Communication of May 29, 2020

The UW Ksawerow building is no longer shut down, and the ASC faculty and staff can use their offices. Still all the ASC instruction continues remotely. The ASC administration will be working remotely until further notice.  It is possible to arrange an in-person appointment via email. Though the ASC Library’s reading rooms will be closed, the Library’s checkout counter will be open on Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Grzegorz Kosc
ASC Director


Communication of March 19, 2020

Under the Rector’s decision of March 16, 2020, the ASC building at Ksawerow has been shut down. Neither the faculty nor the students are allowed to enter and use any of its spaces.

Grzegorz Kosc
ASC Director


Communication of March 12, 2020

The ASC Library will be closed to readers from March 11 to April 14, 2020.
No penalties will be charged from March 12 to April 14.

In matters concerning students’ affairs, please first and foremost contact us via email:

Office for Students’ Affairs (students with last names A-Ł)
Aleksandra Gniadzik-Smolińska

Office for Students’ Affairs (students with last names M-Ż)
Agnieszka Żmijewska-Czajka


In matters concerning USOS please contact us via email:

General administrative matters can be settled by emailing

In financial matters please contact us via email:     or


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.