The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) weekly lunch seminar will feature Professor Geneviève Zubrzycki as the guest speaker on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Zubrzycki will discuss "Quiet and Velvet Revolutions: The Impact of Political Transformations on Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec and Poland." PORDIR lunches are open to program fellows and invited faculty only.
Geneviève Zubrzycki is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies at the University of Michigan. Her book The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland (University of Chicago Press, 2006) received the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Book Award in the Sociology of Religion; the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies’ Orbis Book Prize, and the Polish Studies Association’s Kulczycki Best Book Award. A Polish translation is in Press (Nomos, 2014). Zubrzycki is currently completing a book on nationalism, religion, and secularism in Quebec and pursues her work on religion and symbolic boundary-making in Poland in another project on the on-going Jewish revival in Poland and non-Jewish Poles’ interest in all things Jewish.