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Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

Scientific activity


  • Habilitation, University of Warsaw (2017): Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
  • PhD, University of Warsaw (2000–2004): Institute of Sociology
  • MA, University of Warsaw (1995–2000): Institute of Sociology

Academic positions

  • Assistant professor (1.10.2005–) University of Warsaw, Faculty of Sociology (previously: Institute of Sociology)
  • Director of the Social Memory Laboratory (1.10.2017–30.09.2020) University of Warsaw
  • Vice-Director of the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (MISH) (1.01.2014–30.09.2020) University of Warsaw

Scientific interests

Ethnic minority groups and theirs activities focused on cultural surviving, contemporary evelopments in ethnic and national identity, social relations with the territory and place, as well as issues of social memory and tradition and intergenerational transmission of them.


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Selected publications
  • Bossak-Herbst, Barbara, Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. ‘A woman has a problem of the type that she is a woman’: Feminisation in horse racing in Poland, “International Review for the Sociology of Sport”, 2021, DOI: 10.1177/10126902211004063, pp.1-19.
  • Wylegała, Anna, Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata.(eds.). The Burden of the Past. History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine, 2020, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ISBN 978-0-253-04670-3, pp. 320.
  • Bogumił, Zuzanna, Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Milieux de mémoire in Late Modernity. Local Communities, Religion and Historical Politics, 2019, Berlin, Warszawa: Peter Lang DOI: 3726/b15596.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Gender-Structured Transmission of Post-displacement Memory in Contemporary Poland, w: Women’s Narratives and the Postmemory of Displacement in Central and Eastern Europe, Simona Mitroiu (ed.), 2018, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 199-219.
  • Bossak-Herbst, Barbara, Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. ‘An Oasis of Freedom’ in Communist Poland: The Horse Racetrack in Warsaw in the Memory of its Regular Visitors, „Memory Studies”, 2018, DOI 1177/1750698018790100, pp. 1-19.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Memory in Post-communist Europe: Controversies over Identity, Conflicts and Nostalgia, “East European Politics and Society and Culture”, 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0888325418757891, pp. 1-12.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Transmisja pamięci. Działacze „sfery pamięci” i przekaz o Kresach Wschodnich we współczesnej Polsce, 2016, Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, str. 303.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. The authenticity of culture as a problem of everyday life. Actions aimed at the revival of Western Buryat culture, „Etnografia Polska”, 2015(2016), t. LIX, str. 155-173.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Memory of Lost Local Homelands: Social Transmission of Memory of the Former Polish Eastern Borderlands in Contemporary Poland, in: Life Writing and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe, Simona Mitroiu (ed.), 2015, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 164-182.
  • Głowacka-Grajper, Małgorzata. Memory and Identity: Memory Conflicts in Polish-Ukrainian and Polish-Russian Relations in the Opinion of Polish Society, in: Politics of Histories and Memories and Conflicts in Central and East European Countries and Russia, Nobuya Hashimoto (ed.), 2015, Nishinomiya: Kwansei Gakuin University, pp. 55-80.


Projects in progress
Completed projects
  • 2019-2022 HERA: en/counter/points: (re)negotiating belonging through culture and contact in public space and place, grant no.: HERA 1.157 Investigator (Leader of the project: Susannah Eckersley, Newcastle University)
  • 2019-2022 H2020 MSCA RISE: DisTerrMem: Memory Across Borders: Dealing with the Legacy of Disputed Territories, project in the framework of H2020-EU.1.3.3 – Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge, grant no.: 823803, Leader of Research Group 6 “Regional organisations” (Leader of the project: Sophie Whiting,
    University of Bath)
  • 2018-2022 H2020: European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities — ECHOES, grant UE – Horizon 2020, grant no.: 770248 — ECHOES — H2020-SC6-ENGGLOBALLY 2016-2017/H2020-SC6-ENGGLOBALLY-2017 Investigator (Leader of the project: John Oldfield, University of Hull)
  • 2017-2019: Interdisciplinary Research on the Function of National Histories and Collective Memories for the Democracy in the Globalized Society, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, (Investigator, Leader of the project: prof. Nobuya Hashimoto, Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • 2013-2018: Milieux de mémoire w Europie Środowo-Wschodniej – przykład Polski (Milieux de mémoire in East-Central Europe – the example of Poland), grant NCN nr 2013/09/D/HS6/02630 (Principal investigator (Leader of the project: Z. Bogumił).
  • 2010-2012: Buriaci Zachodni – między ‘polityką odradzania kultur’ a asymilacją, MNiSW/NCN N N116 300038, (Leader of the project).