Associated Researcher from May 2015 until May 2018 (AvH)
Research Fellow from September 2018 until December 2018
Research Project: Illusions of Change? A Cultural History of Progress in Ethiopiavon
associated Researcher from January until December 2019 (ISRF)
Research Projekt: Ethnicity, Conflict and Festivalization of Politics in Ethiopia.
Performing Monarchy: Symbolic Communication in the Making of Modern Ethiopian ( the manuscript is i the final sage of preparation)
2006 Re-imagining Empire: Ethiopian political culture under Yohannis IV, 1872-89 PhD thesis
2018 Izabela Orlowska & Peter Klepeis, Ethiopian church forests: a socio-religious conservation model under change, Journal of Eastern African Studies, 12:4, 674-695,
2018 Eliza Kent & Izabela Orlowska ‘Accidental Environmentalists: The Religiosity of Church Forests in Highland Ethiopia’, WorldViews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology, 22:1, 1-30,
2017 Cardelus, C., Scull. P., Wassie, A., Woods, C., Klepeis, P., and I. Orlowska ‘Shadow Conservation and the Persistence of Sacred Forests in Northern Ethiopia’, Biotropica, 49:5,726-733,
2016 Klepeis, P. Orlowska, I, Kent, E., Cardelus, C., Scull, P., Wassie, A. and C. Woods ‘Ethiopian Church Forests: A Hybrid Model of Protection’, Human Ecology, 44:715-730,
DOI 10.1007/s10745-016-9868-z rdcu.be/m607
2013 ‘Feasting and Political Change: Tafari's Ascent to Power and Early 20th century Geber,’ Annales d’Ethiopie 28, 45-67.
2013 ‘Forging a Nation: Ethiopian Millennium Celebration and the Multiethnic State’, Nations and Nationalism 19:2, 296-316. DOI:10.1111/nana.12021
2013 ‘The Legitimising Project: The Coronation Rite and the Written Word’, Aethiopica: International Journal Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies 16, 74-101.
2010 ‘Ethiopia and the ‘Theatre-State’ Model: Symbolism and Political Ritual’, Research in Ethiopian Studies: Selected papers (eds.) Harald Aspen, Shiferaw Bekele, Birhanu Teferra, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 52-60.
2009 ‘Performance and Ritual in Nineteenth-Century: Ethiopian Political Culture’, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, ed. by Svein Ege, Harald Aspen, Birhanu Teferra and Shiferaw Bekele, (Trondheim 2009)
2007 ‘The Monarchy of Niguse Negest: Political Compromise and State Ritual’. In: Polska, Europa, Afryka. Eds. Nowak, B., Dygo, M., Pultusk: Akademia Humanstyczna im. Aleksandra Gieysztora, 295-314.
2006 ‘Re-imagining Empire: The Coronation Ceremony of Yohannis IV (1872-89) as an Expression of Memory of the Ethiopian Monarchy’, Rocznik Orientalistyczny (Yearbook of Oriental Studies), 59: 1, 173-180.
2006 ‘Mining the Wisdom of Solomon: The Coronation of Yohannis IV and the Re-Invention of Tradition in Late Nineteenth-Century Ethiopia’, Proceedings of the XV International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 313-22.
2003 ‘The Chronicle of Susinyos as an Ethiopian Source for Research on the Jesuit Period in Ethiopia’, Proceedings of the XIV International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Press, 422-434.
2000 ‘The Chronicle of Susinyos, the Emperor of Ethiopia, 1602-1632’, Afryka: Journal of the Polish African Society, 10, 15-23.
1999 ‘History of Somalia until 1991’ in Maciej Zabek & Joanna Mantel-Niecko (eds.), Rog Afryki (The Horn of Africa), series: World History, Warsaw:Trio, 285-306.
- Interviewed and podcast by Gregoire Portier for Radio France Internationale RFI (2012) http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20130601-utilisation-photo-menelik-ii
- Expert advice for two broadcasting companies (the BBC and KBC - Korean Broadcasting Corporation) on food culture in Ethiopia.
- Expert knowledge for specialised travel: Presentation for non-specialised audience on popular religion and church forests in Ethiopia (in cooperation with Ababa Travel and Dr. Chris Hartney), Cultural encounters (food tasting and the history of Addis Abab
- English: fluent
- Polish: native
- Amharic: fluent
- Ge’ez: good reading
- German: good reading
- Russian: good