On March 5, 2020, at the Kazimierz Palace, the Executive Director of the US-Polish Fulbright Commission Justyna Janiszewska and Professor Maciej Duszczyk, the UW Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, signed an agreement establishing the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at the American Studies Center. Among the guests present were Professor Tomasz Basiuk, the Director of the Institute of the Americas and Europe, the ASC Director Grzegorz Kosc, Paulina Kubylis, the Fulbright Senior program officer, and Anna Sadecka of the UW International Office. The Chair will be reserved for preeminent American Studies scholars with an outstanding publication record in their fields. The first professor visiting the ASC under the program will come to Warsaw in the fall of 2021.

It was also an event during which an analogous agreement was signed, establishing the Distinguished Chair in East European and Eurasian Studies at the Center for East European Studies, whose representatives were also present.

Here are the details of the Fulbright position at the ASC:



Changes in the mode of operation of the ASC Library, Students’ Office, and Financial Office related to the COVID-19 outbreak

March 30, 2020

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


2020 Emerging Scholar Award

March 29, 2020

It is our pleasure to inform the ASC community that Filip Boratyn, our doctoral student and – at the same time – USOS office assistant, is a recipient of the 2020 David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.


We would like to invite you to take part in the Multicultural Volunteering Online!

March 28, 2020

This is a great possibility to learn a new language, improve Polish (or another language that you know and would like to practise), learn about different cultures and meet students, with whom friendship may last beyond the not-leaving-home-times 🙂


US National Emergency Library

March 26, 2020

During this unprecedented time in history, access to printed books is becoming difficult or impossible. COVID-19 is forcing students, educators, and everyday readers to rely on digital books more than ever before.

Flying Couch (2016)

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 02, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE ED; Networks of Holocaust Memory in Third Generation Graphic Narratives

March 25, 2020

During the online streamed lecture, Dana Mihăilescu will present the Amy Kurzweil’s debut graphic memoir, Flying Couch (2016), in order to consider how the Holocaust narrative at the core of this graphic narrative is negotiated by the three generations of Kurweil’s family. Hence, she will highlight an ethical, future-oriented use of mediating forms of Holocaust memories for third generation artists.