Urszula Chowaniec: CV

Curriculum vitae

Urszula Magdalena Chowaniec
Ursula.Chowaniec at uta.fi
Date and place of birth: 17th of May 1976, Poland;

Academic posts:
• 1.8.2005-31.05.2007: Lecturer in Polish language and literature at University of Tampere, Finland
• 2004-2005: Teaching assistant at Gender Studies; Department of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University, Poland
• 2003 - 2004 : Teaching assistant, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London, Great Britain
• 2002 - 2004: Researcher, British Library and School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies. Project: “Polish Underground Publishing 1978-1989”, Great Britain

Academic education:
• March 2007 : Ph.D. researcher: beginning of the Ph.D. project at the Slavonic Department, University of Tampere, Finland
• 2004 -2000: Ph.D. (FL) in Polish Literature, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Ph.D. thesis: Woman in Search for Herself: Irena Krzywicka Early Writings of 1930s. Completed in June 2004
• 2002-1999: M.A. in Politics, Journalist Specialisation; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
• 2000-1995: M.A. in Polish Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland;

• Polish: native language
• English: fluent
• Russian: good
• French: good
• Finnish: beginners

Participation in Projects, Networks, Discussion Groups:
• Polish and Russian Women’s Writing in Transformation: Generation, National Identity and the Body (PURU). Research project funded by Emil Aaltonen Foundation (1.06. 2007- 31.05.2010), Co-ordinator Marja Rytkonen, University of Tampere, School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies, Russian Language and Culture.
• Forms of Pessimism in Polish Prose After 1985. Program: Mistrz: Co-ordinator: Prof. Jerzy Jarzębski, 8 members, Jagiellonian University. Poland (initiative for writing a series of essays on Polish literature and notion of pessimism, 2006-2009);
• Intimacy Network: (free initiative for co-operating among scholars working on Slavonic Literatures), University of Tuebingen (2006-)
• Informal Discussion Group: organized by Marja Rytkonen (Slavonic Philology, UT), Urszula Chowaniec (Slavonic Philology, UT), and Tuija Koivunen (Social Sciences, UT), reading of the modern literary and social theory, University of Tampere (2006-2007).