Mateusz Laszczkowski

Mateusz Laszczkowski is a political anthropologist working on the anthropology of the state, affect, activism and infrastructure. He has extensive fieldwork experience in Central Asia (Kazakhstan) and Europe (Northern Italy) and is currently employed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Warsaw in Poland.

Mateusz Laszczkowski received his doctorate in Social Anthropology from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). In 2007-2012, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, before joining the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University in Warsaw in 2013. He is the author of 'City of the Future': Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana (Berghahn Books, 2016) as well as articles in journals including the Journal of the Royal Anthropological InstituteSocial AnalysisCity & Society and Focaal. He is also the co-editor (with Madeleine Reeves) of Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions (Berghahn Books 2017). His recent work on infrastructural conflict and the No TAV movement in Italy is illustrated by the documentary film The Site: Building Resistance. In 2018 Mateusz Laszczkowski joined the Editorial Board of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology.

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