The ASC’s Gender/Sexuality Research Group is proud to share the third (and final, for now) season of our very own podcast! “Oswoić gender,” hosted by Dr. Anna Kurowicka and Dr. Marta Usiekniewicz, aims to present research in gender and sexuality studies done at the University of Warsaw. 

In the eight-episode series we cover topics ranging from the intersection of medical anthropology and gender studies, animal studies and feminist theories as seen by the youngest gender studies researchers, genre literature studies, masculinities in Polish literature, gender and migration, diversity and equality strategies at the university, as well as the challenges of writing histories of problematic queer figures.

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Each new episode will be released on Wednesday, announced on the ASC’s social media, and available on platforms including Spotify, Podcasters, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. Episodes will be also published on the Gender/Sexuality Research Group’s dedicated website, which will be launched soon.

The aim of this (mostly) Polish language podcast is to acquaint listeners with the diversity of research conducted within gender and sexuality studies. In each episode we show how the issues of gender and sexuality are manifested in cultural and social life. We also promise a good dose of humor and recommendations, because what would a popular science podcast be without homework?

This season will feature a slew of informative and entertaining conversations with Julia Kubisa, Magdalena Radkowska-Walkowicz, and ASC’s own Przemysław Górecki, Aleksandra Malinowska, Anna Grzybowska. Season three includes three book club episodes with Agnieszka Kotwasińska, Karolina Krasuska, and Marta Usiekniewicz herself, who are talking about their new books. The final special episode of the season is an English-language conversation with Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, author of “Bad Gays: A Homosexual History,” hosts of the Bad gays podcast, and keynote speakers at our upcoming student conference “Status quo/Status queer.”

The podcast was made possible by funding from the “Promotion of scientific research in the public domain” project under the Excellence Initiative Research University program at the University of Warsaw.

Julia Machnowska was responsible for the sound production and editing, while Magdalena Sowul provided the studio space and music.


Changes in Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours schedule

June 26, 2024

Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska will be available in the office on Tuesday (2 July 2024), 1:30-3:30 pm and online (ZOOM) on Thursday (4 July 2024), 12:00-2:00 pm.

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

June 17, 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.