Assistant professor, tenure track
Nørre Allé 20, 2200 København N, Søndre Campus, Building: 10-4-51
Beata Świtek is an anthropologist with an interest in everyday ethics and ethical transformations. Beata is interested in the work of ethics in such contexts as intimacy and the body, care and care work, adventure sports, human interactions with the natural environment, broadly conceived sustainability, consumption, and life in cities. In her most recent research on Buddhism and economy in Japan, she has been exploring the interplay between the ethical constitution of individuals and society-wide transformations.
Alongside her long-standing engagement with Japan, Beata has also conducted research in Indonesia and in Europe (primarily the UK).
Outside of a strictly academic context, throughout the years, Beata has also applied her professional training in working for the benefit of charitable organisations, non-tertiary educational institutions, and other interest groups. In this role she has acted as a research team leader, educator, and an ethnographic film-maker.