MA IN ANTHROPOLOGY –

a Joint-Master’s Program CREOLE

Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes

 

Master’s Program in Anthropology

Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes

a Joint-Master’s Program CREOLE

at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Applications deadline August 30, 2017

 

In March 2017, the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU) became a part the CREOLE Network on „Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes” within which a new Master’s Program in Anthropology in English was launched. The Master’s Program has a strong focus on changes and challenges that take place in Central and Eastern Europe but is also open to other issues of contemporary societies around the world. Participation in the CREOLE network makes it possible for our MA students to take part in an exchange between Institutes and Departments of Anthropology in Europe and spend up to two semesters in places, such as Maynooth, Ireland; Vienna, Austria; Lyon, France; Stockholm, Sweden; Bern, Switzerland; Ljubljana, Slovenia, Barcelona, Spain.

 

The Master’s Program in Anthropology, being focused on changes taking place in formerly socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, will be of particular interest to postgraduates with such regional interests. Our postgraduate students will learn how to independently conduct ethnographic research, critically reflect on the pending issues of our time and intervene in them through academic research and public engagement. We will give our students an opportunity to develop their research skills and extend the range of the methods at their disposal, by offering also advanced training in visual media.

 

In the Master’s Program you will:

 

  • Gain an understanding of anthropological approaches to urgent societal changes in CEE and beyond,
  • Learn ethnographic research methods and anthropological theories applicable to the study of international migration, populism, medicine, economic growth, environment, and energy,
  • Develop problem-solving skills and ability to provide policy and program recommendations,
  • Study anthropology abroad in one of the CREOLE network institutions.

 

The Master’s Program in Anthropology is research oriented. The program offers an opportunity to conduct ethnographic research in Poland and other countries, especially in the CEE region. The program will prepare students for doctoral studies as well as careers in public policy, civil society and community organizing, journalism and visual media, public administration, social work, and education. Getting a master’s degree in Anthropology will equip students with data and practical skills to deal with the challenges and to embrace the opportunities of todays’ changing societies.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND PROCESS:

 

  • Application for the new Master’s program will be accepted between March 1 and August 30, 2017.
  • The application process has two stages. Prospective applicants should send a CV, cover letter outlining research interests (up to 800 words), and a certificate of English language skills by email to Dr. Aleksandra Lis – Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie obsługi JavaScript. AND Dr. Małgorzata Kowalska Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie obsługi JavaScript.  Short-listed candidates will be informed how to register and submit a formal application through the AMU portal.
  • If you are interested in the program or have any questions, please send an email to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie obsługi JavaScript.

 

 

MEMBER INSTITUTIONS OF THE CREOLE NETWORK:

 

Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Wien

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Department of Social Anthropology, Université Lumière Lyon 2

Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Univerza v Ljubljani

Institute of Social Anthropology, Universität Bern

Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholms universitet

 

TEACHERS and COURSE OFFER:

 

Academic stuff of the M.A. program in anthropology at AMU in Poznan has a magnificent international educational and scholarly background. Many of us graduated at well-known and established universities, such as CEU, MU and EUV, won postdoctoral fellowships (Humboldt, Fulbright, Kosciuszko, Max Planck, Collegium Budapest, National Institutes for the Humanities in Japan) and/or taught as Visiting Professors abroad (Berlin, Utrecht, Columbia University, Rutgers University). We are involved in a number of national and international research projects winning grants offered by the European Commission, Polish-German Science Foundation, National Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, and the National Science Centre.

 

Prof. Michał Buchowski is concurrently a Professor at European University Viadrina. He held several prestigious scholarships, such as British Council, Fulbright, Kosciuszko and Humboldt at the Universities of Cambridge, California, Virginia, Kansas, HU in Berlin and at Collegium Budapest. He was a Visiting Professor at Universities of Rutgers, Columbia, Warsaw and National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka. Founder and director of Center for Migration Studies at AMU. Former President of European Association of Social Anthropologist, and chair of World Council of Anthropological Associations. European Research Council expert and currently Panel Chair (SH-"Culture and Cultural Productions"). Published several books and articles in international journals on modes of thought, postocialism, migration and multiculturalism.

