About Dr. Galbraith
Marysia Galbraith is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in national and ethnic identity, East and Central Europe, and globalization. Her fieldwork has been primarily in Poland. Her 20-year longitudinal study of Poles’ experiences of national identity, democratization, and EU integration culminated in her book Being and Becoming European in Poland: European Integration and Self-Identity. She has also investigated the walking pilgrimage to Częstochowa, gifts and favors, work-life balance, conceptions of "a normal life," instrumental engagements with the European Union, and cultural heritage and EU subsidies. In addition, she has explored the impact of globalization on folk craft, with a specific focus on women potters of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. Her most recent work examines Jewish heritage in Poland. Dr. Galbraith holds a joint appointment in the Anthropology Department and New College. In addition, she is a potter, and has exhibited her work in a number of galleries and national and regional shows.