Born in 1982 in Warsaw. Studied at the Institute of History, University of Warsaw, and Queen’s University in Belfast (Socrates-Erasmus); MA (Hons) 2006. MA dissertation devoted to the image of marriage in 10th and 11th century hagiographic sources written under Prof. Roman Michałowski’s supervision; the dissertation was published in the Fasciculi Historici Novi series. Scholarship from the Minister of National Education. Doctoral student in 2006-2011 at the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw. “Start” scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science during the work on the PhD thesis; summer semester of the 2008-2009 academic year spent at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel on a scholarship from the Bonn-based KAAD Foundation. PhD with honours awarded in 2011. PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Roman Michałowski, was devoted to the role of women in the Piast dynasty until the mid-12th century. It won an award of the Prime Minister of Poland and was published in the “FNP Monograph” series. 2011-2012: research fellow at the Department of History, University of Notre Dame (Garstka Fellowship), currently post-doc at the Institute of History, Adam Mickiewicz University – National Science Centre post-doctoral internship and research devoted to Queen Richeza. Other scholarships: Homing Plus programme of the Foundation for Polish science and Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarship for young scholars. Until the end of the 2014-2015 academic year on research leave from the Institute of History, University of Warsaw.
Research interests: early Middle Ages in Poland and the world, social role of women, queenship, ideology of power, hagiography and the cult of saints, the cult of the Virgin Mary, monasticism.
Since 2006 member of the editorial board of the "Więź" quarterly.
Poland in the Middle Ages - presentations:
1st lecture (Oct 5th) - Introduction, before the beginning
2nd lecture (Oct 12th) - Mieszko I and Boleslaw the Brave
3rd lecture (Oct 19th and 26th) - The crisis and the second monarchy
4th lecture (Oct 26th) - Under sons of Bolesław the Wrymouth
5th lecture (Nov 23rd) - The organization of the state, society, culture and the Church 11th-12th c.
6th lecture (Nov 30th) - Poland's fragmentation
7th lecture (Dec 7th) - 13th c. - a century of changes
8th lecture (Dec 14th) - Reunited Kingdom of Poland
9th lecture (Dec 21st) - Modernization of the reunited kingdom
10th lecture (Jan 11th) - The Angevins and the Jagiellonians
11th lecture (Jan 18th) - End of 14th and 15th c. Political system, society, religion and culture