prof. dr hab. Waldemar Kuligowski

Associate Professor, Section of Cultural Anthropology

Room: 2.8
Phone: 61 829 13 66

Office hours:

Tuesday 11:00-12:00


Theories of culture; reflexive anthropology, critique anthropology; anthropological poetics; festivals and festivalisation; anthropology of modernization. Research Areas: Europe, Poland, Americas

Co-edited monographs

  1. (with A. Pomieciński) Art in contemporary cultural systems: Central and Eastern Europe, Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, Poznań 2014, pp. 196.
  2. (with R. Papp) Sterile and Isolated? An Anthropology Today in Hungary and Poland, Wydawnictwo TIPI, Poznań 2015, pp. 182.
  3. (with A. Stanisz), Cultures of Motorway. Localities through Mobility as an Anthropological Issue, Poznańskie Studia Etnologiczne, t. 19, Wielichowo: Wydawnictwo TIPI, 2016, pp. 200. [pdf]

Articles in journals

  1. Flows and spaces. Anthropological view on identities in a global world, “Ethnologia Polona”, 2007, vol. 27, 63-74.
  2. Nacionalizam običnih ljudi. Etnizacija tradicije na primeru sabora u Guči, „Antropologija. Časopis Instituta za etnologiju i antropologiju (IEA) Filozofskog fakulteta Univerziteta u Belgradu”, 2011, vol. 11, no 1, 67-84.
  3. Kela memb, stringy a Kate Middleton. Komentáre k transformáciám tradicie, “Kontexty kultúry a turizmu”, Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, 2011, nr 1, 8-10.
  4. Etnologia Lenkijoje: institucinė ir mokslo raida nuo 1910 metų iki šiandenos, ““Lietuvos etnologija: socialines antropologijos ir etnologijos studijos/Lithuanian Ethnology: Studies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology”, 2011, vol 20, no 11, 109-122.
  5. A Relay of Youth of the 21st Century. A Re-enactment of Ritual or a Grotesque Performance?, “Cargo. Journal for Cultural and Social Anthropology, 2012, vol.10, no 1-2, 47- 60.
  6. Nationalism and Ethnicization of History in a Serbian Festival, „Anthropos. International Review of Anthropology and Linguistics”, 2014, vol. 109, no 1, 249-259.
  7. New meanings of tradition. Globalization, politics and questions for anthropology, „Český lid. Etnologický časopis”, 2014, rocnik 101, no 3, 321-334.
  8. Polish ethnology. From building national culture to critique of liberal society, „Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie”, 2015, no 10, 13-26.
  9. Festivalizing Tradition. A Fieldworker’s Notes from the Guča Trumpet Festival (Serbia) and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), “Lietuvos etnologija: socialines antropologijos ir etnologijos studijos/Lithuanian Ethnology: Studies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology”, 2016, vol. 16, no 25, 2016), 35-54.
  10. Polish anthropologist against discrimination, “Anthropology Today”, 2017, vol. 33, no 2, 25.
  11. Collective vertigo. Roger Cailliois „theorie de la fete” toward contemporary music festivals in Poland and Hungary, “Acta Ethnographica Hungarica. An International Journal of Ethnography”, 2017, vol. 62, no 2, 35-52.

