Roma Sendyka

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Roma Sendyka works at the Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Polish Studies at Jagiellonian University. Head of the Research Center for Memory Cultures, member of Kolektyw Kuratorski [The Curatorial Collective]. Her academic interests include literary and cultural, and especially studies on visual culture and memory cultures. Author of: Nowoczesny esej. Studium historycznej świadomości gatunku [Modern Essay. A Study of Historical Awareness of the Genre] (2006), Od kultury ja do kultury siebie [From Culture of Me to Culture of Myself] (2015), co-editor of several volumes related to memory studies. Co-editor of the Nowa Humanistyka series (IBL PAN). Currently she is working on the theory of non-sites of memory and visual aspects of the Holocaust. In 2011, she was visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Scholarship holder of the Kościuszko Foundation, Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, ERSTE Stiftung (Vienna), and European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (NIOD, Amsterdam). Head of the research project: Awkward objects of genocide. Vernacular art on the Holocaust and ethnographic museums, developed within the project Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production (Horizon2020, Reflective Society, 2016-2019). Head of the research project Uncommemorated Genocide Sites and Their Impact on Collective Memory, Cultural Identity, Ethical Attitudes and Intercultural Relations in Contemporary Poland (Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Program for the Development of Humanities 2016, 2016-2019). Co-curator of the exhibition Widok zza bliska. Inne obrazy Zagłady [Terribly Close. Polish Vernacular Artists Face the Holocaust] (2018-2019). Since 2020, she has been the leader and co-manager (together with Magdalena Waligórska) of the project Polish Folk Art and the Holocaust: Perpetrator—Victim—Bystander Memory Transactions in the Polish German Context (DFG-NCN, Beethoven Classic). She is also PI in the Polish team in the project Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe. The Role of Museums in a Digital, Post-Truth European Society (CARMAH, Humboldt University of Berlin, run by Christoph Bareither). See: http://​www​.kulturypamieci​.polonistyka​.uj​.edu​.pl/​d​r​-​h​a​b​.​-​r​o​m​a​-​s​e​n​d​yka; http://​www​.widokzzabliska​.eu/;