As many as five doctoral candidates working with the ASC faculty have gotten into the UW Doctoral School of Humanities.

Cultural and Religious Studies has accepted Joanna Kaniewska and Olga Gajek (to be supervised by Prof. Paweł Frelik) as well as Julia Płaczkiewicz (who will work with Prof. Tomasz Basiuk). Both Kaniewska and Płaczkiewicz have also been granted entrance to the Literary Studies so they are free to choose between the disciplines. The Literary Studies has also accepted Joanna Piechura-Velychenko who will work with Prof. Grzegorz Kosc, while History has granted entrance to Bruno Zwierz, the candidate of Prof. Sylwia Kuzma-Markowska.

This is in addition to Aleksandra Julia Malinowska (working with Prof. Karolina Krasuska) who has qualified to the Cultural and Religious Studies through an earlier special procedure linked to the NCN Preludium BIS grant.

Congratulations to all!

Year 2023/2024

December 1: Screening & Discussion with Co-directors of ‘CURED’ documentary

November 30, 2023

The American Studies Center and the U.S. Embassy Warsaw invite you to a special private screening of the award-winning documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists and psychiatrists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won!


Changes in Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours schedule

November 30, 2023

Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours will be cancelled on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 30: Conceptual Writing in Extremis: Sonic A(na)rchives in 21st-century North American Poetry

November 30, 2023

The lecture focuses on current developments in North American conceptual writing as a poetic mode invested in archival research. The common denominator of the archives that the poets selected for this study foreground are the forms of present-day extremity.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 16: New Forms/Known Rivers

November 16, 2023

When #BlackLivesMatter emerged in 2013, it animated the most consequential Black-led mobilization since the civil rights and Black power era. Today, the hashtag turned rallying cry is but one expression of a radical reorientation toward Black politics, protest, and political thought.

Year 2023/2024

November 9: Scared Sick: Medicine and the Gothic Tradition

November 9, 2023

Join Weird Research Group for the second meeting of Weird Medicine Series! This talk will be grounded in the foundational Romantic period and will explain ways in which Gothic works reflected some of the most controversial medical pursuits, playing out their possibilities and dangers.