Katarzyna Liszka

– (PhD Wrocław) is assistant Professor at the Taube Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław. As a student at the University of Wrocław she divided her academic interests between culture studies, philosophy, and Jewish Studies. Her primary scholarly focus comprises the issues of Holocaust and modern philosophy, including Jewish philosophy. She has conducted research on the issues regarding the Holocaust seen from the perspective of Jewish philosophy and theology.

She received a grant from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (FU Berlin) for a research project entitled “Responses to the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Jewish and Non-Jewish Thought in American Culture”. She has participated in the work of international research teams in projects such as: “Dialogue and Critical Community. Towards a Non-Consensual Democracy” (2012-2014), “Practicing Pragmatist Aesthetics: Art, Politics, Society” (2012-2013).

Since 2008 she has taught at, among others, the Institute for Culture Studies of the of Wrocław, the Lower Silesian Higher School of Economics, the School of Social Psychology and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She is a co-founder and member of the Association of Education and Civic Initiatives “Chiazm,” for which she has organized meetings, seminars, and conferences devoted, among others, to the issues of the Holocaust. She is the author of numerous articles, translations, and co-editor of four books, including: Beauty, Responsibility, and Power (2014) and Między rozumieniem a porozumieniem (Between Understanding and Agreement, 2015). She teaches courses on the Shoah, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Ethnography as well as on Ethics and Cultural Anthropology. In 2016 Liszka published the monograph Etyka i pamięć o Zagładzie (Ethics and the Shoah Memory).


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