Celina Strzelecka


Imię i nazwisko

Celina Strzelecka

Stopnie i tytuły naukowe


Funkcja w IFiS PAN

Postdoctoral researcher



Strona www






Zespół badawczy

Zespół Badawczy Socjologii Polityki, Gospodarki i Edukacji

Obszary zainteresowań naukowych

critical time studies, cognitive capitalism, and an anthropology of futures and technologies

Skrócony biogram

Celina Strzelecka is an anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the project AUTO-WELF: Automating Welfare – Algorithmic Infrastructures for Human Flourishing in Europe, at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN). Previously, she taught at the University of Wrocław in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. Her research interests focus on critical studies of time, cognitive capitalism, and an anthropology of futures and technologies.  In 2023, she was awarded a doctoral degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Wroclaw with distinction for her dissertation titled “Choreography of Temporality: Cultural Practices of Time Management. Her research was funded by a Preludium grant from the National Science Center.




2014 – 2020 University of Wrocław, Full-Time Doctoral Studies in Cultural Sciences. Doctoral thesis title: ‘Choreography of Temporality: Cultural Practices of Time Management’, defended with distinction on January 30, 2023.

2013 – 2014 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Philosophy (student exchange within master’s degree studies)

2012 – 2014 University of Wrocław, Philosophy and Social Communication (master’s degree studies)

2011 – 2013 University of Wrocław, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (master’s degree studies). Master’s thesis title: ‘The Nuclear Power Plant in Poland as an Example of a Quasi-Object in Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network Theory’

2008 – 2011 University of Wrocław, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (bachelor’s degree studies). Bachelor’s thesis title: ‘The OldTown Community as an Example of Communitas in Victor Turner’s Theory’



Doświadczenie zawodowe

2022: ‘Reconstruction or crises? Transformation of social-ecological heritage of rivers Sztoła, Baba, and Biała in the face of rapid environmental change’ (NAWA Urgency Grants)


2022: Does spending leisure time in nature contribute to greater care for it? – a study of the relationship between emotions and values towards rivers in rural areas (National Science Centre; grant number 2019/35/B/HS6/01986).


2016: ‘DIVERSITY: Preventing and combating homo- and transphobia in small and medium cities across Europe’, a project funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme JUST/2014/PRAC/AG/BEST/6693 (Human Subject Application No. 15245).


2015: ‘The effect of place attachment on empowerment in rural tourism’, a project funded by the University of North Texas (Human Subject Application No. 15245).

Pełnione funkcje w organizacjach, towarzystwach i gremiach naukowych

Member of the Polish Ethnological Society (2014-2020)


Treasurer in the Ethnology Wrocław Association (2018-2022)


Member of the Team of Experts PRELUDIUM (2023)


Member of the Polish Sociological Society (2023)

Udział w redakcjach czasopism lub serii wydawniczych

Kasprzak M., Reznik Z., Strzelecka C. (red.). Jaka jakość? Igranie (z) jakości(ą) we współczesnej humanistyce, Wrocław 2017, Fundacja Wersja, ISBN 978-83-941523-4-5.


Strzelecka C., Tomaszewska J. (red.). „Tematy z Szewskiej”, title of issue: Małżeństwo i rodzina w ujęciu antropologii kulturowej, 2017 no. 1(18), ISSN 1898-3901

Realizowane projekty badawcze

Principal Investigator of the project ‘Choreography of Temporality: Cultural Practices of Time Management’ (no. 2017/27/N/HS3/00479) implemented under the Preludium competition of the National Science Center from 2018 to 2022.


Principal Investigator for internal grants of the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Wrocław:


June – December 2017:  Cultural Practices of Time Management


June – December 2016: Dimensions of diversification of time concepts and temporal orientations – based on the example of attitudes towards time among countries with a clockmaking tradition


June – December 2015: Cultural systems of time conceptualization

Zagraniczne doświadczenia naukowe

Student exchange as part of master’s studies in Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013-2014).

Nagrody i wyróżnienia

A distinction for the doctoral dissertation ‘Choreograohy of Temporality: Cultural Practices of Time Management’ (2023).


Nomination for the Minister of Science and Higher Education Scholarship (2018) for outstanding scientific achievements.


Honoring by the Chapter of the Wincenty Styś Scholarship, operating within the Student Scholarship Program, for achievements in the field of social and humanistic sciences (2018).

