dr Ruxandra Ana

Researcher, Department of Social Anthropology

Room: 2.38

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Ruxandra Ana is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Warsaw. Her current research project, funded by the Polish National Science Center, focuses on cultural heritage in relation to work practices, entrepreneurship and social change in Cuba. She is the recipient of a Writing fellowship from the Polish National Science Center (2019-2020) and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Ibero-American Institute in Berlin.

2021 – ‘Bailarín, bailador, callejero, inflador: ser/volverse profesional en la escena de baile cubana. Un enfoque etnográfico’ in: Bert Hoffmann (ed.), Políticas sociales y reforma institucional en la Cuba pos-COVID, Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 224-246,

2019 – ‘Laying off the carbs: body image and the ambivalence of sugar as heritage among Cuban dancers’, Revista del CESLA, 24, 53-73, DOI:

2018 – ‘A lo cubano’. Utowarowienie tańca i reprezentacje kubańskości w kontekście turystyki kulturowej’ [‘A lo cubano’. Commodification of dance and representations of Cubanness in the context of cultural tourism], LUD, 102, 445-470, DOI:

2018 – ‘Cuban private entrepreneurship – from periphery to key sector of the economy in tourism-oriented market socialism’ (co-author Oskar Lubiński), Regional Science Policy and Practice, 11(1), 467-477, DOI: 10.1111/rsp3.12154.

2018 – ‘Dance, Tourism and Idea(l)s of Cubanness’, in: The Routledge Handbook of Popular Culture and Tourism (eds. C. Lundberg and V. Ziakas). Oxford, New York: Routledge, 127-137.

2017 – ‘Rumba: Heritage, Tourism and the ‘Authentic’ Afro-Cuban Experience’, in: Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance. Anthropologies of Sound and Movement (eds. E. Chrysagis and P. Karampampas). Oxford, New York. Berghahn Books, 163-186.

Pomiędzy prekaryjnością a prestiżem. Praca migrantów w branży tanecznej w dobie kryzysu, Grantodawca: Narodowe Centrum Nauki, konkurs SONATINA 5, Nr rejestracyjny: 2021/40/C/HS3/00086