dr Małgorzata Kowalska

Assistant Professor, Section of European Studies and Cultural Critique

Room: 2.35
Phone: 61 829 13 87
E-mail: malgorzata.kowalska@amu.edu.pl

Office hours:

Wednesday 10.00-11.00

 

After finishing my Masters, I started working in marketing – first abroad, later in Poland. This is when my fascination with the reality and language of the business and political elites, and the performative discourses of Polish capitalism began, which eventually led to work on my doctoral thesis (when I had a chance to analyze Euro 2012 as a grand modernization project and a test for state and regional democracy).

I am interested in anthropological theory. I have worked within the field of economic anthropology on various levels, including the negotiation of power and modernisation narratives, especially in Europe’s postsocialist countries. More recently, I have devoted more time to the issue of climate change, along with a critical analysis of its cultural premises and local reactions to it (esp. in Scandinavia). Above all, I am interested in imagining and learning new ways of writing about future.

2017

Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event. Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319521046

‘From the football field to the communicative field: Embedding entrepreneurial strategy and negotiating local past and future during Euro 2012 in the host city of Poznan’ in: Anthropological Notebooks 23 (1): 111-126

2016

(together with Alexandra Schwell, Nina Szogs, Michał Buchowski, eds.) New Ethnographies of Football in Europe. People, Passions, Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

‘Hegemony in Question? Euro 2012 and Local Politics in the City of Poznań’. In: A. Schwell, N. Szogs, M. Z. Kowalska, M. Buchowski (eds.) New Ethnographies of Football in Europe. People, Passions, Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 99-119

(together with Michał Buchowski, A. Schwell and N. Szogs) ‘Introduction. People, Passions and Much More: the Anthropology of Football’ and ‘People, Passions – but What about Politics?’. In: A. Schwell, N. Szogs, M. Z. Kowalska, M. Buchowski (eds.) New Ethnographies of Football in Europe. People, Passions, Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-17 & 228-34

2015

(together with Michał Buchowski) ‘Doing Ethnography and Writing Anthropology of an Event: The Protest Against the 2012 UEFA European Championship in Poznań’. In: B. Alpan, A. Schwell and A. Sonntag (eds.) The European Football Championship: Mega-Event and Vanity Fair, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 150-72

(together with Michał Buchowski) ‘Globalna gra: Mundial 2014 w oczach Europejczyków’. In: R. Kossakowski, J. Kurowski, J. Nowakowski (eds.) Modern futbol a świat kibiców, Pszczółki: Wydawnictwo Orbis Exterior, p. 35-51

 2014

‘The mega-events paradox / Le paradoxe des méga-évènements’ In: Sport and Citizenship. Sport serving society/ Sport et Citoyenetté. Le Sport au service de la société, no. 29 December 2014/January-February 2015, p. 13

(together w/ Michał Buchowski, eds.) Nie tylko piłka w grze. Antropologiczne interpretacje Euro 2012, Poznań: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, Poznańskie Studia Etnologiczne nr. 18

(together w/Michał Buchowski) ‘Mistrzostwa Europy w piłce nożnej Euro 2012 oczami antropologów: w kierunku antropologii sportu’ and ‘Opis etnograficzny wydarzenia a interpretacja antropologiczna: protest przeciwko Euro 2012 w Poznaniu’. In: M. Buchowski, M.Z. Kowalska (eds.) Nie tylko piłka w grze. Antropologiczne interpretacje Euro 2012, Poznań: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, Poznańskie Studia Etnologiczne nr. 18, p. 7-10 & 11-36.

Football Research in an Enlarged Europe: Identity dynamics, perception patterns and cultural change in Europe’s most prominent form of popular culture (FREE), European Commission’s 7 Framework Programme, 2012-2015.