Due to the bilateral agreement between University of Warsaw and University of Florida, Gainesville the American Studies Center offers two stipends for a 2023/2024 fall or spring semester at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The stipend involves a fee waiver. Other costs (travel and accommodation, J-visa, health insurance) are to be covered by the student.

How to apply?

Applications that involve:

  • a CV
  • a motivation statement
  • a transcript of records in English (“karta przebiegu studiów” from USOS)
  • a signed “pozwolenie na wyjazd” form (please, note that for now, you do not need to collect the Head of the Educational Unit’s signature)
  • a signed RODO agreement form
  • and any other documents which you think could be useful in the recruitment process (e.g. a certificate TOEFL iBT 80, TOEFL PBT 550, IELTS 6.0, MELAB 7 or Verbal GRE 140).

should be submitted by e-mail to ASC Mobility Coordinator Dr. Ludmiła Janion (l.janion@uw.edu.pl) by February 26, 2023. Please send all documents in one e-mail.

B.A. and M.A. students may apply. The person granted the stipend will be required to provide a Covid vaccination certificate and a bank statement in English, confirming min. 6,000 USD (or equivalent in PLN or EUR) on their bank account.

More information on courses at the website of the hosting university.

The ASC Mobility Coordinator will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have, so feel free to contact her by email.


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.