Agata Zborowska – works in the Section for Film and Visual Culture at the Institute of Polish Culture. Her research interests lay in material culture, property relations, critical theory, and cultural history of the 20th century. She is currently working on the experience of ownership changes in socialist and post-socialist transitions in Poland.
In November 2018, she defended her Ph.D., entitled The Life of Things in Post-War Poland (1944-1949), at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, published a year later as a book Życie rzeczy w powojennej Polsce (Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2019). In 2020, she received a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship (under the supervision of Professor Elisabeth Dunn, 2020/21). In 2019, she was a Post-doc Fellow at The University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology (under the supervision of Professor Shannon Lee Dawdy). Recipient of two individual grants, PRELUDIUM (2015–2019) and ETIUDA (2017–2018) from the National Science Centre in Poland. Member of the research team in the Horizon 2020 project: “Re-Past – Revisiting the Past, Anticipating the Future” (2018-2019). Visiting scholar at Indiana University Bloomington (under the supervision of Professor Padraic Kenney, 2016), at University College London (2014), and Carleton University in Ottawa (2011).
Author of articles in numerous academic journals, including „Konteksty”, „Kultura Współczesna”, „Kultura Popularna”, „Kwartalnik Filmowy”, „Czas Kultury”, „Fashion Theory”, „Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty”.
Editorial team member of the academic journal „View.Theories and Practices of Visual Culture.”