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Genevieve Zubrzycki

Genevieve Zubrzycki is associate professor of sociology and faculty affiliate at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, where she also directs the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. She studies national identity and religion; collective memory, mythology, and the politics of commemorations; as well as the place of religious symbols in the public sphere. Her publications include the award-winning The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (2006; Polish trans. 2014); Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec (2016); and National Matters: Nationalism, Culture and Materiality (forthcoming 2017). She is now completing a new book on the on-going revival of Jewish communities in Poland and non-Jewish Poles’ interest in all things Jewish.