Mag. Dr. Agnieszka Pasieka

Agnieszka Pasieka is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her work focuses on political mobilization, activism and social movements, and explores how different social actors mobilize to address inequality and power hierarchies and what kind of alternative world they envision. She is author of Hierarchy and pluralism: living religious difference in Catholic Poland (Palgrave 2015) and Living right: far-right youth activists in contemporary Europe (forthcoming with Princeton University Press). She has also authored numerous journal publications on religious pluralism, religious and ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, postsocialist transformation, and, most recently, far-right movements, transnational nationalism and fascism. Her new project tackles the problem of far-right environmental politics.







  • 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.