Congratulations to a team led by Prof. Tomasz Basiuk that has just received a prestigious grant from the National Science Center!

The project, “Queer Theory in Transit. Reception, Translation, and Production in Polish and German Contexts,” will be carried out in cooperation with a Humboldt University Berlin team led by Prof. Eveline Kilian and researchers from Austria and Canada. The project uses Edward Said’s concept of “travelling theory” to investigate the production, reception, and translation of queer theory in Poland and Germany, particularly in terms of the challenges of adapting US-based concepts to the local European contexts. The ASC team includes Prof. Karolina Krasuska, Dr. Ludmiła Janion, Dr. Anna Kurowicka, and Dr. Krystyna Mazur.

The complete results of this OPUS LAP call can be found here.

Erasmus annoucements

Applications for Erasmus+ 2023/2024 are now open!

January 27, 2023

As an ASC student, you may spend up to two semesters in one study-cycle studying abroad. Apply for Erasmus+ until February 26!

Year 2022/2023

January 25: Meeting with the authors of “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe”

January 20, 2023

Meet the authors of the book “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe.” We are going to talk about how folklore still inspires artists, the process of creating illustrations and publications, and how folk art can be used in contemporary art.

Year 2022/2023

February 24: American Leadership in the war in Ukraine: Indonesian Perspective

January 20, 2023

Leadership Research Group has a pleasure of inviting all scholars and students to a conversation on the non-Western perspective on the war in Ukraine. Our guest will be Agastya Wardhana from Airlangga University and he will speak about the American leadership in the war in Ukraine from an Indonesian perspective.


Blue Book traineeship programme

January 19, 2023

Apply for a 5-month paid Blue Book traineeships at the European Commission starting in October 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 19: Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

January 19, 2023

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk by Selma Bidlingmaier examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. It focuses specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.