FestivALT 2023

Joanna Wawrzyniak

Short bio

Joanna Wawrzyniak is a sociologist and historian, directs the Center for Research on Social Memory at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the social history and collective memory of Polish society in a comparative perspective. She is currently working on the memory of the neoliberal transformation after 1989 and on the transformation of cultural memory in the European and global context. Co-initiator of the Appeal to the Rectors and Senates of Polish Universities to Research and Commemorate the History of the Ghetto Benches and Other Forms of Discrimination in the 1930s.