Agnieszka Halemba is a social anthropologists currently working at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IAE PAN) in Warsaw and living in Potsdam. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and habilitation from the University of Warsaw in 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw and held postdoctoral positions at the Siberian Studies Centre of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale and at the Centre for Culture and History of East/Central Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig.
She focuses on the anthropology of religion, with regional expertise in Northern and Inner Asia as well as in Eastern and Central Europe. Since 2016, she conducts research on the significance of religious architecture in secular contexts in North-Eastern Germany. She is also the head of the Anthropology Undisciplined Research Unit at the IAE PAN, which focuses on development of innovative methodologies for interdisciplinary research and an author of two ethnography-based monographs: Negotiating Marian Apparitions: The Politics of Religion in Transcarpathian Ukraine (Central European University Press 2015) and The Telengits of Southern Siberia: Landscape, Religion and Knowledge in Motion (Routledge 2006).