Agnieszka Jagodzińska

– has been assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies since 2007. A graduate of the University of Wrocław, she also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University College London. She has been awarded many awards and scholarships, including a scholarship from the Brzezia Lanckoronski Foundation, a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scholars, the Fellowship of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry, Tel Aviv University, and a YIVO scholarship.

She is the author of the monograph Between Acculturation of Warsaw Jews in the Second Half of the 19th Century, awarded by the National Center for Culture in a competition for the best doctoral thesis in 2007. The book was also awarded a special prize at the 13th Poznań Academic Book Days in 2009.

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, Christian mission to the Jews. She is also interested in the Jewish press, the history of the “lesser known diasporas” (Jewish communities in Asia and Africa), and contemporary Israeli literature and cinema.

In addition, Jagodzińska has worked on organizing numerous conferences on Jewish topics 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); Prof. Jerzy Woronczak (1923-2003) Work, Inspiration, Continuation along with the accompanying exhibition entitled “Professor Jerzy Woronczak (1923-2003). Life, Work, Inspirations” (2013) as well as The Jewish Book in Central and Eastern Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2015).


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