Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich

Members of CASCA

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Dr.

Associate, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department Integration and Conflict

Research interests

Political anthropology; the state; place and space; temporality; materiality; architecture; infrastructure; modernity and modernization; socialism and post-socialism

Research Area(s)

Kazakhstan; previously Azerbaijan and Moldova

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Mateusz Laszczkowski joined the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in 2007. He completed his doctoral dissertation, ‘City of the Future’: Built Space and Social Change in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2012 and received his doctorate from Martin Luther University, Halle—Wittenberg. His research interests include politics, the state, space, locality, temporality, materiality, buildings and infrastructure, modernity and modernization, socialism and post-socialism.

Laszczkowski’s research articles have appeared in anthropological journals including Focaal, Etnofoor, and the French journal Terrain. He is also the author of a chapter on Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in a forthcoming edited volume Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics (edited by M. Reeves, J. Beyer, and J. Rasayanagam; Indiana University Press).


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