winter 2024

Małgorzata Łukianow works as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Warsaw and at the Center for Research on Social Memory. She previously was an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a research assistant at Chemnitz University of Technology. She serves as co-chair of the Polish regional group of the Memory Studies Association. She is co-editor (with Anna Wylegała and Sabine Rutar) of the volume No Neighbors’ Lands in Postwar Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) and the monograph on personal documents from the pandemic, Pamiętniki Pandemii [Pandemic Diaries] (Krytyka Polityczna, 2022). She is interested in memory studies, and sociology of knowledge and culture.