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Prof. dr hab. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

Contact e-mail hab. Jolanta Ambrosewicz, prof. UJ


Professor of cultural and religious studies at the Jagiellonian University, teaches at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University (JU). Between 2008 and 2016 was the Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the JU. She was a Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation (2018/2019) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, 2011/2012 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and previously a Pew Fellow at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, a visiting fellow at Oxford University and,Cambridge University, and a DAAD fellow at the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference.

Professional activities

In the years 2018-2019 was a Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation in Berkeley, CA.

In the years 2011-2012 was Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Conducted research at the following universities: Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge and as member of the projects organised by DAAD, The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ), The International Remembrance Holocaust Alliance (IHRA) and The British Council. Member of the Academic Board of The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute.

Selected publications

  • J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Islands of Memory: The Landscape of the (Non)Memory of the Holocaust in Polish Education from 1989 to 2015, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2020, p. 488
  • J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, ME US THEM: Ethnic Prejudices Among Youth and Alternative Methods of Education. The Case of Poland, Cracow, 2003.
  • J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs (ed.), The Holocaust. Voices of Scholars, Cracow 2009.
  • M. Eckmann, D. Stevick and J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs (eds), International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust. A Dialogue Beyond Borders, IHRA series, vol. 3, Metropol, Berlin 2017.
  • J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Remembrance and education about the Holocaust and Gulag crimes at selected museums and memorial sites in the context of learning from the past and human rights education ACTA UNIVERSITATIS WRATISLAVIENSIS No 3866, Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem 40, nr 3, Wrocław 2018, 65-85. DOI: 10.19195/2300-7249.40.3.7 
  • J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, The Challenges of New Work in History and Education about the Holocaust in Poland. In: New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands. Edited by Antony Polonsky, Hanna Węgrzynek and Andrzej Żbikowski, Series:Jews of Poland, Warsaw 2018, 160-172.
  • Mikołaj Winiewski, Marta Beneda, Jolanta Ambrosewicz- Jacobs, and Marta Witkowska WHO WAS THE VICTIM AND WHO WAS THE SAVIOUR? The Holocaust in Polish identity narratives. In: Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings, ed. by Andy Pearce, University College London, Routledge 2018, 159-173.
  • Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, The uses and the abuses of education about the Holocaust in Poland after 1989, Holocaust Studies. A Journal of Culture and History, Volume 25, 2019 - Issue 3: Special Issue: Disputed Holocaust Memory in Poland, 329-350; DOI: 10.1080/17504902.2019.1567668 

Courses taught at CES

  • Antisemitism after Auschwitz in Comparative
  • Anti-Discrimination in Politics and Education: Challenges and Strategies