dr Karolina Krasuska

email: karolinakrasuska@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 307

Office hours: Office hours: Wednesdays, 13:00 – 14:00

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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.

Role at the ASC

Founding director of the research group (pracownia) Gender/Sexuality

Achievements

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

Sonata, National Centre of Science grant, “Migrant Memory: Post-Soviet Jewish American Literature,” 2019-2022

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

Publications

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)