The Roma and the Holocaust: Imagining Community through the Remembrance of Trauma

Identity Formation in the Aftermath
of Violence

co-sponsored by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights
Studies (MIGS)

Dr. Slawomir Kapralski (Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland)

Wednesday, September 24 2008, 5:30pm, Room EV 3.309

Dr. Slawomir Kapralski studied sociology and philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where he received his MA and Ph.D. For thirteen years he has been associated with the Central European University where he has been lecturing in its three campuses: Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Chicago, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Social Science Research Center Berlin, and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. At present he is a Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Social Studies/Graduate School for Social Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Since the end of 1980s he has been involved in various research activities and educational initiatives in the field of Polish-Jewish relations and among Roma communities of East/Central Europe. His research interests focus on nationalism, ethnicity and identity, collective memory, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, and the Roma and Sinti in Europe. He is a member of the Gypsy Lore Society and of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence