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Ewa Kopczyńska

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

Residency Dates: September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018


Ewa Kopczyńska

Ewa Kopczyńska is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where since 2012 she has also held the position of Deputy Director. Her doctorate was devoted to ideals of science in social anthropology, but her current research is focused on sociology of food patterns. Her completed projects include the topics of small-scale winemaking, gender differences in food consumption and alternative food networks in Eastern European context. She is currently investigating Eastern European households’ food provisioning strategies and alternative supply channels. She was previously a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) in Oslo, and the Department of Food and Resource Economics in Copenhagen.

During her stay at CES, Ewa will work on her project “Food Fears and Food Dystopias as Legitimation of Alternative Supply Strategies in Eastern Europe”. Employing qualitative methods she will analyze how food fears and food avoidances become stimuli of innovative food patterns, informal food economies and food movements.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University


  • Ewa Kopczyńska, “Wine Histories, Wine Memories and Local Identities in Western Poland.” In: Wine and Culture. Vineyard to Glass, ed. Rachel E. Black i Robert C. Ulin: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 109–124, 2013.
  • Ewa Kopczyńska and Katarzyna Zielińska, “Feeding the Body, Feeding the Gender. Dietary Choices of Men and Women in Poland,” East European Politics & Societies 30 (1), pp. 147–168, 2016.

Research Project

Food Fears and Food Dystopias as Legitimation of Alternative Supply Strategies in Eastern Europe



Areas of Expertise

  • Food Patterns
  • Eastern European Food Cultures
  • Alternative Food Networks
  • Qualitative Sociology