Articles in monographs

  1. (with W. J. Burszta) Touch, Listen, Experience in: Music-Erotica-Culture, M. Jabłoński, R. J. Wieczorek (eds.), “Interdisciplinary Studies in Musicology”, vol. 6, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, 2007, 175-185.
  2. Memotainmnent: The Representations of the Shoah in Popular Culture, in: History, Historiography, and History Teaching. Proceedings from the International Conference “History, Historiography and History Teaching”, held from 21-23 November 2007 in Skopje, B. Ristovska-Josifovska (ed.), Skopje, 2008, 429-436.
  3. Global Capitalism vs. Local Traditions. Dose the Economy Downfall Means the Triumph of Culture?, in: Challenges for Humanity in the 21st Century, A. Dudek (ed.), Institute of Regional and Global Studies, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, 2008, 25-36.
  4. Multiculturalismus versus New Homogeneity: The Cases of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in: Etnické Komunity. Vyjednáváni pozice v majoritě, D. Bittnerová, M. Moravcová, Fakulta Humanitnich Studii Univerzity Karlovy w Praze, 2012, 21-36.
  5. 33 meters of sacrum. The analysis of discourses surrounding the statue of Christ the King of Universe in Świebodzin, in: Art in contemporary cultural systems: Central and Eastern Europe, W. Kuligowski, A. Pomieciński (eds.), Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, Poznań 2014, 137-148.
  6. The Invention ‘We’ and ‘Them’ in National Anthems. Images from Central Europe, in: Contemporary Approaches to the Self and the Other, V. Savoniakaité (ed.), Lietuvos Istorijos Institutas, Vilnius 2014, 123-138.
  7. Politics and Folk Culture: On the Manipulation of Tradition and Folklore, in: W. Kuligowski, R. Papp (eds.) Sterile and isolated? An anthropology today in Hungary and Poland, Wydawnictwo TIPI, Poznań 2015, 89-100.
  8. (with A. Stanisz), On the Road: Polish Modernization from the Perspective of the Anthropology of the Motorway, w: Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe, H. Ćervinkova, Z. Uherek, M. Buchowski, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015, 175-193.
  9. The motorway as a „place” of culture: pop culture, history and anthropology, in: Cultures of motorway. Localities through mobility as an anthropological issue, W. Kuligowski, A. Stanisz (eds.), Wielichowo TIPI, 2016, 17-31.
  10. Habitual Hatred. Inscriptions on Walls and the Crisis of Society, in: Presence/Absence/Traces, E. Chomicka, A. Pindera (eds.), Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warszawa 2016, 140-149.


  1. Luke Eric Lassiter, The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography, [in:] „Anthropos. International Review of Anthropology and Linguistics”, 2007, vol. 102, no 2, 636-637.
  2. Samuel Gerald Collins, All Tomorrow’s Cultures. Anthropological Engagements with the Future, New York 2008 [in:] „Anthropos. International Review of Anthropology and Linguistics”, 2010, vol. 105, no 2, s623.
  3. Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism, [in:] Sötét alteregó. Van-e lengyelországnak nagyhatalmi öröksége?, “BUKSZ. Budapesti Könyvszemle”, vol 22, no 3, Autumn 2010, 289-291.
  4. Culture Wars. Context, Models and Anthropologists’ Account, Deborah James, Evie Plaice, Christina Toren (eds.), Berghahn Book, London&New York, [in:] „Anthropos. International Review of Anthropology and Linguistics”, 2011, vol. 105, no 2, 681-682.
  5. Rafał Pankowski, The Populist Radical Right in Poland: The Patriots, Routledge, London 2010, [in:] Karnawał polskiej prawicy, “Czas Kultury”, 2012, nr 6, 139-142.
  6. Juraj Podoba, Vývoj stavitel’stva a spôsobu bývania v dedinskom prostredi v 20. storoči, Etnograficke monografie, zv. 1, Bratislava: Slovenská asociácia sociálnych antropológov 2011, [in:] „Lud”, t. XCVII, 342-345.
  7. „Lituanus. The Lithuanian Quarterly” vol. 60, no 4, [in:] „Lud”, t. XCVIX, 393-394.
  8. Maciej Górny, Wielka Wojna profesorów. Nauki o człowieku (1912-1923), Instytut Historii PAN, Warszawa, 2014, PDF [in English]:
  9. Jaroslav Malina, Anti-encyklopedie anti-antropologie. A-Ž, Akademické nakladatelstvi CERM, Brno 2013, [in:] „Lud”, t. C, s. 330-331.

Music, values, culture. Jarocin re-study (2015), Ministry of Science and Higher Scholarship,  (principal investigator)

Moving modernizations. The Influence of the A2 Motorway on the Local Cultural Landscape (2014-2017), National Sciences Center (principal investigator)

Adam Mickiewicz University as a participating university – progressing model cooperation between university and its socio-economic surroundings (2016-2018), Ministry of Science and Higher Scholarship (investigator)

Pulteram – living tradition in Wielkopolska (2017), Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (investigator)

Socio-spatial transformations in German-Polish „interstices”. Practices of debordering and rebordering (2016-2018), National Sciences Center (expert)