Kaja Kajder is a PhD student at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her PhD dissertation “Experiencing Space and Creating Images about Kraków’s Jews. An Ethnographic Approach” traces the relationship between the experience of space, commemorations, practices and narratives related to Jewish history and culture in Kraków. Her work is based on in-depth field research on the contemporary use of synagogue space and local commemoration of Krakow’s Jews. The research also focuses on organized city walks and makes use of individual interviews involving walks through the city space. Kaja is a co-author of scenario of the exhibition “Maps of the city. Heritages and the Sacred within Kraków’s Cityscape” and with Anna Niedźwiedź a co-editor of the book under the same title. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8166-7349
As part of the HERILIGION project Kaja is investigating Jewish cityscape in Kraków with a particular interest in experiencing space and in memory-making involved in the processes of the construction of the Jewish heritage. At the centre of her interests is the intertwining of heritage, memory and space.