Faculty & Staff

ASC Faculty


dr hab. Grzegorz Kość, prof. ucz.

ASC Director


Room 1.027

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 13:00 – 15:00 and by appointment

Associate Professor of English, Kość is the author of two critical books, Robert Lowell: Uncomfortable Epigone of the Grands Maîtres (Peter Lang, 2005) and Robert Frost’s Political Body (Camden House, 2014). Recently, he has contributed essays to Papers on Language and Literature, Partial Answers, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and College Literature. In 2009 Kość was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago; he has been a recipient of three OPUS research grants from the National Science Center Poland. He has co-edited, with Steven Gould Axelrod, a new edition of Robert Lowell’s autobiographical prose, his Memoirs, for Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2022). Also he has coedited, with Thomas Austenfeld of Fribourg University, Switzerland, Robert Lowell in Context for Cambridge University Press (April 2024). Presently, he is working, with Steven Axelrod, on an edition of Robert Lowell’s Essays, also for FSG. [full profile]

dr Małgorzata Gajda-Łaszewska

ASC Counselor for Students’ Affairs


Room 1.043

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/2024:
Tuesdays, 11:45-12:45, 15:00-16:00 online via ZOOM, book your appointment at Doodle
Thursdays, 12:00-14:00, room 1.043

Her research interests include functioning of myths and stereotypes in culture and their representation in the media, war in culture, war propaganda, mass culture phenomena, advertising role in American culture, commercial culture, American art at the turn of the 20th century. She teaches courses on American media and democracy, advertising and consumer culture. [full profile]

dr hab. Tomasz Basiuk, prof. ucz.

Director of the Institute of the Americas and Europe (IAiE)


Room 1.027

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00

Prof. Basiuk’s research interests include contemporary American fiction and life writing, critical theory, and queer studies. He has authored two monographs and edited or co-edited six volumes and special journal issues in American studies and in gender and sexuality studies. He is a founding co-editor of InterAlia, a queer studies e-journal established in 2006. He was PI in a HERA-funded queer history project (“CRUSEV”) and is a Fulbright alumnus. Principal Investigator, “Queer Theory in Transit: Reception, Translation and Production of Queer Theory in Polish and German Academic Contexts (QueerIt),” a projected funded by NCN and DfG, 2023-2026. He served as ASC director and as president of the Polish Association for American Studies and has been serving as director of the Institute of the Americas and Europe, of which the ASC is a part, since 2016. [full profile]

dr hab. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska

Director for Students’ Affairs of the Institute of the Americas and Europe (IAiE) – Head of the Educational Unit


Room 2.038

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
by appointment

Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska is a historian and Associate Professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. She specializes in 20th-century social and cultural history of the United States and Poland. Her areas of research include: women’s and gender history, transnational history of reproduction and public health, and history of social movements (particularly birth control, eugenic, and anti-abortion movements). Currently Professor Kuźma is the Principal Investigator in the National Science Center OPUS research grant “Polish Immigrant and Second Generation Women in the United States: Private and Intimate Lives (1890-1940)” and a Co-Investigator in the grant “Catholicizing Reproduction, Reproducing Catholicism: Activist Practices and Intimate Negotiations in Poland, 1930-present” also funded by the National Science Center OPUS grant. [full profile]

dr Clifford Angell Bates, prof. ucz.


Room 2.036

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Mondays, 13:00 – 14:00, 16:30 – 18:00

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 14:30

I am an American, born in Rhode Island. I am a political scientist, whose focus is the history of political philosophy/theory, with subspecializations in comparative politics, International relations, literature and politics, and American Constitutional Thought and Institutional History. My first book was on Aristotle’s Best Regime (LSU 2004), and the 2nd book is The Centrality of the Regime for Political Science (WUW, 2016). I am very much interested in the intersection between human biological nature, human institutions, and environmental forces that come to shape the political and social forces of humanity.  I am working on two projects: the question of formation of state structures (and concepts) and their viability over time and my exhaustive commentary on Aristotle’s Regime Science. [full profile]

dr hab. Włodzimierz Batóg, prof. ucz.


