Education and teaching

Education:

M.A. in English, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, 2001

Ph.D. in American literature, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, 2006

D.Litt. in American literature, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, 2018

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Invited lectures and other academic activities:

* 2020. 01. 15. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A seminar for graduate students about “American identities and their culinary negotiations”

* 2019. 08. 23. Columbia, South Carolina, USA. An invited guest lecture at the Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina. The title of the lecture: “The Dirty South and the poetics of healthy eating.” Inviting professor: Robert Brinkmeyer

* 2019. 08. 19. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. An invited guest lecture at the College of Charleston titled: “Southern eating establishments as sites of pollution.” Inviting professor: Robert Westerfelhaus

* 2019. 02. 10-16. Cleveland, Mississippi, USA. Erasmus+ exchange at Delta State University. Apart from classes taught at Division of Languages and Literature, three open lectures at DSU: “Soul rebels redux, or how hip hop artists challenge their culinary heritage,” “Culinary History of Poland,” and “The cultural transformations of soul food.”

* 2019. 01. 10. Lublin, Poland. “Polish Culture Through the Kitchen Window,” a lecture given to students and professors from University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, USA) participating in the program “John Paul II in His Polish Context,” organized by The Open University of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

* 2018. 10. 22. Warsaw, Poland. An invited lecture: “Appetite for life: the culinary landscape of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening” at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw.

* 2018. 10. 22-23. Warsaw, Poland. Biomedical Humanities: 21st-century American Perspectives on Literature and Culture, 4th Methodologies in American Studies Workshopfor doctoral candidates organized at the University of Warsaw. Invitation to give a workshop: “Aporkalypse: whatever happened to soul food” http://workshop.paas.org.pl

* 2018. 01. 11. Lublin, Poland. “Polish Culture Through the Kitchen Window,” a lecture given to students and professors from University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, USA) participating in the program “John Paul II in His Polish Context,” organized by The Open University of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

* 2014. 07. 28. London, Great Britain. Summer Scholars Seminar Series at the British Library organized by Eccles Centre for American Studies. Lecture: “Semiotics of foodways and identity in American movies.”

* 2011. 05. 13. – Santiago de Compostela, Spain. An invited lecture “Chicana femininity: feet, windows, and fairy tales in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street” at the School of Languages and Literatures of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Inviting professor: Constante Gonzáles Groba.

* 2011. 05. 9-16. – Vigo, Spain. Lectures and classes about American ethnic women’s writing within the LLP/Erasmus programme, at the University of Vigo.

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Teaching experience

MA and BA seminars on American literature and/or culture

History of American Literature

Introduction to Literary Studies

Theory of literature

American Culture

American Short Story Classics

Literature of the American South

Practical English Classes (vocabulary, conversations)