Elżbieta Matynia Lecture: Invitation to Performative Democracy

Elżbieta Matynia
is associate professor of sociology and politics at the New School for Social Research, New York. She graduated in Polish studies and sociology from the University of Warsaw. In Poland she is currently associated with the University of Lower Silesia. Founder and director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, she has undertaken many research and educational projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa. She has authored numerous articles and works about contemporary democratic culture, including the book Performative Democracy, published in America by Paradigm in the prestigious series Yale Cultural Sociology, and whose Polish edition will be presented at this year’s Alternativa.