NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

Roma Sendyka

Roma Sendyka (Poland), Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University Kraków, “Understanding Non-Sites of Memory (Non-Lieux de Mémoire)”.

Roma Sendyka, an Assistant Professor at the Center for Anthropology of Literature and Culture Studies in the Polish Studies Department at the Jagiellonian University, received her doctorate in Polish Studies from the Jagiellonian University in 2004. In 2006, she published a book The Modern Essay (2006).

She was visiting professor at the University of Chicago (2011 - Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Program), a recipient of the Kosciuszko Foundation Grant (2011), and she was awarded in the Patterns Program (Erste Stiftung, Vienna, 2010-12) for the project "(In)visible Loss. The Holocaust and the Everyday Visual Experience in Contemporary Poland and Central Europe".

Her work combines elements drawn from three major disciplines: Literature, Anthropology, and Visual Studies. She is currently focusing on memorialization practices. She works on a project on Non-Sites of Memory of genocide in Central and Eastern Europe.