Mag. Dr. Agnieszka Pasieka

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 migration, 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. Between 2015 and 2018, Agnieszka was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for East European History and at present is Elise Richter Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.




    • 2012 - Ph.D., Anthropology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
    • 2007 - Magister, Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Recent publications

    • (Under review): #Polishness. Rethinking modern Polish identity. Under review with Rochester University Press (together with Paweł Rodak).
    • (2015): Hierarchy and Pluralism: Living Religious Difference in Catholic Poland. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • (Forthcoming 2021): “Making an ethnic group. The minority question in the Second Polish Republic” European History Quarterly.
    • (Forthcoming): “Introduction to the special issue: National, European, Transnational: Far-right Activism in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” East European Politics and Societies
    • (Forthcoming): “Postsocialist and postcapitalist questions? Far-right historical politics in Italy and Poland” East European Politics and Societies.
    • (2020): “In search of a cure? Youth far-right activism and the making of a new Europe.” Research in Political Sociology, vol. 27: 85-102.
    • (2019): Anthropology of the far right: What if we like the ‘unlikeable’ others? Anthropology Today 35(1).
    • (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.