Room 3.057

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:00

Wednesdays, 13:30 – 15:00

Professor of history at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw, Batog authored two research books of American radical Left: Wywrotowcy? Komunistyczna Partia USA we wczesnym okresie zimnej wojny, 1945 – 1954 (Subversives? Communist Party USA in the early Cold War, 1945 – 1954), and Protesty studentów uniwersytetów Ivy League przeciw wojnie wietnamskiej, 1965 – 1970 (Protests of Ivy League university students against the war i Vietnam, 1965 – 1970). His third book, on Billy Graham’s visit to Poland in 1978 (Mosty wzajemnego zrozumienia. Wizyta Billy’ego Grahama w Polsce w październiku 1978 roku; Bridges of Mutual Understanding. Billy Graham’s Visit to Poland in October 1978) is forthcoming from the University of Warsaw Press. He received research grants to Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and the United States to Boston College, New York University, the Library of Congress and National Archives. His research interests include American social history and American radical left. He is now working on articles on eugenic aspects of immigration to the United States. [full profile]

dr hab. Elżbieta Bekiesza-Korolczuk


Room 3.030

Elżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is a sociologist, working at Södertörn University in Stockholm and American Studies Center, Warsaw University. Her research interests involve: gender, social movements and civil society. She published numerous texts, e.g. on the women’s movement and its relation with neoliberalism, on new forms of citizenship, politicization of reproduction and anti-gender mobilization in Poland and abroad. Most recent publications include two edited volumes: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland co-edited with Kerstin Jacobsson (Berghahn Books, 2017), Rebellious Parents: Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia co-edited with Katalin Fábián (Indiana University Press, 2017), and a monograph co-authored with Agnieszka Graff Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment (Routledge 2021). [full profile]

dr Jędrzej Burszta

email: jburszta@uw.edu.pl 

Room 3.053

Office Hours in Fall semester 2023/2024: Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:30

Cultural studies scholar, ethnographer, Assistant Professor at the American Studies Center. Jędrzej Burszta received his M.A. degrees in cultural studies (Institute of Polish Culture, UW) and American studies (American Studies Center, UW). In 2019 he received his doctoral degree in cultural studies from the SWPS University in Warsaw for a dissertation examining the queer history of American science fiction literature. His research interests include American popular and alternative culture, speculative fiction, retrofuturism, queer studies, ethnography of memory. He has worked in research projects investigating queerness in Polish history and society. At the American Studies Center, he offers courses about popular culture, science fiction and fantasy, queer theory, cultural studies and anthropology. [full profile]

dr Héctor Calleros Rodriguez


Room 3.034

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Fridays, 10:00-11:00

Dr. Calleros is a lecturer and researcher at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw. His research is centred on the analysis of political processes, social conflicts and ethnicity. On Political Institutions, his focus is on the role of the legislature within constitutional democracy. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bucharest´s Research Institute and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Warsaw´s Institute of International Relations. He has provided advice on public policy (conflict resolution, human rights, transparency and elections) in Mexico. Trained as a Political Scientist, Dr. Calleros obtained a B.A. from UNAM´s School of Political and Social Sciences. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leeds (U.K.) and received his M.A. in Legislative Studies from the University of Hull (U.K.). Dr. Calleros has conducted fieldwork in the United States, Spain, Poland, Rumania, Mexico and the United Kingdom. [full profile]

