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Dorota Łagodzka, PhD is an art historian, assistant professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales,” University of Warsaw, the co-author and coordinator of the Anthropozoology studies program. Dorota is a recipient of two research grants awarded by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) for projects: “The Importance of Animal Studies for Culture Studies in Poland” (in a team) and “The Change of Animals’ Status in Contemporary Art” (individually). Dorota is an author of many publications in the field of cultural animal studies and has served as a curator for four art exhibitions, including “Ecce Animalia” at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko.


  • Dorota Łagodzka, Can an Animal Be an Artist? Non-Human Animals as Creative Subjects, w: Nature in Art, ed. Delfina Jałowik, Anna Maria Potocka, Kraków 2019.
  • Animals and Their People. Connecting East and West in Cultural Animal Studies, red. Anna Barcz, Dorota Łagodzka, Leiden-Boston: BRILL 2018. 
  • Dorota Łagodzka, Hyperrealistic human-animal hybrids in contemporary art, w: Non-humans and after in Social Science, red. Karolina Pauknerova, Petr Gibas, Marco Stella et al., Pavel Mervart, Ceverny Kostelec 2016.
  • Dorota Łagodzka, The Future and the Moment of Animal Suffering in Space: Representations of Laika in Polish Contemporary Art, w: Free Market Dogs: The Human-Canine Bond in Post-Communist Poland, z serii: New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond, red. Michał Pręgowski, Justyna Włodarczyk, Purdue University Press 2016.
    ISBN 13: 9781557537409
  • Dorota Łagodzka, Taking chickens seriously. Empathy and responsibility as sources of Mary Britton Clouse’s art, w: Sustainable art. Facing the need for regeneration, responsibility and relations, red. Anna Markowska, Polish Institute of World Art Studies & Tako Publishing House, Warszawa–Toruń 2015.
  • Dorota Łagodzka, “Ecce Animalia”: representations of animals in art in the net of relations and meanings”, w: Ecce Animalia, katalog wystawy, Orońsko 2014.


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