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Membership type: associate

Olga Bialostocka

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2010 Doctorate Social and Economic Sciences
2006 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2005 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2003 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2001 Undergraduate Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Interdisciplinary

research activities on the intersection of social sciences and the study of development and global change; focusing on the issues regarding culture as a pillar of and a resource for sustainable development

Research Keywords: 
cultural diversity
multicultural education
minority rights
cultural heritage management

Publications resulting from Research: 


Articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Dialogic education as an approach to multiculturalism for social cohesion in Namibia, Globalisation, Societies and Education, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2016.1169515
- Using the Past to Build the Future: A Critical Review of the Liberation Heritage Route (LHR) project in South Africa, Africa Insight 44/2 (2014), p.94-107.
- Nome procession from the Royal Cult Complex in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, Etudes et Travaux 27, (2014) p.19-36.
- Palace or slaughterhouse? The function of the room with a window in the Hatshepsut temple at Deir el-Bahari, Etudes et Travaux 27 (2014), p.37-60.
- Courtyard of the Royal Mortuary Cult Complex, Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean XIX, Reports 2007 (2010), p.269-272.
- ‘Dziennik wykopalisk w Edfu’ Jerzego Manteuffla z 1937 roku [Jerzy Manteuffel’s ‘Journal of excavations in Edfu’ from 1937], Archeologia 54 (2003), p.77-85.

Articles in non peer-reviewed journals
- Was Mutnofret depicted in Dsr-dsrw?, Göttinger Miszellen 203 (2004), p.7-10.
- Dokument wewnętrzny [Inner Document], Format. Art magazine 54 (2)/2008, p.44-46.

Policy briefs
- How inclusive is Namibia’s inclusive education policy?, HSRC Brief, March 2016.
- ‘I believe in one God’ or the issue of teaching religion in Namibia, AISA Brief 116, March 2015.
- Liberation Heritage Route: Reminiscent of the Painful Past or a Road to the Future?, AISA Brief 100, November 2013.

Peer-reviewed book chapters
- Education for peace and social cohesion in a multicultural society. Observations from the Kunene Region, Namibia, in: S.B. Maphosa, A. Keasley (eds), Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: what’s Going to Make a Difference, Pretoria 2015: AISA.

Papers in non peer-reviewed conference proceedings
- Hatshepsut's regeneration in the Royal Cult Complex of her Temple at Deir el- Bahari, in M. Dolinska, H. Beinlich (eds), 8. Aegyptologische Tempeltagung: Interconnections between Temples, Warschau, 22.-25. September 2008, KSG 3,3, Wiesbaden 2010, p.13-24.
- Alterations to the Relief Representations of Royal Family Members' Statues in the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, in: J. Popielska-Grzybowska, O. Bialostocka, J. Iwaszczuk (eds), Proceedings of the Third Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 2004: Perspectives of Research. Warsaw 12-14 May 2004, Pultusk 2009, p.11-15.

Reports
- Contribution to Post-2015 Dialogues on Culture and Development, UNESCO/UNFPA/UNDP 2015.
- Contribution to C. Towne-Hirtenfelder (ed.), Comprehensive Report: The Development of a Research Framework on Gender and Socio-Cultural Inclusion in Global Change Research, AISA/HSRC 2015.

Books edited
- (with T. Simelane) New African Thinkers, Cape Town 2016.
- (with J. Popielska-Grzybowska and J. Iwaszczuk), Proceedings of the Third Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 2004: Perspectives of Research. Warsaw 12-14 May 2004, Pultusk 2009.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research

Presentation given

2016
Language as an inventory system for intangible cultural heritage
Lisbon/Portugal
Event: Annual International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference
2015
Understanding culture to transform the individual: Views on education in the Kunene region of Namibia
Durban/South Africa
Event: World Social Science Forum
2015
Dialogic education as an approach to multiculturalism for social cohesion
Katima Mulilo/Namibia
Event: UNAM Education Conference EDUCON 2015
2015
Integrating cultural diversity into learning experiences in Namibia
Seoul/South Korea
Event: International Conference of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education
2014
Not for sale. The non-market value of the liberation heritage in South Africa
Johannesburg/South Africa
Event: International Society for Cultural History Annual Conference
2014
Liberation Heritage Route – using the past to build the future
Moscow/Russia
Event: 13. International Conference of Africanists
2008
Hatshepsut’s regeneration in the Royal Cult Complex of her Temple at Deir el-Bahari
Warsaw/Poland
Event: 8. Aegyptologische Tempeltagung: Interconnections between Temples
2004
Alterations to the Relief Representations of Royal Family Members' Statues in the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari
Warsaw/Poland
Event: Third Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 2004: Perspectives of Research
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jan 2016
Y2 NRF Rating
Feb 2013
Foundation for Polish Science KOLUMB Post-doc outgoing fellowship to USA
Sep 2008
Foundation for Polish Science START Award for young researchers
Oct 2006
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences PhD Scholarship
Sep 2005
Région Ile-de-France scholarship to France
Jan 2002
Polish Minister of Education Award