Fulbright Scholar Konrad Sierzputowski under Professor Kozak's Direction

Konrad Sierzputowski is a PhD student of cultural studies at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Culture Studies at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. His research oscillates around popular music issues, sound studies, and the history and theory of animated film. Since 2015, he has been the main organizer of the annual popular music studies conference MUTE: Music / University / Technology / Emotions. He is also the author of articles devoted to contemporary popular culture. In 2018, he published his first book “Listening to the Hologram. Corporeality of Virtual Animated Bands.” Konrad is preparing a doctoral dissertation devoted to the carnal aspects of contemporary musical events in the era of capitalist realism under the guidance of prof. Anna Łebkowska. As a scholarship holder of the Fulbright program (2019-2020) he will work under the direction of prof. Mariusz Kozak at Columbia University where he is going to research relation between body and music experience. Konrad is a collector of Polish mid-century design and musical curiosities from the twentieth and twenty-first century.