Ph.D. pre-candidate in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
(July – December 2013)
“Christian Europe”: The Legacy of John Paul II’s National-European Political Theology in Contemporary Poland
My research investigates the legacy of John Paul II’s political theology of nation and Europe in early 21st century Poland. I refer in particular to the late pope’s theology treated in this project as “National-European-Theology,” as it connects his understandings of sanctity with geographic territory as well as national and European identity. I explore how the embodied experience of sanctity pertains to this nationalist project.