Ewa Domańska

Visiting Professor

Ewa Domańska is full professor of human sciences and holds her permanent position at the Faculty of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She has been cooperating with Stanford since 2000 (Anthropology Department, DLCL and CREEES). Her teaching and research interests include comparative theory of the human and social sciences, new and emerging trends in the humanities and social sciences, history and theory of historiography, ecological humanities, ecocide and genocide studies. She is a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS); a board member (2015-2022 President) of the "International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography” (CISH - The International Committee of Historical Sciences). Domanska was a Fellow of The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) 1991-1992 (doctoral studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands – with Frank Ankersmit); Fulbright fellow at the University of California at Berkeley – 1995-96 (postdoctoral studies with Hayden White); Kościuszko Foundation fellow at Stanford University (2000-2001); fellow of the Center of Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz (1996); fellow of The School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University (1998).

She is currently conducting a research project on epistemic justice and relations between Indigenous and Western knowledges and ways of knowing. In Spring 2023 Domanska teaches a course on “Environmental Knowledges: Indigenous and Western” (ANTHRO 254W).


Recent Publications:

  • A História para além do humano [History Beyond the Human], trans. Taynna Marino and Hugo Merlo. Editora Milfontes, Brazil (forthcoming).
  • "Prefigurative Humanities." History and Theory, vol. 60, no. 4, December 2021: 141-158.
  • "Unbinding from Humanity: Nandipha Mntambo’s Europa and the Limits of History and Identity." Journal of the Philosophy of History, vol. 14, no. 3, 2020: 310-336.
  • "The Paradigm Shift in the Contemporary Humanities and Social Sciences," in: Philosophy of History: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives, ed. Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen. Oxford, London, New York: Bloomsbury, 2020: 180-197.
  • "The Environmental History of Mass Graves." Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 22, no. 2, 2020: 241-255 (theme issue: "Environmental History of the Holocaust", eds. Ewa Domańska and Jacek Małczyński).