Paweł Michna

Paweł Michna graduated from the Department of Art History at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He is currently a PhD Student in the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, where he is working on a project on the functioning of the Graphic Office in Łódź Ghetto. His research interests focus on politically and socially engaged art, from interwar avant-garde to contemporary art and Holocaust Studies, particularly art and visual documents created during Shoah. In 2020 he received The Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship in YIVO Institute and Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grant awarded by the Max Weber Foundation.

YIVO Institute Lecture 2022:

Modernism in the Ghetto: Propaganda in the Graphic Design of Documents Produced by the Łódź Judenrat

Recent Publications:

Visual representations of modernity in documents from the Łódź Ghetto in Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust (2022)

Modernism in the Lodz Ghetto. A Tentative Interpretation of Forgotten Holocaust Documents in Miejsce (2020)