dr Matthew Chambers

Editor-in-chief of The New Americanist


Room 3.057

On leave

Matthew Chambers is an associate professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. He was recently the recipient of an individual MSCA mobility scholarship as part of the European Commission’s “Seal of Excellence” initiative where he received funding for two years to research archival materials at the University of Reading. His monographs include Modernism, Periodicals, and Cultural Poetic(Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and London and the Modernist Booksho(Cambridge University Press 2020). He has articles and reviews published in Modernism/modernity, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, The Review of English Studies, Transatlantica: Revue d’Etudes Américaines, and The Modernist Review, and forthcoming publications on Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company with Modernism/modernity and Brill. In 2018, he founded the Writing Lab at the American Studies Center, which provides tutoring on writing for all ASC students. [full profile]

dr Małgorzata Durska


Room 3.030

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Wednesdays, 14:45-15:45

Sociologist and economist. The recipient of numerous scholarship programs, e.g. Fulbright (Indiana University and New York University), Erasmus Sigma and U.S. Department of State. Academic researcher and lecturer at Executive MBA programs, consultant in business communication and business culture with a 3-year experience in international advertising company at the position of a Creative Director. For many years served as a Deputy Director of the Institute of the Americas and Europe, a coordinator of academic mobility, and a coordinator of Polish-American Entrepreneurship Program. Co-founder and the first director of Polish Professional Women Network. Translator of business culture books. Currently serves as an Executive Director of the Polish Business Roundtable. Privately: a mother of two grown-ups, traveler, blogger, cyclist, vegetarian and a maniac of good cinema. Major research interests: American business culture, organizational cultures, gender issues in business, emotional history of American business. [full profile]

dr Alicja Fijałkowska-Myszyńska


Room 3.034

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Mondays, 09:45-10:45

Dr. Alicja Fijałkowska-Myszyńska holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, M.A. in International Relations and M.A. in Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies. She is a member of PTSL, IPSA, LASA and SLAS and cooperates with research networks IAFOR and Red Internacional de Ciencias Sociales. She taught at the universities in Turkey, Spain and Mexico. In recent years she was awarded the Kosciuszko Foundation Research Fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles, 200th Anniversary Medal of the University of Warsaw and Scholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young researchers. Her research interests are: Hemispheric Studies, US and Latin American Politics, Inter-American Relations, Political Communication, Mass Media, Social Networks, Latin American Soccer. [full profile]

dr hab. Paweł Frelik, prof. ucz.


Room 2.038

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 15:00-16:00

Book appointments or email for other times.

Paweł Frelik’s teaching and research interests include science fiction, audiovisual media (film, television, video games, music video), and unpopular culture. He has published widely in these fields, serves on the boards of Science Fiction Studies (USA), Extrapolation (USA/UK), and Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (UK), and is the co- editor of the New Dimensions in Science Fiction book series at the University of Wales Press. In 2013-2014, he was President of the Science Fiction Research Association (USA), the first in the organization’s history from outside North America. He now serves as President of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (USA). In 2017, he was the first non-Anglophone recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award. [full profile]

dr Marcin Gajek


Room 3.028

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Wednesdays, 12:00-13:00

Political scientist and americanist. Holds double MA in political science and American studies received from University of Warsaw and Ph. D. in political science obtained at Polish Academy of Science. Former Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at Collegium Civitas; currently assistant professor at American Studies Center (University of Warsaw). His research interests include history of political thought and political philosophy – especially republican tradition, American political thought – and theory of democracy as well as American political system. Alumnus of the Tertio Millennio Institute and Study of the U. S. Institute for American Political Thought. Scholar visits at Stanford University, University of Massachusetts and Charles University in Prague. Published at Zoon Politikon, Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies, Political Studies Review, Studia Territorialia. [full profile]

dr William Glass, prof. ucz.


Room 3.032

William Glass earned degrees in history from Centre College (BA) and Emory University (MA, PhD) and studied church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He teaches courses on American history, religion, race, and cinema. His research interests center on American Protestantism, the American South, and the use films as cultural documents. His research has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has been a Fulbright Fellow in Poland. He has published essays in The Journal of Church and State, Film & History, Jewish Social Studies, and contributed entries for American National Biography and the Encyclopedia of Southern Religion. [full profile]

dr hab. Agnieszka Graff, prof. ucz.


