dr Ludmiła Janion

email: l.janion@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 102

Office hours: Mondays, 11:30 – 12:30

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). In her doctoral dissertation, she analyzed the westernization of discourses of gender nonconformity during the transition era in Poland. She has published in Central Europe and Sexualities.

Role at the ASC

ASC Mobility Coordinator
Member of the ASC Gender/Sexuality Working Group


Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship 2016


“The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Drag Queen: Westernization of
Cross-Dressing in 1990s Poland.” Sexualities 23, no. 7 (October 2020): 1179–98.

“Nie popadajmy w przesadę z tą równością – płeć mózgu, heteronorma
i mistyka naukowości.” Adeptus 11 (2018): 1–20.

“Global Gay and Soviet Queen: Polish Transformation and Discourses of Homosexual Gender Variance.” Central Europe 15, no. 1–2 (2017): 35–44.

Courses (selected)

Discourse Analysis

Critical Media Studies

Key Methods in American Studies

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies

American History and Society

Hobbies/non-academic interests

Cycling, jogging, and Nordic skiing.