Sylwia Wodzińska

HIA Program:

Poland Poland 2014


Sylwia is a recent graduate from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics. Over the course of her studies, she investigated the formation of transnational identity and its relationship with language(s) and culture(s). Awarded with various grants, Sylwia has been travelling uninterruptedly for the last five years through Europe and Asia, carrying on different research projects, all concerning the self-excluded (social enclaves), limits of freedom, social movements, non-standard ways of living, and forced migrations. She volunteered at a refugee camp in the West Bank, lived in bohemian communities in Israel, worked in a circus in Austria, and observed the life of a polyamorous family. Currently, she is working in a hostel in Lisbon, researching multiculturalism in the Mouraria district (in cooperation with CES Nova). She is planning to commit herself soon to PhD research scrutinizing the third generation Israelis' migration to Berlin and Goa.