dr Jan Lorenz
Assistant Professor, Section of Social Anthropology
Phone: 61 829 13 81
- subjectivity and self-formation
- science, technology and society (artificial intelligence, robots and automatons),
- senses and materiality
- belonging and relatedness
- visual anthropology
2021, Tactics of Transformation: Self-formation and the Multiplicity of Authority in Polish Conversions to Judaism. In Rules and Ethics: Global perspectives from anthropology and history, edited by Morgan Clarke and Emily Corran, 169-189, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
2021, „The sound exists only in your own body”. Sensory approximation of visual and aural impairment in media art projects. Visual Anthropology 34(1).
2021, Being and Becoming. Polish Conversions to Judaism and the Dynamics of Affiliation. In Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Vol. 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750, edited by Ada Rapoport Albert and Marcin Wodziński, 425-437, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
2018, “Belief.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology, edited by John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199766567-0190
2016, Polish newcomers to Jewishness: A reflection in the wake of the revival. In Becoming Jewish: New Jews and Emerging Jewish Communities in a Globalized World, edited by Netanel Fisher and Tudor Parfitt, 167-184. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2016, Shades of closeness. Ontologies of belonging and becoming in a contemporary Jewish Community in Poland. In Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism edited by Maria Diemling and Larry Ray, 63–75, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
2015, Counting as one. Moral encounters and criteria of affinity in Polish Jewish congregation. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5(2): 51-81.
2011, Życie w miejscu śmierci. Muzeum/Obóz Stutthof w świetle doświadczenia I percepcji jego współczesnych mieszkańców. In Sztutowo czy Stutthof. Oswajanie krajobrazu kulturowego edited by Łukasz Banaszek and Magdalena Wosińska, 173–87, Sztutowo: Muzeum Stutthof w Sztutowie. [Life in a place of death. Museum/Camp Stutthof in the experience and perception of its contemporary inhabitants. In Sztutowo or Stutthof? The taming of the cultural landscape.]
2007, ‘Blizny od gwoździ. Haitański zombie jako idiom kulturowy i metafora traumy.’ Kultura i Społeczeństwo 51(4): 101–17. [The nail scars. Haitian zombie as a cultural idiom and the metaphor of trauma.]
2022 Robots and automatons in Buddhist and Shintoist religious practice in contemporary Japan, research project, Adam Mickiewicz University. 1.09.2022 – 31.03.2023
2017, A co-investigator in the “Visualising the Invisible: Using visual ethnography to explore extra-institutional activism of migrants and ethnic minorities” visual anthropology project funded by British Academy/Leverhulme (with Dr Piotr Goldstein (PI), University of Manchester)
2014, Becoming Oneself, Becoming Another: Conversion to Judaism in contemporary Poland. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester
2013, Informal Jewish education in Poland and creative practice with visual media, Centre for East European Language–Based Area Studies Research Internship (participatory video project and film workshop)
2008, “Relentless dybbuk. The loss, the memory and the revival of Jewish life in post-socialist Poland” Doctoral Fellowship
2022 ‘Active (citizen)’ – Can anyone be an activist?, multiscreen installation, in collaboration with Dr Piotr Goldstein (ZOiS Berlin)
2019 Active (citizen), 30 min, in collaboration with Dr Piotr Goldstein
Best Short Documentary, Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin 2021
Best Environmental Film, Jahorina Film Festival 2021
Special Prize, Green Montenegro International Film Festival 2021
2014 Passage, 45 min., Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
2009 Star, 25 min., Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester