Dr
Anna
Witeska-Młynarczyk

Area of interest

medical anthropology, childhood studies, transcultural psychiatry, child and youth psychiatry, mindfulness, memory studies, visual anthropology, anthropology of space

Biography

I am a lecturer at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Currently, I hold a three-years post-doc position at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Warsaw University. 

I received a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University College London in 2010, under supervision od Dr Michael Stewart and Dr Alex Pillen. I did an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. 

 

Research projects

Currently, I run an ethnorgaphic project titled Living with ADHD in contemporary Poland: an ethnography of a psychiatric disorder using childhood studies methodology. I am a part of an interdisciplinary team focused on exploring various dimensions of childhood in Poland. The research is founded by the National Science Centre in Poland in a FUGA scheme (2015/16/S/HS3/00150).

My earlier project focused on the processes and regimes of memory of communism in Poland. the research was conducted at the University College London as a PhD and was kindly supported by the UCL Graduate School, the Wenner Gren Fundation and the Visegrad Fund. The ethnography was published with PeterLang and is titled Evoking Polish Memory: State, Self and the Communist Past in Transition.   

Contact

anna.witeska@gmail.com