Magda Szcześniak

Magda Szcześniak

Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw academia.edu

Born 1985. Assistant Professor at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, leader of the MA program in visual culture. Author of book "Normy widzialności. Tożsamość w czasach transformacji" [Norms of Visuality. Identity in Times of Transition, 2016] and co-author of the two-volume "Kultura wizualna w Polsce" [Visual Culture in Poland, 2017]. She is currently working on a book about the politics of representing upward and downward social mobility in socialist Poland. Recipient of the Fulbright Foundation Junior Advanced Research Grant (2010/11, University of Rochester, Graduate Program for Visual and Cultural Studies) and the Fulbright Foundation Senior Award (2019/20, Duke University, Institute for Critical Theory). She has also received stipends and grants from the National Science Center (Preludium grant, 2013-2015; Sonata grant, 2018-2021) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (stipend for outstanding young scholars, 2017-2020). In 2017, she won the prestigious award for young scholars granted by the "Polityka" weekly (Nagroda Naukowa Polityki). She has published articles in numerous academic journals, including „Journal of Visual Culture”, „Teksty Drugie”, „Dialog”, „Konteksty”, „Krytyka Polityczna”, „Kultura Współczesna”.