Dr. Ewa Antoszek

Dr. Ewa Antoszek


M.A. – 2002 – American Studies, Smith College, Northampton, USA;

M.A. – 2002 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin – Black Experience of Feminity, Motherhood, and Political Activism in the Autobiographical Writings of the 1960s

Ph.D. – 2010 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin – Out of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana Writings


2003 – “Democracy and Diversity. Graduate Summer Institute” Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University, New York, NY, USA

2005 – EAAS Transatlantic Grant for postgraduate students, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2005 – HCA Spring Academy 2005 in American History, Culture and Politics, Heidelberg, Germany

2007 – a stipend from the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

2009 – search query at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin

2012 – Salzburg Global Seminar – SSASA Symposium Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the US and Europe Today.

Guest lectures:

June 2014 – Visiting professor at University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

Major publications

“Redefining Chicana Womanhood, Family and Community in Terri de la Pena’s L.A. Novels.” Messages, Sages, and Ages. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on British and American Studies. Editura Universitatii Suceava, 2006.

 “The City as a Place of Dialogue, Negotiation and Struggle in Terri de la Pena and Mona Ruiz.” Lubelskie Materialy Neofilologiczne Nr 29, 2006.

 “Being a Chicana – Moving Forward While Looking Back.” Conformity and Resistance in America, eds. Jacek Gutorow and Tomasz Lebiecki. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

 “John Fowles’s The Magus as a Postmodernist Novel.” The Craft of Interpretation: The English Canon, eds. Anna Kedra-Kardela and Leszek S. Kolek, Chelm 2007

 Review of Marc Priewe’s Writing Transit: Refiguring National Imaginaries in Chicana/o Narratives in AAA Band 333 (2008), heft 1 pp 159- 63.

 “Journeying in: Self-definition Travels in Selected Works by Viramontes and Cisneros.” Selected Papers in British and American Literature and Culture. Conference Proceedings. eds. Piotr Skurowski and Miroslaw Aleksander Miernik. Instytut Anglistyki UW, 2009 pp.37-53.

“Marianismo and Malinchismo: the Role of Sexuality in the Production of Disfigured Images of Chicanas in Face of an Angelby Denise Chavez.” (Mis)reading America. American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions. eds. Jerzy Durczak and Paweł Frelik. Universitas, 2011.

“Re-constructing the Matrix – Negotiating Chicana Lesbian identity in Terri de la Pena’s Novels.” In Other Words: Dialogizing Postcoloniality, Race and Ethnicity. eds. Ewa B. Łuczak, Justyna Wierzchowska, Joanna Ziarkowska. Peter Lang, 2012.

Out of the Margins: Identity Formation in Contemporary Chicana Writings. Peter Lang, 2012.

“Inne bębny: różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiej” ed., Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2013.

“Constructing Nomadic Identities – the Role(s) of the Border in Escandon’s Esperanza’s Box of Saints” in Americascapes: Americans in/and Their Diverse Sceneries, Wydawnictwo KUL, 2013.

“Transnational Identity Formation in Cisneros’s Caramelo, or Puro Cuento.” Crossing the Borders of Imagination, Bibioteca Benjamin Franklin, UAH Madrid, 2014.

“La Línea vs. La Fontera – Representations of the Border in Grande’s Across a Hundred Mountains.” A View from Elsewhere: Proceedings of the International Conference, June 20–23, 2014, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. Ed. Marcel Arbeit and Roman Trušník. Olomouc: Palacký University Olomouc, 2014. 195–214.

A Review of Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May, eds. La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence. European Journal of American Studies. 2015. 2.


ethnic literature, women’s studies


Membership in scholarly societies

Polish Association for American Studies

European Association for American Studies

The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association


Collegium for African American Research

E-mail: antoszek@umcs.edu.pl