Ms. Magdalena Dziaczkowska
Magdalena Dziaczkowska is a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at the Lund University (2018-) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (autumn semester 2019).
Her doctoral project focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in interwar Lublin (Poland) as seen from historical perspective. She is interested in dynamics of interreligious encounters between Catholics and religious Jews in the times when secular antisemitism was growing stronger. Particularly, she attemps to understand how religion informed the attitudes of both groups towards the other.
Magdalena's previous academic education include two Master degrees: in History of Art from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (2010) and in Jewish Civilizations from Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (2017). In the last years her research interests evolved from paleochristian iconography (M.A. thesis Nie tylko langusta na palmie: Ikonografia mozaik posadzkowych północnej sali bazyliki wczesnochrześcijańskiej w Akwilei published in 2015) to contemporary Jewish-Christian relations (M.A. thesis Dialogue or Confrontation? American Jewish Responses to Nostra Aetate, submitted in 2017). From 2016, Magdalena has been one of the Catholic delegates at the biannual Jewish-Catholic Emerging Leadership conferences organized by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews at the Holy See and the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC).