We are happy to inform that Prof. Agnieszka Graff and Prof. Elzbieta Bekiesza-Korolczuk received The Bronislaw Malinowski Award in the Social Sciences from the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America for their book Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment published with Routledge in 2021.

Read the award announcement.

The book Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment examines the new phase of global struggles around gender equality and sexual democracy: the ultraconservative mobilization against “gender ideology” and feminist efforts to counteract it. It argues that anti-gender campaigns, which emerged around 2010 in Europe, are not a simple continuation of earlier trends (backlash), but part of a new political configuration: the rise of right-wing populism and its opportunistic synergy with religious fundamentalism.

The book was first published with Routledge in September of 2021 and is available in open access on Taylor & Francis eBooks.

Also available is a Polish version of the book Kto się boi gender? Prawica, populizm i feministyczne strategie oporu published by Wydawnictwo Krytyka Polityczna.

The discussion around the book held at our Center on the occasion of its launch is available on our YouTube channel.

We congratulate the authors and wish the best of luck in carrying out future projects!

Erasmus annoucements

Applications for Erasmus+ 2023/2024 are now open!

January 27, 2023

As an ASC student, you may spend up to two semesters in one study-cycle studying abroad. Apply for Erasmus+ until February 26!

Year 2022/2023

January 25: Meeting with the authors of “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe”

January 20, 2023

Meet the authors of the book “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe.” We are going to talk about how folklore still inspires artists, the process of creating illustrations and publications, and how folk art can be used in contemporary art.

Year 2022/2023

February 24: American Leadership in the war in Ukraine: Indonesian Perspective

January 20, 2023

Leadership Research Group has a pleasure of inviting all scholars and students to a conversation on the non-Western perspective on the war in Ukraine. Our guest will be Agastya Wardhana from Airlangga University and he will speak about the American leadership in the war in Ukraine from an Indonesian perspective.


Blue Book traineeship programme

January 19, 2023

Apply for a 5-month paid Blue Book traineeships at the European Commission starting in October 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 19: Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

January 19, 2023

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk by Selma Bidlingmaier examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. It focuses specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.