Joanna Niżyńska

Joanna Niżyńska is Associate Professor of Polish Literature and Culture at the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Her current research focuses on cultural memory in post-communist Poland. She is the author of The Kingdom of Insignificance: Miron Białoszewski and the Quotidian, the Queer, and the Traumatic (Northwestern UP, 2013), co-editor of Germany, Poland, and Postmemorial Relations: In Search of a Livable Past (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Being Poland: A New History of Literature and Culture since 1918 (University of Toronto Press, 2018), an 800+ page interdisciplinary volume written, which received the 2019 AATSEEL Award for the “Best Edited Scholarly Volume.”  She is currently working on a book project investigating the post-1989 Polish-Jewish memory of the 1968 antisemitic campaign for which she received a US Scholar Fulbright Fellowship.  

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