Michal Buchowski

Professor Michal Buchowski (Poland) is Professor of Ethnology, Head of Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland), as well as Chair of Comparative Central European Studies, European University-Viadrina in Frankfurt (Germany). His research focuses mainly on the anthropology of post-socialist societies, migration, multiculturalism, tolerance and diversity. The area of his interest is prevalently Central Europe seen, however, from the broader perspective of wider cultural processes pertaining to anthropological debates on the construction of the ‘Other’, which go beyond Central European realities and are informed by postcolonial theory. He is well linked to the global social scientific networks, and taught as Visiting Professor at the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin; Warsaw University; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and Columbia University, New York as well as participating in numerous fellowship programs in Europe and beyond. He also participated in 6th EU Framework Program (Kinship and Social Security). The work of professor Buchowski has received several awards, including the Bronze Cross of Merit awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland. In addition, Prof. Buchowski is Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (UK). The expertise and experience of Professor Buchowski in researching topics similar to those addressed by CHIEF will benefit the CHIEF’s research considerably.