Agnieszka Jagodzińska

– Assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies since 2007. A graduate of the University of Wrocław, she also studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and University College London. From 2016 she has been a vice-director of the Department of Jewish Studies. In 2018, she was a Visiting Professor at the Chair of Polish History and Culture at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Her academic interests include various aspects of the cultural and religious borders of Polish-Jewish history in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in particular such subjects as the acculturation and integration of Polish Jews, universalism, conversion, and Christian missions to the Jews. Agnieszka Jagodzińska is also interested in translation studies, the historical Jewish press, and contemporary Israeli literature and cinema. She is currently researching advertisements in the Jewish press of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She also coordinates the work of the Hebrew translators within in the project “The Literary Canon of Memoirs by Polish Jews” funded by the NPRH.

In addition, Agnieszka Jagodzińska has worked on organizing numerous conferences on Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław, including: Jews in Silesia (2000); Hasidism in Poland (2004); Jews in the Society of the Commonwealth (2005); Haskalah in Transition (2006); Modern Jewish Culture (2008); Conversion and Jews (2009); Professor Jerzy Woronczak (1923-2003). Work, Inspiration, Continuation – along with the accompanying exhibition entitled “Professor Jerzy Woronczak (1923-2003). Life, Work, Inspirations” (2013); The Jewish Book in Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th  and 20th Centuries (2015).


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