Room 3.030

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Wednesdays, 12:00-13:00

Agnieszka Graff, a graduate of Amherst College and Oxford University, holds a PhD in literature (2000) and a postdoctoral degree (habilitacja) in cultural studies (2014), both granted by University of Warsaw. Her research interests include gender studies, feminist history, nationalism and public discourse on gender. Her articles have appeared in Signs, East European Politics and Societies, Public Culture, Feminist Studies, European Journal of Women’s Studies and many collected volumes. She is the author of four books of feminist essays in Polish: Świat bez kobiet (2001, 2011, 2021); Rykoszetem (2008), Magma (2010), Matka feministka (2014). Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment, a monograph co-authored with Elżbieta Korolczuk, is forthcoming with Routledge in 2021. [full profile]

dr Ludmiła Janion

ASC Mobility Coordinator


Room 3.055

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 13:45 – 14:45

Ludmiła Janion is a cultural studies scholar, an Assistant Professor at the American Studies Center. Her research and teaching interests include media, gender, and sexuality studies. Ludmiła Janion received her M.A. degrees in philosophy (Institute of Philosophy, UW) and American studies (American Studies Center, UW) and her Ph.D. in cultural studies (“Artes Liberales”, UW). Her research on the westernization of discourses of gender nonconformity during the transition era in Poland has been published in Central Europe, Sexualities, and Text and Performance Quarterly, while the first results of her current project on the neoliberalisation of heterosexuality can be found in Feminist Media Studies. She is a member of the QueerIt research group, where she investigates the reception of queer theory in Polish feminist thought.  [full profile]

dr Agnieszka Kotwasińska


Room 3.053

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:

On sabbatical leave

Agnieszka Kotwasińska holds M.A. degrees from the Institute of English Studies and American Studies Center, the University of Warsaw. In 2017 she received her doctoral degree in literary studies from the University of Warsaw. In her doctoral dissertation she analyzed transformations of American families and kinship structures in contemporary horror fiction by women. Since 2012 she has been working at American Studies Center, where she offers courses in American literature, genre literature, horror cinema, and new media. She specializes in Gothic and horror studies, gender studies and queer theory, and feminist new materialism(s). Her current research interests center on literary and film canon formation, embodiment in the so-called low genres, reproduction of death in horror narratives, weird fiction(s) and schizoanalysis. [full profile]

dr hab. Karolina Krasuska


Room 3.055

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Thursdays, 15:00-16:00

Educated in Poland, Germany, and the United States, Karolina Krasuska is Associate Professor (adiunkt) and the founding director of the Gender/Sexuality Research Group. Her research and teaching areas include: cultural theory, memory studies, gender studies, and twenty- and twenty-first century literature, including Jewish American literature. Dynamic, student-centered and socially engaged teaching constitutes the core of her pedagogy. She initiated the American Studies Colloquium Series at the ASC (2010) and was awarded the University of Warsaw Teaching Award in humanities (2017). Recipient of multiple scholarships and grants, currently she is working on her second book project on post-Soviet migrant memory, Jewishness, and American literature, funded by the National Science Center. [full profile]

dr Anna Kurowicka


Room 3.055

Anna Kurowicka received a PhD in cultural studies at the University of Warsaw for a dissertation entitled “Politics of Asexuality. A Critical Analysis of Discourses on Asexualities.” In 2015, she was awarded the Kosciuszko Foundation grant to conduct research at Emory University. She has published on asexuality in Sexualities, Teksty Drugie, and Feminist FormationsHer current research is focused on cultural representations of asexuality, connections between asexuality and queer theory, and asexuality and genderlessness in SF. She is a co-chair of the Gender/Sexuality Research Group and the Speculative Texts and Media Research Group at the ASC. [full profile]

