dr hab. Tomasz Basiuk, prof. ucz.
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. 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.
Role at the ASC
Director, Institute of the Americas and Europe (of which ASC is a part) since 2016
Director, American Studies Center, 2005 – 2012
Principal Investigator, “Cruising the 1970s: Unearthing pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures” (CRUSEV), a project funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), 2016 – 2019
President, Polish Association for American Studies, 2013 – 2021
President, American Studies Network, 2013 – 2015
Senior Fulbright Research Grantee, The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, 2004 – 2005
“Five Contemporary Polish Artists Engaging with Race.” Art and Race in Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, special issue of Art Margins Online. Contemporary Art Across the Evolving Global Peripheries, 20 Jan. 2021,
“One’s younger self in personal testimony and literary translation.” Queers in State Socialism. Cruising 1970s Poland, edited by Tomasz Basiuk and Jędrzej Burszta, Routledge, 2020, pp. 23 – 32.
„Od niepisanej umowy milczenia do protopolityczności: dyskursywny i sieciowy charakter społeczności osób homoseksualnych w ‘długich latach 70.’ w historii mówionej i epistolografii.” InterAlia: pismo poświęcone studiom queer, 14 (2019): 28 – 50.
“Coming Out in Poland.” European Journal for American Studies. 13.3 (2018).
“LGBTQ and Polish Patriarchy.” Poland’s Memory Wars. Essays on Illiberalism, edited by Jo Harper, Central European University Press, 2018, pp. 196 – 202. [Published also in German and Polish translations.]
Exposures. American Gay Men’s Life Writing since Stonewall, Peter Lang, 2013.
Wielki Gaddis. Realista postmodernistyczny, Świat Literacki, 2003.
Introduction to American Studies
Aspects of American Literary Culture