It is our greatest pleasure to announce that the ASC alumna, Aleksandra Kamińska, has defended her doctoral dissertation, written under the supervision of Prof. Paweł Frelik and Prof. Karolina Krasuska.
Her dissertation “Archiving Girlhood: Self-Representation of Girls in Visual Culture and Literature” is an analysis of how the girl has been functioning as an identity category across American popular culture in the years 2010-2019, using the framework of failure.
Aleksandra Kamińska was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University (2018-2019) and recipient of two grants from the National Science Center (Etiuda 2020-2021, Preludium 2022-2025). She has published in “The Journal of Popular Culture,” “Adeptus,” and “Popular Culture,” among others.
She has taught classes at the American Studies Center since 2017, such as “American Graphic Memoir,” “Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies,” and “Youth Culture in the United States.” Besides her academic work, she has co-founded the Girls* to the Front initiative, creating space for women and queer artists, writers, and musicians, by publishing zines, conducting workshops, and organizing concerts and performances.
Congratulations on your Doctorate degree Ola!