dr Ludmiła Janion
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.
Role at the ASC
ASC Mobility Coordinator
Member of the ASC Gender/Sexuality Working Group
Principal Investigator, Neoliberalization of Male Sexuality in the Transition Era, a project founded by IDUB: Excellence Initiative: Research University (2021-2022)
Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship 2016
“Transsexuality” and gender ratio in Poland: A case study on the East/West dichotomy. Journal of Homosexuality. Published online: 16 May 2022.
“Homosexual men whose lives turned out unsuccessful”: Polish aunties in the transition era.” Text and Performance Quarterly. Published online: 03 Mar 2022.
“The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Drag Queen: Westernization of Cross-Dressing in 1990s Poland.” Sexualities 23, no. 7 (October 2020): 1179–98.
“Global Gay and Soviet Queen: Polish Transformation and Discourses of Homosexual Gender Variance.” Central Europe 15, no. 1–2 (2017): 35–44.
Critical Media Studies
Key Methods in American Studies
Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
American History and Society
Cycling, jogging, and Nordic skiing