Head of the Polish Research Team
Michal Buchowski is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Poznań and of Comparative Central European Studies at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder. He also lectured as a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University and Columbia University. His scientific interest is in anthropological theories and in Central European postsocialist cultural and social transformations. He has published several articles in reviewed journals and edited volumes as well as books, among them in English Reluctant Capitalists (1997), The Rational Other (1997), Rethinking Transformation (2001), and To Understand the Other (2004 – in Polish). He is also the co-editor of Poland Beyond Communism (2001) and The Making of the Other in Central Europe (2001). Currently he serves as a Head of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in Poznań and President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.