|Hanna Maria Mamzer
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Research: Corporeal Transgression
in Contemporary Culture: The Body and Representation
Host: Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey-New Brunswick, New Brunswick,
January 2005-January 2006
I received an invitation to visit Stanford
University as an Occasional Lecturer from
Ewa Domanska (Ph.D.), a historian and former
Fulbrighter and Kosciuszko Foundation grantee.
Domanska currently teaches courses in Stanford's
The anthropology department is led by professor
Ian Hodder who is recognized for his contribution
to the development of interpretative approaches
in archaeology. Having the opportunity to
personally meet Hodder was a very significant
experience for me, especially because I
saw his books staring at me in my father's
library since I was a teenager. Being able
to give a face to that famously known name,
was very emotional.
At Stanford, I was also invited to lunch
by professor Hayden White, an extremely
influential man in the development of the
human sciences. It was a great honor to
meet and share my opinions with him.
The Occasional Lecturer Fund gave me
a unique opportunity to participate in an
intellectual exchange with some of the most
influential representatives of human sciences.
My experience with Occasional Lecturer Fund at Stanford, however,
was not only an intellectual journey but
also an inspiring spiritual journey.