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Zuzanna Augustyniak, Ph.D.

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e-mail: z.augustyniak@uw.edu.pl

 

Research areas

Gender and sexuality in Ethiopia, Ethiopian diaspora in Egypt

 

Academic degrees

2017, Ph.D. „The Evolution of marriage as an institution in the context of Ethiopian legal codes”, supervisor: prof. dr. hab. Stanisław Piłaszewicz.

2009, M.A. in African studies: „Political marriages in Ethiopia in 19th and 20th Century”, supervisor: dr hab.Hanna Rubinkowska Anioł.

2006, B.A. in Cross-cultural studies: „The symbol of the Serpent in African cultures”, supervisor: dr hab. Ewa Siwierska.

 

Academic work experience

2018 – present, assistant professor, Department of African Languages and Cultures,  UW.

2015 – 2018, assistant, Department of African Languages and Cultures,  UW.

 

Research projects

2020 – present – Archeo-Oriental Studies (POB IV: The Humanities: Crossing Borders, Extending Capabilities, Action I.3.10)

 

Scholarships and study visits

2019/2020 – Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology UW scholarship (Project: A self-portrait of Ethiopian man – questioning traditional model of Ethiopian masculinity and the experience of migration)

2018 – Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology UW scholarship (Project: Coptic sources of 16th Century Ethiopian legal code)

2013 – study visit in the Library of Congress (Washington DC.)

2012 – fieldwork in Ethiopia

2012 – study visit in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (STT LLP Erasmus)

2011 – study visit at Addis Ababa University

2010 – study visit in Asien-Afrika-Institut, Univrsitat Hamburg (STT LLP Erasmus)

 

Conference and seminar presentationsI

2021. A self-portrait of Ethiopian man – questioning traditional model of Ethiopian masculinity and the experience of migration, conference: 6th Congress of Polish Africanists, Warsaw.

2021. „Being good at being man” – construction of Ethiopian masculinity and the institution of yilunta, Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Cairo.

2020. Abyi Ahmed Ali – New Sun of Ethiopia. A portrait of a man and politician, Conference: “9th International Conference: New Horizons in Oriental Studies”, Warsaw.

2019. Ethiopian man – between Christianity and Islam, conference: Father, teologist, warrior – archetype of a man in Muslim culture, Warsaw.

2019. Kibre Negest and the legendary roots of Ethiopian civilization,conference: Colloque sur Études Éthiopiennes, Société d’Archéologie Copte, Cairo.

2018. Fǝtḥa nägäśt the first official Ethiopian code of laws and its relation toNomocanon of Ibn al-Asal, Société d’Archéologie Copte, Cairo.

2018. Marriages according to Ethiopian legal codes, Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Cairo.

2018. Fabula: Yawreoch Commedia by Tekle Hawariat Tekle Mariam and George Orwell’s Animal Farm – same topic, different approach, conference: The Oral and the Written Intertwined: Perspectives on African Cultures, Warsaw.

2018. Collectio æthiopica of the Library of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, conference: 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Mekelle.

2018. Institution of marriage based on Ethiopian legal codes, conference: 20thInternational Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Mekelle.

2017. Ethiopian marriages based on two legal codes, conference: “Africa Days 2017, Warsaw.

2017. Delegalisation of Ethiopian t’elefa marriage, conference: Women against domination and opression. Feminist perspective, Łódź.

2015. Laws concerning marriage in Ethiopia-theory and practice. Studies based on 19thand 20thcentury chronicles of Ethiopian rulers, conference: 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies”, Warsaw.

2012. The Source of „Fytha Negest”, first written Ethiopian legal code, conference: Young Scholars Conference „Asia and Africa: cultures-religions-languages”, Warsaw.

2011. From subjects to citizens – the evolution of Ethiopians according to legal codes, conference: The evolution of African societies and states, Kielce.

2010. Sex taboos in Ethiopia, conference: 4th Congress of Polish Africanists, Obra.

2009. Lij Iyasu’s marriages as a reflection of his internal policy, conference: Life and Times of Lij Iyasu: New Insights, Desie.

2009. The Rise and Fall of Bafena, emperor Menelik II consort, conference: 17th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa.

 

Teaching

Classes at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, UW: Cultures of the Horn of Africa; Everyday Life in Africa; Gender in Africa; African Societies and Cultures; Theatre in Africa, Africa in Theatre; Law in Ethiopia; Art of Africa; Social and Cultural Issues in Africa.

 

Membership in research associations

Polish Association of African Studies

 

Other research activities

2018-present, editorial secretary of the Przegląd Orientalistyczny journal

 

Administrative and other activities

2019 – 2021 – Secretary of the Admission Committee for Studies on Cultures and Religions at the Humanities’ Doctoral School.

2010 – present – Member Secretary of the Admission Committee for the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

2013 – 2014 – Member of the unit evaluating the Quality of Education.

2009 – 2013 – Member of the unit granting scholarships at the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

2010 – 2011; 2012 – 2013 – President of Council of Doctoral Students at the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Organising the I Scientific Conference for Doctoral Students and Young Scholars at the Faculty of Oriental Studies „Asia and Africa: Cultures – Religions – Languages” (26-27.04.2012; member of the Organisational Committee)

Organising the II Scientific Conference for Doctoral Students and Young Scholars „Otherness, Diversity, Tolerance in Cultures of Asia and Africa” (26-27.04.2013; member of the Organisational Committee)

Organising the II Scientific Conference for Doctoral Students and Young Scholars „Free time, Psycho-active Substances, Sexuality – around Everyday Practices in Asian and African Cultures” (19-20.05.2014; member of the Organisational Committee)