Agnieszka Pasieka

Academic Appointments

Visiting Professor

Agnieszka Pasieka is a socio-cultural anthropologist. Her research explores questions of inequality, discrimination, and social hierarchies, and the ways different social actors address them. She has conducted a long-term fieldwork on religious and ethnic minorities in Poland and a historically informed study of class and ethnicity in the Connecticut River Valley. Currently, she is carrying out a large ethnographic project on networks of European far-right activists in Central Europe. Agnieszka is Elise Richter Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna.

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Winter 2019 Term at Dartmouth she will be teaching Religion 29.02, “Religion in Modern Europe” (Department of Religion), and Sociology 79.11, “Nationalism and the Radical Right” (Department of Sociology).

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Blunt Hall 308A
HB 6036
Ph.D., Anthropology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
Dissertation: Seven Ways to God. The Dynamics of Religious Pluralism in Rural Poland (Advisors: Chris Hann and Michał Buchowski)

Selected publications

2017. “Taking  far-right  claims  seriously  and  literally:  anthropology  and  the  study  of  right-wing  radicalism.” Slavic Review  76,  no.  S1:  S19-S29.

2016. “Re-enacting  Ethnic  Cleansing:  People’s  History  and  Elitist  Nationalism  in  Contemporary  Poland.” Nations and  Nationalism 22(1):  63-83.

2015. Hierarchy  and  Pluralism:  Living  Religious  Difference  in  Catholic  PolandNew  York:  Palgrave  Macmillan.