We are delighted to invite you to the double talk “Entertainment Media and Politics” with our special guest Professor Philip Habel (Professor and Department Chair at University of South Alabama, 2023-2024 U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) and Professor Stephen Farnsworth (University of Mary Washington, U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at American Studies Center, UW.) The participants will present their recent and current research on politics in late night comedy shows, movies, and video games.

Monday, 13 May, 2024

Attendance is worth 3 OZN points.


Dobra 55, room 3.110
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)


Philip Habel – Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama, and during his 2023-24 sabbatical period, he is U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and appointed University Professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. Professor Habel has published research in political communication and public opinion, computational social science, research methods, and other fields. His current projects include the relationship between media consumption and conspiracy beliefs, and explorations of political images in digital games.

Stephen Farnsworth – professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. He authored or co-authored nine books dedicated to the presidency and communication. In the Spring 2024, Prof. Farnsworth is the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the American Studies Center.

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.


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)