Agnieszka Halemba

Agnieszka Halemba (PhD 2002 University of Cambridge; Habilitation 2016 University of Warsaw) is a social anthropologist working at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw and specialising in anthropology of religion. Her first book (The Telengits of Southern Siberia: Landscape, Religion and Knowledge in Motion, Routledge 2006) concerns transformations of land, worship and shamanism in Southern Siberia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her second monograph (Negotiating Marian Apparitions. Politics of Religion in Transcarpathian Ukraine, CEU Press, 2015) deals with startegies of religious organizations in contemporary Ukraine, who aim at managing
and accomodating religious experiences of the believers. She conducted field research at and around Dzhublyk between 2006 and 2011. At present she conducts research in Eastern Germany, looking at ways in which religious organisations, rituals and artefacts are still present in lives of local inhabitants, especially in the context of heritagtization of religious buildings and inmigration of Poles (including many Catholics) into the immediate border regions (Vorpommern and Brandenburg).