 

Nations and Nationalism in Europe

Migration, Multiculturalism, Xenophobia and Racism in Europe

 

Prof. Danuta Penkala-Gawęcka received her Ph.D. and doctor habil. degrees in ethnology and cultural anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She works as Associate Professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the same university. She specialises in medical anthropology and is one of the founders of this sub-discipline in Poland. Her fieldwork focuses in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) and Poland. Among her research interests there are: medical pluralism; biomedicine and its connections with complementary and alternative medicine; perceptions of health and illness; health-seeking strategies and practices; shamanism and spiritual healing; relations between healing and religion; kinship and medicine. Between 2007-2016 Danuta Penkala-Gawęcka was editor-in-chief of the oldest Polish journal of ethnology and socio-cultural anthropology “Lud” (“People”) founded in 1895. Since 2016 she has been active as a member of the expert advisory group working on the “Cultural Contexts of Health” project, established by WHO, Regional Office for Europe. She has also organised the Medical Anthropology Research Group at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology.

 

Medical Anthropology

 

Prof. Wojciech Dohnal - anthropology of politics, history of anthropological thought, theory and methodology of anthropology, urban anthropology.

 

Politics and Power

 

Dr Agata Hummel is working in the fields of anthropology of development, postdevelopment, degrowth, economic anthropology, environmental anthropology and activist research. She held several scholarships in Mexico in prestigious institutions such as Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social or Colegio de Michoacán. She has also been a visiting Ph.D. student at Sussex University. She is currently doing her research on neo-rural communities in Spain and starting a project on postdevelopment alternatives in Latin America.

 

Anthropology of Development

Anthropology and Degrowth

 

Dr Łukasz Kaczmarek

 

Methods in Social Anthropology

Multiculturalism in Postcolonial Countries

 

Dr Małgorzata Kowalska holds a PhD degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology from European University Viadrina. Before starting her doctoral research, she worked as a marketing professional in Ireland and Poland. Her PhD was funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission as part of the international project FREE, and aimed at analyzing post-socialist modernization discourses in Poland. She is interested in anthropological theory and critique, anthropology of sport, and alternative projects to modern political and economic systems.

 

Current Anthropological Theory

 

Dr Aleksandra Lis holds a PhD degree from the Central European University in Budapest and worked a research fellow at various research institutions and think tanks: Columbia University in NYC, Institute for Advanced Studies in Science Technology and Society at TU Graz, Agora Energiewende in Berlin and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society in Cologne. She has led several research projects on climate and energy politics funded by the National Science Centre, European Commission and the Polish-German Science Foundation. In her work she incorporates problems of European integration.

 

Energy and Environment

Introduction to Social Studies in Science and Technology

 

Dr Jan Lorenz completed the PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media at the University of Manchester in 2014, where he later worked as a postdoctoral research fellow the Centre for Jewish Studies. His recent work involved in-depth study of the phenomenon called the Jewish revival in contemporary Poland and the means and boundaries of transformation, personal and social, by considering the case of becoming Jewish by religious conversion. The scope of his interests includes a wide range of anthropological topics, which converge in his research on religion, ethics, relatedness and alterity. Currently, he is also interested in anthropology of technology and in interspecies relations. Most of his research has been centred on contemporary Poland, but he also did fieldwork in Israel, the United Kingdom and Haiti. In his work Jan Lorenz has been making extensive use of sensory media, exploring its potential in research practice and the dissemination of anthropological research outside the confines of academia.

 

Ethnographic Cinema

Anthropology of Religion

 

Dr Izabella Main - medical anthropology, migration, urban studies, communism in Poland.