dr Zbigniew Kwiecień


Room 2.036

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Mondays, 12:00-14:00

M.A. from Department of History at the University of Warsaw in Far Eastern Modern Diplomatic History and Ph.D. in American Far Eastern Policy in late 1930’s. Ten years of teaching of Modern and Contemporary History of International Relations in the Institute of History, University of Warsaw as an Assistant Professor and Senior Assistant Professor. Since 1984 in the American Studies Center teaching courses in various aspects of the United States’ history – mostly diplomatic and military. Teaches also Modern and Contemporary World History at the Alexander Gieysztor Academy of Humanities in Pułtusk. Interests – military history and plastic modelling. [full profile]

dr Krystyna Mazur


Room 2.038

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Wednesdays, 12:00-13:00

Krystyna Mazur is an Assistant Professor at the ASC, with degrees from the University of Warsaw (MA) and Cornell University (PhD). She is the author of Poetry and Repetition: Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery (Routlege, 2005), a contributor to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012), and author of articles on poetry, film, and queer studies. She is currently working on two books: a monograph on the filmmaker Barbara Hammer and a collection of essays on Queer Feminist Film. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, and Notre Dame University and the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, a Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship, as well as of a grant from the National Science Foundation. [full profile]

dr Joanna Mąkowska

email: j.makowska@uw.edu.pl

Room 3.053

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Mondays, 13:50-14:50

Joanna Mąkowska holds a PhD in American Literature and is an Assistant Professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. Her research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century literature in the United States and Canada, poetry and poetics, documentary and protest writing, American ecocriticism, posthumanist and feminist theories. She has published in Arizona Quarterly, Modernism/modernity, Women’s Studies, and James Baldwin Review, among other venues. Her work also appeared in many edited collections, most recently in The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the State University of New York at Buffalo (2017-2018) and Kosciuszko Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Duquesne University (2021-2022). She is also a literary critic and translator, publishing in Literatura na Świecie and Dwutygodnik. [full profile]

prof. dr hab. Stanisław Obirek


Room 3.028

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:30

Full professor of humanities, Obirek, a culture anthropologist. He was a visiting professor in Holy Cross College in Worcester MA, and a fellow in St. Louis University. His books include  The Jesuits in the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, 1564-1668 (1996); Winged Mind. Walter Ong’s Anthropology of Word (2010);  with Zygmunt Bauman, On God and Man. Conversations (2013); with Arno Tausch, Global Catholicism, Tolerance and Open Society. An Empirical Study of the Value Systems of Roman Catholics (2020). At present, he is working on a book dealing with global understanding of postsecularism. He is interested in the place of religion in modern cultures, interreligious dialogue, and strategies for overcoming conflicts between different civilizations and cultures. [full profile]

dr Natalia Pamuła


Room 3.053

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Mondays, 14:50-15:50

Assistant Professor at the ASC, graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2018. Her research interests include disability studies, American and Polish literature, gender studies, mad studies, environmental studies, and discard studies. She publishes on the cultural history of disability and representations of disability in Polish literature. She co-edited, with Marta Usiekniewicz and Magdalena Szarota, a special issue of Studia de Cultura 10(1)/2018 devoted to disability studies in Poland. She’s the Polish translator of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, which came out in 2020 with Fundacja Teatr 21. She’s an ally of people with disabilities and she combines academic work with activism. [full profile]

dr Ryszard Schnepf


Room 3.034

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Thursdays, 14:00 – 15:00

Dr. Schnepf is a historian, political scientist and diplomacy practitioner. His main areas of research and academic teaching are global threats and conflicts, US and Latin American politics, history of political and social movements. In his Ph.D. dissertation he focused on political mass movements in 20 c. Latin America and particularly in Venezuela. In1991 he joined Polish diplomacy and served as four times ambassador to different Latin American countries, Spain and finally to the United States. He also held various high level government positions, a deputy foreign affairs minister among them. Developing his academic activity and while on official trips, he taught courses and lectured at many foreign universities and research institutions (U.S., Spain, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Singapore, France, Germany).  As an Assistant Professor at Iberian Studies Department and now at ASC, he intends to combine diplomatic practice with broad knowledge on international relations. His current teaching interests go towards the functioning of American political system and its ongoing changes, U.S. foreign policy (China, Russia, Middle East, N. Korea and Iran), security problems and U.S. – EU relations. Dr. Schnepf is also covering the topics on diplomatic practice, negotiations, diplomatic protocol issues and public activity, such as tv, radio and conference speeches and presentations. [full profile]

