dr hab. Karolina Krasuska

email: karolinakrasuska@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 2.036

Office hours in Spring semester 2023/24:
Fridays, 15:00-16:00

Educated in Poland, Germany, and the United States, Karolina Krasuska is Associate Professor (adiunkt) and the founder 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 was awarded the University of Warsaw Teaching Award in humanities (2017). Prof. Krasuska initiated the American Studies Colloquium Series at the ASC (2010) and is the founding director of the Gender/Sexuality Research Group (2016). Her research has been funded by multiple grants and awards and her most recent publication is her third monograph Soviet-Born: The Afterlives of Migration in Jewish American Fiction (2024) from Rutgers University Press.

Prof. Krasuska welcomes PhD and MA projects in gender/queer studies, transnational literature and culture, Jewish American literature and culture.

Role at the ASC

Member of the Gender/Sexuality Research Group
Member of the IAIE Teaching Council


Modern Language Association, Jewish American Literature Forum, board member, 2024-2029

Preludium BIS, National Centre of Science grant, “Affective Poetics: Manifestos and Women’s
Rhetorical Strategies, 1970-2020,” 2023-2027

Association for Jewish Studies, Gender/Sexualtiy Division, co-chair, 2022-2024

Mentor, Paula Hyman Mentorship Program, Association for Jewish Studies, 2020-2021

Sonata, National Centre of Science grant, “Migrant Memory: Post-Soviet Jewish American Literature,” 2019-2023

2018 University of Warsaw Rector’s Annual Teaching Award in the Humanities (sole recipient)

Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for outstanding young scholars, 2010

Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2004-2007


Poradzieckie: Najnowsza migracyjna literatura żydowska w Stanach Zjednoczonych [Post-Soviet: Recent Jewish American Literature of Migration]. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo IBL PAN, 2021.

Post-Soviet Migrant Memory of the Holocaust.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture, edited by Victoria Aarons and Phyllis Lassner, 251-266. New York: Palgrave, 2020.

Gendering the Holocaust Gallery in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.European Journal of Women’s Studies, Special issue: Gendered memory, 26:3 (2019): 247-260.

Narratives of Generationality in 21st-Century Jewish North American Literature: Krauss, Bezmozgis, Kalman,” Eastern European Jewish Affairs, Special issue: The New Wave of Russian Jewish American Culture, 46.3 (2016): 285-310.

Women and the Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges, edited by Andrea Peto, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krasuska, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo IBL PAN, 2015.

Jaki gender jest, każdy widzi: podstawowe terminy” [Don’t you know what gender is?: Basic concepts]. In Gender: Przewodnik Krytyki Politycznej, edited by Krytyka Polityczna, 46-54. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej, 2014. 

Płeć i naród: Trans/lokacje. Maria Komornicka/Piotr Odmieniec Włast, Else Lasker-Schüler, Mina Loy [Gender and nation: Trans/locations. Maria Komornicka/Piotr Odmieniec Włast, Else Lasker-Schüler, Mina Loy]. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo IBL PAN, 2012.

Judith Butler. Uwikłani w płeć [Gender Trouble], trans. Karolina Krasuska. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej, 2008.

Courses (selected)

Keywords for Cultural Studies

Making Memories: Literature, Culture, Environment

Introduction to Gender/Sexuality Studies

Masculinities in Literary Modernism 

Approaching Jewishness at the Turn of the 21st Century: Culture, Literature, Film 

Jewishness in American Literature

Curriculum vitae (PDF)