 

Anthropology of Migration

Society and Culture in Communist Poland

 

Dr Kacper Pobłocki

 

On leave until Winter Semester 2018

 

Dr Małgorzata Rajtar received her PhD from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include sociocultural and medical anthropology; anthropology of biomedicine; anthropology of ethics/morality and bioethics; anthropology of religion (especially Christianity); religion and medicine, and genetics. She conducted two post-doctoral projects on religion and morality among Jehovah’s Witnesses in former East Germany (2006-2009) as well as on refusal of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany (2010; 2011-2013). Currently, she is involved in two research grants: (1) “Socio-cultural dimensions of rare diseases: The case of LCHAD deficiency. A comparative study of Poland and Finland” (Principal Investigator), and (2) “Turner Syndrome: Socialization patterns and the management of embodiment in chronic disease. An interdisciplinary approach” (Main Investigator).

 

Anthropology and Ethics

Blood, Genes, and Biomedical Technologies

 

 

Plan studiów w języku polskim

ROK I - SEMESTR I

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Ćwiczenia/

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Forma zaliczenia Punkty ECTS
1 2   3 4 5 7 8
1.

General topics (module 1)

MODUŁ 1: zajęcia obowiązkowe

Migration, Multiculturalism, Xenophobia and Racism in Europe 1 30   Egzamin 5
2.

General topics (module 1)

MODUŁ 1:

zajęcia obowiązkowe

Society and Culture in Poland/the region 1 30   Egzamin 5
3.

General topics (module 1)

MODUŁ 1:

zajęcia obowiązkowe

Methods in Social Anthropology

1   30 Egzamin 5
4.

General topics (module 2)

MODUŁ 2:

zajęcia obowiązkowe

Current Anthropological Theory 1   30 Egzamin 5
5.

CREOLE thematic module

MODUŁ DO WYBORU:

zajęcia do wyboru

Nations and Nationalism in Europe / Introduction to Social Studies in Science and Technology 1   30 Zaliczenie 5
6.

CREOLE thematic module2

MODUŁ DO WYBORU 2:

zajęcia do wyboru

Ethnographic Cinema / Medical Anthropology 1   30 Zaliczenie 5
  RAZEM 60 120   30

ROK I - SEMESTR II

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1.

General topics (module 2)

MODUŁ 2:

zajęcia obowiązkowe

Theory and methods 2 30   Egzamin 5
2.

CREOLE thematic module

MODUŁ DO WYBORU:

zajęcia do wyboru

Anthropology of Development / Anthropology of Religion 2   30 Zaliczenie 5
3.

CREOLE thematic module2

MODUŁ DO WYBORU 2:

zajęcia do wyboru

Anthropology and Ethics / Energy and Environment 2   30 Zaliczenie 5
.

Teaching Exchange

ZAJĘCIA GOŚCIA

Foreign Guest 2   10 Zaliczenie 2.5
.

Teaching Exchange

ZAJĘCIA GOŚCIA

Foreign Guest 2   10 Zaliczenie 2.5
.

Intensive Programme

SZKOŁA LETNIA CREOLE

5-day summer workshop 2-3   40 Zaliczenie 10
  RAZEM 30 150   30
                         

ROK II - SEMESTR III

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General topics (module 2)

MODUŁ 2:

zajęcia obowiązkowe

Theory and methods 3   30 Egzamin 5
2.

CREOLE thematic module

MODUŁ DO WYBORU:

zajęcia do wyboru

Blood, Genes, and Biomedical Technologies / Anthropology and Degrowth / Anthropology of Migration 3   30 Zaliczenie 5
3.

CREOLE thematic module2

MODUŁ DO WYBORU 2:

zajęcia do wyboru

Multiculturalism in Postcolonial Countries / Markets, Commodities, Values / Global Health 3   30 Zaliczenie 5
4.

Data Collection

Praca badawcza

Fieldwork & Project design 3   60 (30+30) Zaliczenie 15
  RAZEM   180   30

ROK II - SEMESTR IV

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Wykład

(liczba godzin)

Ćwiczenia/

Seminaria

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Forma zaliczenia Punkty ECTS
1 2   3 4 5 7 8
               
1.

Writing of MT

Warsztaty

Ethnographic Writing / Practical classes 4   60 Zaliczenie 20
2.

Seminar +

Defence of MT

SEMINARIUM MAGISTERSKIE i OBRONA PRACY

MA Seminar

4   30 Zaliczenie + Egzamin końcowy (obrona) 10
  RAZEM   120   30
                         

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