Curriculum Vitae

Department of History
Adam Mickiewicz University
ul. Umultowska 89d,
61-809 Poznan, POLAND
tel.: +48 61 829 1509
Department of Anthropology
Main Quad, bldg 50
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2034
(Spring term only)


comparative theory of the humanities and social sciences ● theory and history of historiography ● methodologies of the past ● postanthropocentic and non-European approaches to the past ● ecocide and genocide studies ● dead body studies ● posthumanities ● ecological humanities


1995 – Ph.D.: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). Dissertation topic: Historiography in the Light of Narrative and the Postmodern Turn in the Humanities. Promotor: Jerzy Topolski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan); reviewers: Franklin R. Ankersmit (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Holland) and Hans Kellner (Texas University at Arlington, USA)

2007 – habilitation: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland). Process based on the acedemic achievements and the book: Historie niekonwencjonalne. Refleksja o przeszlosci w nowej humanistyce [Unconventional Histories. Reflections on the Past in the New Humanities]. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Poznanskie, 2006, pp. 323.


December 2, 2016 – professor of human sciences (full professor), Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland)

February 1, 2010 – Adam Mickiewicz University Professor in Theory and History of Historiography

June 18, 2007 – associate professor in Theory and History of Historiography, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland)

since 2002 (Spring Term) – visiting assistant professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University (USA) and since March 2008 visiting associate professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University


2012-2014 – Foundation for Polish Science, “Master” Program. Project: “Rescue History” (grant holder)

2013-2016 – National Science Center, OPUS-6. Project: “Necros: Introduction to an Ontology of the Dead Body” (grant holder)

2016-2017 – research fellow of international grant: “After Discourse: Things, Archaeology and Heritage in the 21th Century” (Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters)


2000-2001 – Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship. Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, USA. Adviser: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

1999-2002 – Civic Education Project Fellow

1998 – Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University (Ithaca)

1997 – Fellow scholar at the Center of Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz

1995-1996 – Fulbright’s Junior Grant. University of California at Berkeley. Post-doctoral studies. Adviser: Hayden White

1992-1993 – Doctoral studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands). Adviser: Franklin R. Ankersmit. (The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), Faculty of Arts, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)


  • 2013 – nominated for the “European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities”
  • 2013 – nominated for the Jan Dlugosz book prize for the book: Historia egzystencjalna / Existential History
  • 4 prizes of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan for research achievements (1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2013)


2014-2016 – member of the Council of National Programme for the Development of Humanities (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland)

2015 – President of the „International Commission of Theory and History of Historiography” (ICHTH / CISH)

2015 – member of the Committee of the Cultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences

2016 – expert of the Committee of Historical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2008 – member of the international foundation “Imitatio. Integrating the Human Sciences”

editorial boards

  • since 2002 – member of the editorial board  “Storia della Soriografia” (Italy)
  • since 2004 – academic advisor of the journal „Frontiers of Historiography” (China)
  • since 2005 – member of the editorial board of the journal „Ейдос. Альманах теорії та історії історичної науки” (Ukraine)
  • since 2007 – academic advisor of the „Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroad” (Indie)
  • since 2008  – member of the editorial board of the journal “Historyka” (Poland)
  • since 2009 – co-operative of the online journal „Postcolonial Europe” (Sweden)
  • since 2011 – member of the editorial board of the journal “Porównania”/Comparisons (Poland)
  • since 2012 – member of the editorial board of the journal „Teksty Drugie”/Second Texts (Poland
  • since 2012 – member of the scientific board of the journal „História da Historiografia” (Brasil)
  • since 2012 – member of the editorial board of the journal „Journal of History & Thought” (China)
  • since 2013 – member of the editorial board of the journal „Forum Historiae” (Czech Republic)
  • since 2013 – member of the scientific board of the journal „Białostockie Studia Literaturoznawcze” (Poland)
  • since 2014 – member of the scientific board of the journal „Journal of Contemporary Archaeology” (England)
  • since 2015 – member of the scientific board of the journal “Narracje o Zagładzie” (Poland)
  • since 2016 – member  of the Advisory Board of the journal “Norwegian Archaeological Review” (Norway)

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