a Joint-Master’s Program CREOLE

Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes

Master’s Program in Anthropology

Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes

a Joint-Master’s Program CREOLE

at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Adam
Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Applications deadline August 30, 2017

In March 2017, the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU) became a part the CREOLE Network
on „Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes” within which a
new Master’s
Program in Anthropology in English was launched. The Master’s Program has a
strong focus on changes and challenges that take place in Central and
Eastern Europe but is also open to other issues of contemporary societies
around the world. Participation in the CREOLE network makes it possible for
our MA students to take part in an exchange between Institutes and
Departments of Anthropology in Europe and spend up to two semesters in
places, such as Maynooth, Ireland; Vienna, Austria; Lyon, France;
Stockholm, Sweden; Bern, Switzerland; Ljubljana, Slovenia, Barcelona, Spain.

The Master’s Program in Anthropology, being focused on changes taking place
in formerly socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, will be of
particular interest to postgraduates with such regional interests. Our
postgraduate students will learn how to independently conduct ethnographic
research, critically reflect on the pending issues of our time and
intervene in them through academic research and public engagement. We will
give our students an opportunity to develop their research skills and
extend the range of the methods at their disposal, by offering also
advanced training in visual media.

In the Master’s Program you will:


Gain an understanding of anthropological approaches to urgent societal
changes in CEE and beyond,

Learn ethnographic research methods and anthropological theories
applicable to the study of international migration, populism, medicine,
economic growth, environment, and energy,

Develop problem-solving skills and ability to provide policy and program

Study anthropology abroad in one of the CREOLE network institutions.

The Master’s Program in Anthropology is research oriented. The program
offers an opportunity to conduct ethnographic research in Poland and other
countries, especially in the CEE region. The program will prepare students
for doctoral studies as well as careers in public policy, civil society and
community organizing, journalism and visual media, public administration,
social work, and education. Getting a master’s degree in Anthropology will
equip students with data and practical skills to deal with the challenges
and to embrace the opportunities of todays’ changing societies.



Application for the new Master’s program will be accepted between March
1 and August 30, 2017.

The application process has two stages. Prospective applicants should
send a CV, cover letter outlining research interests (up to 800 words), and
a certificate of English language skills by email to Dr. Aleksandra Lis – AND Dr. Małgorzata Kowalska Short-listed candidates will be
informed how to register and submit a formal application through the AMU

If you are interested in the program or have any questions, please send
an email to or



Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz
University in Poznań

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Wien

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de

Department of Social Anthropology, Université Lumière Lyon 2

Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Univerza v Ljubljani

Institute of Social Anthropology, Universität Bern

Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholms universitet

Contact Info

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