dr Renata Siuda-Ambroziak


Room 3.028

On leave

An associate professor, specializing in Cultural and Religious Studies and Polish immigration studies in Brazil. She holds a Post-Doc in Sociology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and specializes in Law of Intellectual Property Protection. She leads Brazilian research groups: “Religions, Faiths and Spirituality in the Context of Health and Healing Processes” (UFSC) and “Poles and Polish Descendants in Brazil” (USP) and has been awarded various research scholarships: Fellow Mundus (2015); CAPES – Brasil (2018); CAPES – Brasil (2019); UERJ research scholarship (2020-2021). She performed research at SUNY Buffalo (2019). She is editor-in-chief of the Revista del CESLA. International Latin American Studies Review, and the author of the monograph Religia w Brazylii. Uwarunkowania społeczno-kulturowe (Religion in Brazil: Socio-Cultural Determinants). [full profile]

mgr Jan Smoleński

email: j.smolenski@uw.edu.pl

Room 3.057

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 12:00-14:00

I am a political scientist specializing in political theory and comparative politics. I teach courses in American Political Thought as well as American politics past and present. In my current research I explore topics of democracy, popular sovereignty, federalism, and constitution of political space. I am finishing my dissertation at the New School for Social Research in which I investigate the conceptual and normative underpinnings of federalism as an alternative to the modern State. As a side project I am investigating colonial and imperial epistemologies and imaginaries embedded in American International Relations theories. Before joining the American Studies Center I was a journalist writing for various outlets (including Krytyka Polityczna and Tygodnik Powszechny) and a communications specialist. [full profile]

dr hab. Anna Sosnowska-Jordanovska


Room 3.032

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Fridays, 15:30-16:30 (by appointment)

Anna Sosnowska is an associate professor of sociology at the American Studies Center. Her research focuses on historical sociology of migrations from Eastern Europe to major American cities of New York City and Chicago in industrial and postindustrial era, and methodology and history of the historical sociological research. She is an author of Polski Greenpoint a Nowy Jork. Gentryfikacja, stosunki etniczne i imigrancki rynek pracy na przełomie XX i XXI wieku, and Explaining Economic Backwardness. Post-war Polish Historians on Eastern Europe, Central European University Press and co-editor of Stan Rzeczy 2021 issue on historical sociology. She was awarded a Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship for 2023. She teaches classes on the US immigration and cities. [full profile]

dr hab. Bohdan Szklarski, prof. ucz.


Room 2.036

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24: Thursdays, 13:30-14:30

Prof. Bohdan Szklarski is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Graduate of the English Institute, Warsaw University and the Department of Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston. In his over 30 years of teaching he has taught at numerous American and Polish Universities. He served as a director of the American Studies Center, Warsaw University in years 2012-2016. Now he is the Head of the Leadership Studies at ASC. He also lectures at Collegium Civitas a non-public college of social sciences. He guest lectured at many universities in USA, China, Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Czech Republic,  Georgia, Vietnam. Prof. Szklarski’s research interests include: political leadership, political communication, American political culture and institutions, comparative politics and political anthropology. Author of over 60 academic publications. He frequently appears as a commentator on American and Polish political events in the media. Privately, a fan of Bruce Springsteen, American football and long walks with his golden retrievers. [full profile]

