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.

Year 2023/2024

April 26: Bad Gays and They/Them Armies: Homonationalism and its Backlash

April 16, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a lecture by Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey, the hosts of Bad Gays, “a podcast about evil and complicated queers in history” and the authors of Bad Gays: A Homosexual History.

Year 2023/2024

April 26-27: Status Quo/Status Queer

April 16, 2024

The aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for MA and BA students at the American Studies Center and Institute of Applied Social Sciences to present their research projects and facilitate an exchange of inspiring ideas.

Year 2023/2024

April 16: Screening of Nostalgia and Elegy in the Streets by Jim Hubbard

April 16, 2024

Join us for a screening of films by Jim Hubbard, who has been making experimental films about lesbian and gay activism and community building since the mid-1970s. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with the filmmaker.

Year 2023/2024

15 Kwietnia: Monstrualna Kobieta kontra Patriarchat: Czy “horror ciąża” to nowy wyraz kobiecej siły?

April 15, 2024

Drogie Osoby Studenckie, serdecznie zapraszamy na kolejne wydarzenie Sekcji Studenckiej Pracowni Gender/Sexuality! Na najbliższym spotkaniu dowiemy się, czy dekonstrukcja patriarchalnych wyobrażeń na temat ciąży jest możliwa oraz jak współczesna kultura audiowizualna odbiera dwoistość tożsamości, jaką dotknięte są ciężarne.

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 15: Film, AIDS, Activism: Culture Engagements that Move

April 15, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a lecture in the American Studies Colloquium Series in the 2023/2024 Spring semester! This talk will look at the structures of feeling that guide notions of kinship in AIDS activist video works from the earliest years of the AIDS epidemic of the United States.