Olga Drenda

Born in 1984, writer, essayist, translator. She graduated in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from Jagiellonian University. Author of the books Duchologia polska. Rzeczy i ludzie w latach transformacji [Polish Hauntology. Things and People in the Years of Transformation], and Wyroby. Pomysłowość wokół nas [Self-made Goods. Ingenuity Around Us] (for which she received a nomination for the Polityka Passports and the Gdynia Literary Award in the essay category). She hosted a podcast about folklore, Ducholożka na tropie [Hauntologist on the Trail]. She is also involved in educational activities as a lecturer in visual anthropology at the School of Form and of vernacular aesthetics at ihs pan. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Silesia and Universität Wien and has conducted workshops for, among others, the Museum of Art in Łódź and the University of Gdańsk. Since 2013, she has been running Facebook.com/spirituality, a page dedicated to the spectres of the times of Polish political transformation.