• Justyna Zych, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • j.zych@uw.edu.pl

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Polish and French Literature and Culture,
  • Question of Cultural Alterity,
  • Literary Theory,
  • Psychoanalysis in Literary Criticism,
  • Topography and Culture of Warsaw,
  • Culture Pedagogy,
  • Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages


  • Courses of Polish as a Foreign Language (All the Levels of Proficiency)
  • Lectures on Polish Literature and Culture for Foreigners, both in Polish and English, among others “Essentials of Contemporary Polish Culture” and “Cultural Portrait of Warsaw”
  • Lectures on Methodology of Teaching Polish Language and Culture to Foreigners for Students of Postgraduate Program “Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language”


  • Ph. D. in Humanities, Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Warsaw, 2014
  • M.A., University of Warsaw, 2008 – Polish Philology (within Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities)
  • M.A., University of Warsaw, 2007 – French Philology (within Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities)

International experience

  • Visiting Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto, Canada – from September 2014 to May 2016
  • Research Grant in Paris, France – June 2013 and September 2011
  • Internship at the University Eötvos Loránd Tudományegyetem in Budapest, Hungary – April 2013
  • Internship at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium – April 2012 and February 2011
  • Research Grant at Université de Genève, Switzerland – 2009
  • Undergraduate Studies at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, France – 2006


  • Group of Authors and Examiners, Part of the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • “Bristol” Association of Polish and Foreign Teachers of Polish Language and Culture