Ewa Grigar, Ph.D., M.A.

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Dr. Ewa Grigar is a cultural sociologist with research interests spanning cultural institutions, audience studies, alternative art display spaces public art, surveillance, and the sociology of food. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the New York School for Social Research in New York in 2013 and she also holds a Master's degree in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. From 2002 to 2003, she served as an American Fulbright Scholar at Charles University in the Czech Republic. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience in Chicago, New York, and Prague teaching social theory, art history, sociology, visual culture, surveillance and society, and sociology of food, and has led research projects for both non-profit (including the EEA and Norway Grants) and for-profit organizations.

Currently residing in the Czech Republic, Dr. Grigar teaches sociology courses at the UPCES program (since 2017), North Carolina State University in Prague, and the Department of East and Central European Studies at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Beyond her academic pursuits, she has a passion for public art, relishes ice cream, enjoys yoga, and cherishes spending time outdoors.

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