Aneta Ostaszewska

Aneta Ostaszewska
University of Warsaw | UW · Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialisation

Professor
Research on women's biographies & (in)equality politics. Academic teaching on gender sensitive and qualitative research.

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Introduction
Dr. habil., Professor at the University of Warsaw. Director of the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (http://cbpk.uw.edu.pl). I work at the intersection of social sciences and cultural studies. My research is concerned with auto/biography, women's empowerment and also the politics of (in)equality. I am interested in contemporary cultural and social phenomena, with particular emphasis on women's and gender issues.
Additional affiliations
October 2010 - present
University of Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
December 2002 - April 2006
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • Sociology

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Publications (35)
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The aim of this book is to investigate how traits of a mythical hero are manifested in modern culture and, to be more precise, in social beliefs about Michael Jackson. These beliefs are traces leading to complex levels of understanding the phenomenon of pop culture and its taboo. Pop culture makes up its own mythologies and creates its own heroes,...
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This essay is situated within the broad area of autoethnography, particularly referring to the idea of 'writing about writing', which is grounded in the reflection of the process of writing and the contexts in which that writing occur. The author employs a personal narrative to reflect on the situation that she had found herself in during the Covid...
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Niniejszy artykuł jest próbą refleksji nad metodologicznymi wyzwaniami, jakie pojawiły się w czasie pandemii Covid-19 podczas realizacji jakościowej części projektu badawczego poświęconego feminizacji pandemii. W ramach badań prowadziłyśmy indywidualne wywiady online z kobietami pracującymi na uczelni wyższej. W niniejszym tekście bazując na doświa...
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This article aims to contribute to debate about the reflection on biographical experiences, in particular, the relationship between daughter and father. In this article I discuss my research project devoted to young adult women and their perceptions of their relationships with their fathers. I analyze autobiographical essays of female students. The...
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Raport jest podsumowaniem badań, jakie zostały zrealizowane w okresie wrzesień 2021 - sierpień 2022 na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim w partnerstwie z Uniwersytetem Mediolańskim (Grant Interwencyjny NAWA). Projekt był reakcją na doświadczenia i wyzwania wynikające z pandemii, z jakimi mierzą się kobiety pracujące na uczelniach wyższych szczególnie w kon...
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Prezentowana publikacja jest podsumowaniem projektu „Women at universities and the Covid-19 pandemic. Comparative research on women’s work”. Projekt był realizowany na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim w partnerstwie z Uniwersytetem Mediolańskim od września 2021 do sierpnia 2022 r. Badanie opiera się na celowym doborze próby. Wpisuje się w dość ponury i pe...
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The presented publication is a summary of the project "Women at universities and the Covid-19 pandemic. Comparative research on women's work". The project was carried out at the University of Warsaw in partnership with the University of Milan from Septem-ber 2021 to August 2022. The research study is based on purposive sampling. It fits into a rath...
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The aim of the essay is to discuss an intergenerational transmission of family history and its impact on the process of becoming a Black woman in a racist society. The example chosen for analysis is the autobiography of bell hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996), which is a story about girlhood. (B)ell hooks is a pen name of Gloria Jean Wa...
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Rozmowa o bell hooks, AfroAmerykańskiej intelektualistce, pedagożce, feministce, pisarce i aktywistce społecznej, zmarłej 15 grudnia 2021.
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This chapter is to understand the notion of hope referring to Paulo Freire (1998, 2004) and Henry Giroux (1997, 2002). Following them, I assume that hope has a practical or even political dimension – it is the opportunity to meet and implement the desired change. That “desirable change” could be a social transformation that leads, among others, to...
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The aim of this article is to present women’s alternative autobiographical practices on the example of Audre Lorde’s “Zami. A New Spelling of My Name”. The book, published in 1982, is one of the first non-canonical autobiographical writings by women. The author intentionally gives her autobiographical story a form that goes beyond the autobiography...
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PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS AND A PROJECT SUMMARY Between October 2020 and February 2021, as part of the 4EU + Alliance, preliminary studies were carried out at three European universities: Heidelberg University, the University of Milan and the University of Warsaw. The project was developed as the result of the coronavirus pandemic observation. The...
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The aim of the paper is to reflect on bell hooks' autobiographies in the context of women's process of self-empowerment. Following the principle of the humanistic coefficient (Znaniecki) and recognizing autobiography as a significant source in social research (Thomas, Znaniecki), my focus is to understand, explain and interpret the process of shapi...
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The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the attitudes of students in Poland towards feminism. The recent events in Poland related to the situation of women have been the direct motive to conduct this research. During 2016-2018 mass women's protests (black protests) took place all over the country. Women protested against political attempts to ba...
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30 years have passed since the events of 1989 that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. In the paper the themes of social memory of political transformation in Poland in 1989 are discussed. The content of online statements collected from popular Polish news portals are analysed. When asking the question what events and ex...
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30 years have passed since the events of 1989 that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. In the paper the themes of social memory of political transformation in Poland in 1989 are discussed. The content of online statements collected from popular Polish news portals are analysed. When asking the question what events and ex...
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Analiza dla: Heinrich Böll Stiftung Warszawa. Feministyczna polityka zagraniczna-kobiety w polityce, feminizm w polityce. Obecność kobiet w polityce nie jest nowym zjawiskiem-coraz więcej kobiet piastuje wysokie stanowiska polityczne-jednak feministyczna perspektywa polityki, w tym polityki zagranicznej, to nadal termin kontrowersyjny lub przynajmn...
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bell hooks Это книга, написанная как размышление над биографической работой и женской субъективностью, опираясь на анализ автобиографических текстов bell hooks, американской интеллектуалки и феминистки. Эта биография не является типичным случаем в статистическом смысле, наоборот, это довольно таки не типичный случай, это биография чернокожей женщин...
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本书基于对美国知识分子和女权主义者贝尔·胡克斯(Bell Hooks)自传作品的分析,是对该传记和女性主体性的反思。这本传记不是统计意义上的典型案例,相反,它是一个非典型的特例,这是一位经历美国二十世纪60年代和70年代种族隔离的黑人女性的传记。同时,它是一本融入了社会公认的生活事业模式 - 通过教育途径改变社会阶层的传记。在我的反思中,我着重指出构成自传故事的构成要素,侧重于个人的经历:生活、回忆和存储于记忆中,最后达到自我形象的变革。
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Referring to the German tradition and contemporary pedagogical concepts (including P. Freire’s pedagogy of oppressed), social pedagogy is a field of practice and the academic discipline concerned with addressing social inequality and facilitating social change by the processes of education and learning, social inclusion etc., both at an individual...
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On 11 November 1918 the agreement between the Entente and the German Empire, which ended the First World War, was signed. For Poland it was a breakthrough moment – after 123 years of partitioning, Poland regained its independence. However, the First World War changed not only the political map of Europe; it also influenced the legal, social and pro...
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The basis for writing this book was the need to update and deepen the knowledge about key pedagogical concepts, development and subjectivity. It reflects upon the autobiography of bell hooks, African American intellectual, pedagogue and feminist. Her biography is the story of a Black woman, whose experiences have been shaped by segregation and raci...
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The aim of the article is to answer two questions: – what is feminist social work, and – what is the influence of feminism on the theory and practice of social work? The first part of the article is focused on the history of social work (in terms of women's contribution to the development of this discipline) and feminism (including various trends o...
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ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA: Providing an in-depth look at the lives of women and girls in approximately 150 countries, this multivolume reference set offers readers transnational and postcolonial analysis of the many issues that are critical to the survival and success of women and girls. For millennia, women around the world have shouldered the resp...
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Nikt wcześniej ani nikt później nie zwrócił uwagi w sposób, jak uczyniła to Virginia Woolf, na znaczenie własnego pokoju, czyli przestrzeni osobistej kobiety, miejsca pracy twórczej. W ujęciu Woolf własny pokój jest równie ważny jak sama praca twórcza. Własna przestrzeń, przestrzeń fizyczna, stanowi bowiem warunek pracy twórczej: symbolizuje swobod...
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Presented articles in this issue of “Papers of Social Pedagogy” are devoted to women's rights, gender equality and subjectivity. The issue is related to the anniversary of the announcement of women's electoral rights in Poland. This anniversary is the main motive for a discussion on women’s roles in a global society today. Presented articles are th...
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Kobiece praktyki autobiografistyczne na przykładzie wybranych esejów bell hooks. Perspektywa pedagogiki feministycznej Celem niniejszego artykułu jest analiza wybranych esejów autobiograficznych bell hooks, ze-branych w zbiorze pt. Talking Back. Thinking Feminist. Thinking Black (1989) pod kątem kobiecych praktyk autobiograficznych. Interesuje mnie...
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U podstaw napisania tej książki leżała potrzeba aktualizacji i pogłębienia wiedzy na temat kluczowych pojęć pedagogicznych, rozwoju i podmiotowości. Obszarem refleksji uczyniłam autobiografię bell hooks, afro-amerykańskiej intelektualistki, pedagożki i feministki. Jej biografia to historia Czarnej kobiety, której doświadczenia zostały ukształtowane...
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In this article I propose a thesis that women’s rights are not something that when once gained remains forever. Women’s rights require a continuous struggle, a fight that is fought still anew. An example of this thesis is the nationwide women’s strike in Poland called Black Protests. It was held to protest against the government policy that disfavo...
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This article is the overall review of photovoice, the strategy of participatory action research that relies on potential of photography. Therefore, the history, inspirations and application examples are discussed. The notion of the article is the argument that photovoice is a valuable method that could be applied in social work, which is focused on...
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In 2015 almost one million refugees and migrants came to Europe including single women. More and more women make their journey to Europe. The assessment team of UNHCR also observed a high number of pregnant migrant women, including in advanced stages of pregnancy . Refugees have mainly fled from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan but there also a number o...
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„Czarne protesty” to określenie protestów kobiet w Polsce, które od października 2016 roku organizowane są w całym kraju na znak sprzeciwu wobec antykobiecej polityki rządu i próby zaostrzenia prawa aborcyjnego. 3 października 2016 roku przeciwko zaostrzeniu prawa aborcyjnego w Polsce protestowały kobiety (i mężczyźni) nie tylko w Warszawie, Krakow...
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Lektura tekstów zebranych w tym zbiorze pokazuje przede wszystkim ogromny potencjał, edukacyjny oraz socjalizacyjny, fenomenów kultury popularnej. Ich rozpoznanie, a następnie badanie, nie jest sprawą łatwą. Dotyczy bowiem, zarówno treści, jak i kontekstów pozatreściowych, podlegających nieustannym zmianom, wynikającym z charakteru współczesności....
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The Chapter in the book: Scientific Biographies: Between the 'Professional' and 'Non-Professional' Dimensions of Humanistic Experiences. Marcin Kafar(ed.) Jagiellonian University Press: Krakow. 2014: 179-196

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