Dorobek organizatorski

Organization of the following scientific conferences:


March 17-18, 2016 IV Gathering of Young Cultural Researchers: ‘What Quality? Playing with (and around) Quality in Contemporary Humanities’. Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Wrocław.

March 4, 2016 ‘Marriage and Family from the Perspective of Cultural Anthropology. An Empirical Viewpoint’. Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Wrocław.

March 20-21, 2015 III Gathering of Young Cultural Researchers: ‘Time in Cultural Research’. Centre for Applied Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.

Działalność dydaktyczna

Celina Strzelecka taught elective courses at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Wrocław. The courses she taught include:


#EtnoWiki – between cyberanthropology and the digitization of anthropological knowledge


Time in Cultural Research


Project of the new humanities: the case of Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network Theory

Wystąpienia na konferencjach, sympozjach, lub seminariach

Presentation: Critical Studies of Time: Chronography of Power and Inequalities. Presented at the conference ‘(In)equality: Faces of Modern Europe" at the University of Wrocław on November 19, 2021.


Presentation: Visual Methods in Research on Social Time. Imaginaries of Time, Times of the Imaginary XXXIInd Workshop of the FER-EURETHNO Network Council of Europe – IInd Conference of the SIEF Francophone Working Group, University of Łódź, June 12-14, 2020.


Presentation: Neoliberal ‘Time Regimes’ and Their Relations to New Technologies. Conference ‘Time is Money and Beyond: The Temporality of Actions and Consequences’ Polish Sociological Association, Warsaw, May 6-7, 2019.


Presentation: Empowerment’s Influence on Resident Support for Tourism in Rural Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Travel and Tourism Research International Conference, Vail (CO), USA, June 15-17, 2016.


Presentation: Nuclear Power Plant and Sustainability Discourse in Poland: Application of Actor-Network Theory. 11th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark, January 21-23, 2015.


21st ESPAnet Annual Conference 2023 themed ‘Challenges for the welfare state in turbulent times’, held in Warsaw, Poland from September 7-9. Together with my colleague Sebasian Sosnowski, we introduced our research proposal titled ‘Challenges with Mapping the Landscape of Automated Decision-Making in Welfare States: Comparative Survey Proposal’.

Dorobek popularyzatorski

Strzelecka C. et al., ‘Pielgrzymka w Nowej Wsi Reszelskiej’; in: Rok obrzędowy z Wikipedią #EtnoWiki, ed. Klara Sielicka-Baryłka et al., Warsaw 2015, CC BY-SA 3.0 PL license, (accessed: June 11, 2016)


Strzelecka C., ‘Larp jako działalność zrytualizowana’; in: KOLA Konferencja Larpowa, Gdynia 2014, pp. 11-17, ISBN 978-83-938581-0-1, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7483406


Wikipedia dla Klimatu (2020-2021) – project leader, conducted in collaboration with experts from the ‘Nauka o klimacie’ portal


WikiPlaton (2019) – project leader, conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Pedagogical University of Kraków


Kolektyw Kariatyda (2018-2022) – co-creator of the project nominated for the X Ogólnopolska Giełda Projektów organized by the National Centre for Culture and for the WARTO 2020 Cultural Award in the ‘Visual Arts’ category


Ethnography of the Carpathians (2016/2017) – project executor. Wikimedia Foundation grant, in collaboration with the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw


LaMuz – Latające Muzeum Współczesne (May/September 2016) – project executor, funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Project number: 07698/16


Rok obrzędowy z Wikipedią (2014/2015) – project executor, funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, project number PME: 0010-3-2/15/2, conducted in collaboration with the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw


Scientific articles:


Strzelecka C., 2022, Neoliberal Temporality: Cultural Practices of Time Management in the Neoliberal Post-communist Poland, ‘Journal of Anthropological Research’, Volume 78, Number 3, pp. 317-337, DOI: 10.1086/720694


Strzelecka C., 2022, The Experience of Pandemic Time in Late Capitalism. The Experience of Late Capitalist Temporality During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The example of Poland, ‘Acta Ethnologica Danubiana, Yearbook of the Research Centre of European Ethnology’, Volume 24, pp. 241-255, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482223


Strzelecka C., 2021, Time paradoxes of neoliberalism: How time management applications change the way we live, ‘Time & Society’,​ 31(2), pp. 270–290, DOI: 10.1177/0961463X211059727


Strzelecka C., 2017, Mongolian faces of postmemory, ‘Politeja. Pismo Wydziału Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych UJ’, no. 2/47, Kraków, eds. M. Gaszyńska-Magiera, P. Plichta, pp. 249-262, ISSN 1733-6716, DOI: 10.12797/Politeja.14.2017.47.18


