Aleksandra Szaniawska

Senior Promotion and New Media Officer, EducationUSA Adviser

My work revolves around promoting Fulbright Poland grants and other initiatives, managing social media platforms and preparing texts for our website. I also coordinate the Fulbright Ambassadors Program in Poland, communicate with alumni and coordinate American Fulbrighters’ school visits and other projects as part of my EducationUSA advising.

Prior to joining Fulbright Poland in 2019 I graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo with a Ph.D. in American Studies (2017). My doctoral dissertation analyzes how contemporary black women artists challenge social and historical inequalities. During my doctoral studies, for 8 years, I designed and taught undergraduate courses (in African American literature, culture and history, American Pluralism, (post)colonialism, gender and sexuality studies, and performance and visual studies). I also worked as a Research Assistant, conducting research and editing articles for publication. My research was supported by P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (2011-13) and The Humanities Institute Fellowship (2015-16). During my M.A. studies at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center, I spent two semesters at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and participated in the summer institute organized by New York City’s The New School for Social Research. I utilize my experience with American higher education in promoting Fulbright Poland’s activities, as well as advising on various diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

After work, I devour books, write some pieces, love traveling and rollerblading.

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