Dr Dariusz Gafijczuk
Lecturer in Sociology
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5610
- Address: Room 5.41
Level 5 Claremont bridge
I joined Newcastle University as Lecturer in Sociology in September 2013. Previously I held positions at University College London, Tirnity College Dublin and a Newton Fellowship at Lancaster University.
My work examines the multiple dimensions of modern, collective and individual identities. This inquiry is situated at the intersection of sociology, history, and social theory and further underpinned by several focal points, especially the investigation of cultural formations at the turn of the 20th century in the region of Central Europe, broadly speaking. This examination rests on a rigorous analysis of its many cultural forms, such as artistic avant-gardes (both visual and acoustic), as well as social and political spaces. I am especially interested in the concept of aesthetics - its impact on collective social structures and perceptions. Currently I am extending this aspect of my inquiry looking at the concept of plasticity in relation to subjectivity, ideology and bio-politics.
- Gafijczuk D. Identity, Aesthetics and Sound in the Fin-de-siècle: Re-designing Perception. New York: Routledge, 2013.
- Gafijczuk D, Sayer D, ed. The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe: Re-imagining Space, History, and Memory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Gafijczuk D. Dwelling Within: The Inhabited Ruins of History. History and Theory 2013, 52(2), 149-170.
- Gafijczuk D. Central Europe - Between Presence and Absence. Common Knowledge 2013, 19(3), 530-550.
- Gafijczuk D. Anxious Geographies - Inhabited Traditions. In: Gafijczuk, D., Sayer, D, ed. The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe: Re-Imagining Space, History, and Memory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp.178-193.
- Gafijczuk D. Resonant Topographies: Central Europe’s Paradoxical Middle. Theory, Culture & Society 2012, 29(3), 52-71.
- Gafijczuk D. Adolf Loos: Architectures in Abeyance. In: Contested Passions: Sexuality, Eroticism and Gender in Austrian Literature and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2012, pp.61-80.
- Gafijczuk D. Max Weber's Science of Composition. Journal for Cultural Research 2011, 15(1), 447-475.
- Gafijczuk D. Bending Modernity: Chairs, Psychoanalysis and the Rest of Culture. Journal of Historical Sociology 2009, 22(4), 447-475.
- Gafijczuk D. The way of the social: from Durkheim's society to a postmodern sociality. History of the Human Sciences 2005, 18(3), 17-33.