Strzelecka C., 2017, The influence of social time on constructing models of family life, ‘Tematy z Szewskiej’; no. 2/19, pp. 7-20, DOI: 10.23734/tzs.2017.2.7.20


Strzelecka C., 2017, Temporal turn: A review of selected publications and positions, ‘Zeszyty Etnologii Wrocławskiej’, no. 1(26), pp. 109-124, DOI: 10.23734/zew.2017.109.124


Strzelecka C., 2016, The computer game BioShock as an example of a utopia in decline, in: Dyskursy gier wideo, (‘Perspektywy Ponowoczesności’;, vol. VIII), eds. Michał Kłosiński, Krzysztof M. Maj, Facta Ficta Research Center, Katowice, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482348


Strzelecka C., 2017, The Value of Qualitative Time in Cultural Anthropology, in: Jaka jakość? Igranie (z) jakości(ą) we współczesnej humanistyce, eds. M. Kasprzak, Z. Reznik, C. Strzelecka, Wrocław: Fundacja Wersja, pp. 177-191, ISBN: 978-83-941523-4-5, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482704


Strzelecka C., 2016, How Did We Create Apocalypse? Staging the Post-apocalyptic World in LARP, in: Gry fabularne. Kultura – praktyki – konteksty, eds. R. Dudziński, A. Wróblewska, Trickster Association of Popular Culture Researchers and Pop Culture Education, Wrocław, pp. 71- 94, ISBN 978-83-64863-07-3, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482710


Strzelecka C., 2017, Between Ecological Time and Time Ecology in the Culture of Acceleration, ‘Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne’; vol. 17, pp. 272-289, ISSN 1506-5790, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482540.


​Strzelecka C., 2017, Radioactive Waste as a Techno-Social Mixture in Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network Theory, ‘Tematy z Szewskiej’; No. 1, 18, pp. 105-124, ISSN 1898-3901, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482685


Strzelecka M., Boley B., Strzelecka C., 2016, Empowerment and resident support for tourism in rural Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): the case of Pomerania, Poland, ‘Journal of Sustainable Tourism’, ISNN 0966-9582, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1224891


Strzelecka C., 2015, The Universe is Just a Huge Clock, in: „W rytmie zegara…” Wokół zagadnień chronozoficznych, eds. Z. Chojnowski, et al., Warmia and Mazury University Publishing House, Olsztyn 2015, pp. 47-59, ISBN 978-83-7299-964-1, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482670


Strzelecka C., 2015, Time and History in the Annales School, ‘Zeszyty Etnologii Wrocławskiej’, No. 2(23), pp. 9-22, ISSN 2084-560X, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7483380


Strzelecka C., 2015, Possibilities of Using Theatrical Role-Playing Games in Formal Education, in: Nieformalne nauczanie edukacji międzykulturowej w szkołach ponadgimnazjalnych. Konteksty i działania, ed. A. Wieszaczewska, Bydgoszcz 2015, pp. 89-102, ISBN 978-61231-53-0, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7483340


Strzelecka C., 2014, Construction of Nuclear Power Plant in Poland in the Context of Sustainable Development, in: Zrównoważony rozwój – Debiut Naukowy, eds. T. Jemczura, H. A. Kretek, Racibórz 2015, pp. 84-92, ISBN 978-83-60730-83-6, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7483298


Strzelecka C., 2015, Application of Non-Human Actor-Network Theory in Research on Nuclear Power Plant, in: Tematy modne w humanistyce. Studia interdyscyplinarne, eds. Ł. Grajewski, J. Osiński, A. Szwagrzyk, P. Tański, Toruń, pp. 190-199, ISBN 978-83-941843-1-5, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7482695


Strzelecka C., 2013, Anticipatory Anthropology – Anthropological Future Study, ‘Prace Etnograficzne’ 2013, Volume 41, Number 4, pp. 261-269, ISSN 2299-9558, DOI: 10.4467/22999558.PE.13.023.1364


Strzelecka C., Wieszaczewska A., Anthropologist in Unfamiliar Territory? New Perspectives, New Possibilities, in: Ethnology without Borders, eds. A. Pieńczak, E. Diakowska, Cieszyn 2012, pp. 80-92, ISBN 978-83-60431-73-3, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7483438

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Log In

Create an account
Europejski Sondaż Społeczny | European Social SurveyEuropejski Sondaż Społeczny | European Social Survey