Prof. Dr. Marta Bucholc

Former Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”



Curriculum Vitae

Marta Bucholc studied Sociology, Philosophy and Law in Warsaw and also received a D.E.S.S. au Droit de Sociétés from the Université de Poitiers. In 2006, she obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Warsaw, where she has since been Assistant Professor for Sociology and completed her habilitation in 2014. Marta Bucholc has received numerous awards and stipends for her research, including the Florian Znaniecki Awards of the Polish Sociological Association, the START Fellowship at the Foundation for Polish Science as well as the Bronisław Geremek Fellowship from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, where she was Junior Visiting Fellow from 2010 to 2011. Since 2014, she is member of the editorial advisory board of the Law and Society Review.

Marta Bucholc further translates sociological writings. For instance, in 2007, she translated Mary Douglas’ “Purity and Danger” (1966) and in 2008 Michel Maffesoli’s work “Le temps des tribus. Le déclin de l’individualisme dans les sociétés postmodernes” (1988) into Polish. She also is the editor of the first complete Polish translation of Norbert Elias’ “Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation” (1939).

During her Fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” from October 2012 to September 2013, Marta Bucholc worked on her research project “Involvement and Detachment in Legal Concepts and Practices ─ On the potential of Norbert Elias’s approach in the global comparative research of legal cultures”. Most recently (2015), her authored work “A Global Community of Self-Defense. Norbert Elias on Normativity, Culture, and Involvement” was published with Vittorio Klostermann as the eighth volume in the publication series “Law as Culture”. Martha Bucholc was a Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Kollerg "Recht als Kultur" from September 2015 to August 2020.

CV and Publications