Are you interested in meeting students from the United States?

Sign up for this 6-week online course and collaborate with students from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on an exciting virtual project exploring accessibility from different viewpoints.

The purpose of this virtual exchange is to provide the ASC BA students with a low-barrier, but high-impact opportunity to engage in a six-week virtual discourse with peers from the U.S. The project focuses on accessibility issues in Poland and the U.S., and includes readings and discussion centered on environmental, cultural, legal, and political, as well as health aspects surrounding accessibility.

Participation will immerse students in intercultural dialogue and collaborations to stimulate empathy, respect, and understanding of accessibility through the lens of others. Students will work together and audit accessibility of their respective environments, and present their findings at the end of the course.

All students will be awarded a certificate of participation, and 40 OZN points upon completion of the program.

The course meets virtually on Zoom on selected Thursdays: October 19, October 26, November 16, November 30, and December 7 (and one independent student-only meetings in the week of November 9).

Time: 5:00 pm
Duration: 75 mins (please plan for more time for the final session)

To sign up, please click on the button below and fill in the form until October 12, 2023.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ASC project coordinator, Marta Usiekniewicz at m.usiekniewicz@uw.edu.pl.

June 17-18: Polish-language conference „Jak uczyć o płci i seksualności? Interdyscyplinarność, instytucjonalizacja, zaangażowanie społeczne.”

June 11, 2024

Konferencja „Jak uczyć o płci i seksualności? Interdyscyplinarność, instytucjonalizacja, zaangażowanie społeczne” ma na celu stworzenie przestrzeni, w której mogą się spotkać społeczności akademickie, aktywistyczne, artystyczne, eksperckie tworzące i przekazujące wiedzę o płci i seksualności. Jaka mogłaby być dziś edukacja seksualna? Gdzie jest miejsce na feministyczny i queerowy aktywizm w akademii? Czy słowem kluczowym jest „równość” czy „nierówności”? Czy potrafimy wspólnie wyobrazić sobie studia magisterskie o płci i seksualności w Polsce? Zapraszamy na 6 paneli dyskusyjnych.

Year 2023/2024

June 11: Biosocial Groups, Biosocial Criminals – the Body and Medicine as Organizing Agents

June 11, 2024

Weird Fictions Research Group cordially invites you to the very last event this semester! The lecture will show how medical anthropology and cultural studies can shed light on medicine-related social and cultural phenomena.

Year 2023/2024

June 6: Marketing Barbie’s “Curvy New Body”: Mattel’s Fashionistas Line and its Legacy Brand Politics

June 6, 2024

We would like to invite you to an upcoming lecture given by a Fulbright Scholar, Doctor Rebecca C. Hains! During this lecture, you will have the pleasure of listening to Dr. Hains’s exploration of Barbie from the feminist perspective, the history of Barbie’s body type, and the feminist critique around it. The talk will also discuss the PR surrounding the “Curvy” Barbies’ release, a topic that has sparked many intense debates.

Year 2023/2024

June 5: Dissecting Theater: Medical Horror on Stage

June 5, 2024

Weird Fictions Research Group cordially invites you to a penultimate event this semester! We will discuss the ways in which medicine and theater are correlated and how medical horror stories can thrive on stage. We will explore the universal nature of theater by analyzing the sources of fear in Starkid’s The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals as well.

News

Three NCN Sonata grants for ASC scholars

May 26, 2024

Three ASC scholars – Dr. Jędrzej Burszta, Dr. Ludmiła Janion and Dr. Joanna Mąkowska were awarded scientific grants in the Sonata 19 competition organized by the National Science Center (NCN)