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

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.