dr Marta Usiekniewicz

OZN Coordinator


Room 3.053

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 or by an email appointment

Americanist with a Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw, Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center. Her research interests cover gender and sexuality studies, feminism, as well as bodies in culture and art. Her scholarship is intersectional, focusing on gender, class, race, and ability. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Fulbright Junior Research Award. She co-taught one of the first courses on disability studies at the University of Warsaw, and published in InterAlia‘s special issue on disability and illness, Ugly Bodies: Queer Perspectives on Illness, Disability, and Aging. She co-edited, with Natalia Pamuła and Magdalena Szarota, a special issue of Studia de Cultura devoted to disability studies in Poland. Her new book, Food, Consumption, and Masculinity in American Hardboiled Fiction has been published by Palgrave in 2023. She is the co-host of the podcast “Oswoić gender.” [full profile]

prof. dr hab. Marek Wilczyński


Room 3.057

Office hours in Fall semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 15:30-16:30

Full professor of humanities, Marek Wilczyński is interested in the history of American culture and literature of the years 1776-1865, in particular in the region of New England between 1776-1939. He also reads widely on the history of American painting (19th-20th century), literary and cultural theory, postmodern American fiction, and comparative literature (Polish and American). He is an author of The Phantom and the Abyss. Gothic Fiction in America and Aesthetics of the Sublime (1798-1856), over eighty articles, most recently in Beyond Philology, Schulz/Forum, and Kultura Popularna. He’s also edited or coedited four collections of essays. [full profile]

Affiliated Faculty


mgr Bulent Akman
dr Justyna Bartkiewicz-Godlewska
mgr Sonia Blank
mgr Ana Fornet Gómez
mgr Anna Maria Grzybowska
mgr Gabriela Jeleńska
dr hab. Andrzej Kondratowicz, prof. SWPS
dr Blanka Kotlińska
dr Karolina Lebek
mgr Aleksandra Leniarska
dr Emma Oki
dr Koen Potgieter
mgr Alicja Relidzynska
dr Agata Chełstowska
dr Halina Gąsiorowska
dr Izabella Kimak
mgr Sebastian Smoliński
dr Andrzej Turkowski
mgr Ibrahim Mertcan Alcinkaya
dr hab. Jacek Dobrowolski
mgr Antoni Górny
dr hab. Filip Lipiński, prof. UAM
mgr Anna Szapert
dr Krzysztof Ząbecki
mgr Filip Boratyn
dr Agata Waszkiewicz
dr Thomas Matusiak
mgr Marta Skrzydelska
mgr Mateusz Koryciński
mgr Klaudia Wojciechowska
mgr Karolina Seweryn
dr Karolina Kulicka

Visiting Professors

Every semester we host visiting professors from the US and European countries, under the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Program and bilateral exchange agreements with other universities.

Administrative Staff


Agnieszka Pamela Krzywosz

Administrative Officer

Faculty and Staff Office

+48 22 55 333 40

Room 1.029

Aleksandra Gniadzik-Smolińska

Administrative Officer

Office for Students’ Affairs
Student appointments: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 – 14:00 (students with names starting A-Ł)

+48 22 55 333 26

Room 1.039

Agnieszka Żmijewska-Czajka

Administrative Officer

Office for Students’ Affairs
Student appointments: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 – 14:00 (students with names starting M-Ż)

+48 22 55 333 23

Room 1.039

Klaudia Paola Zalewska

USOS Coordinator

+48 22 55 333 41

Room 1.041

Natalia Gajda

Finance Specialist

+48 22 55 333 24

Room 1.048

Iwona Kuryłek

Finance Specialist

+48 22 55 333 24

Room 1.048

Jakub Błoński

PR and Social Media Specialist

+48 731 260 981


Library Staff

Anita Dołęgiewicz

Head of the Library

+48 22 553 3331

Room 2.041

Katarzyna Tomaszewska


+48 22 553 3330

Room 2.041

Wiktoria Grzelak

Junior Librarian

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