Alexandra Kowalski

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(36-1) 327 3000 /2603

Alexandra Kowalski is Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. She also teaches in the Cultural Heritage Program. She holds a PhD and an MA in Sociology (New York University), and an MA in Epistemology of the Social Sciences (Sorbonne-Paris-IV). She was recently a Fung Fellow at the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. She also held a Florence Gould Fellowship from the Council for European Studies and a visiting fellowship at the Institute for Public Knowledge of NYU.

Her research focuses on the modern history of cultural policy and politics. She's especially interested in the dynamics that explain the emergence and transformation of the heritage field in Europe, the US, and globally. She published work on UNESCO's World Heritage list, on French patrimoine policy, on Hungary' holocaust memory, and on the role of international relations in heritage policy formation in the 19th Century. She has also worked and published on everyday culture, sexuality, critical social theory, TV and nationalism. 

Alexandra's courses at CEU include: State Theory; State, knowledge, experts; Cultural Goods: History, Institutions, Practices; Cultural Policy; Heritage Policy; Memory and Heritage; Contemporary Social Theory; Macrosociology; and Classical Sociological Theory.


Ph.D. Sociology, New York University
M.A. Sociology, New York University
M.A. Epistemology of Social Science, La Sorbonne-Paris IV

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