Joanna Wawrzyniakj


Joanna Wawrzyniak is a senior researcher and director of the Center for Research on Social Memory at the University of Warsaw. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Memory Studies Association for 2019-21 term . She is interested in developing memory studies at the intersection of sociology and history, as well as in exploring Eastern European memory processes in a global comparative framework. She has published among others in Memory Studies, Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies and Polish Sociological Review. Her books in English include co-edited Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives (Berghahn Books 2016); co-authored The Enemy on Display: The Second World War in Eastern European Museums (Berghahn Books 2015); and Veterans, Victims and Memory: The Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland (Peter Lang 2015). Her current projects include work on memories of  neoliberal transformation, and deindustrialization in Poland and contributions to collaborative research on decolonization,  cultural heritage and memory processes in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and East and South Asia. In the ECHOES project she leads a work package on City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts. 

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