– 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. She is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including a prestigious Chevening scholarship funded by the government of Great Britain (2006-2007), a special prize at the 13th Poznań Academic Book Days, and an academic award from the Rector of the University of Wrocław for her monograph on the acculturation of the Jews in Warsaw, Pomiędzy (both in 2009), a scholarship from de Brzezie Lanckorńoski Foundation (2009), a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scholars (2010-2012), the Fellowship of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry at Tel Aviv University (2014-2015), a YIVO scholarship (2016), an academic award from the Rector of the University of Wrocław for the book “Duszozbawcy”? (2018). In 2018 she was a Visitng 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).