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Grażyna Zygadło



Room 43
Mondays 11:15-12:00 pm., Tuesdays 12:40-13:20 pm.


Grażyna Zygadło is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies and Mass Media and an associate in the Women’s Studies Center at the University of Lodz. Her areas of expertise are in American studies, specifically minorities in the United States, and gender studies. She was a guest lecturer at the universities in Spain, Finland, Sweden, as well as a recipient of grants from major US universities: University of Idaho, MIT and recently Florida International University in Miami. Her publications include Culture Matters: Chicanas’ Identity in Contemporary USA (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2007 as part of the American Studies and Media series) and Gender across Cultures, International Studies series, vol. 7, no. 2 (Lodz University Press, 2004; co-editor with Joanna Rydzewska). She has also published an article on Gloria Anzaldúa in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (The University of Chicago Press, Autumn 2011). Since 2009 she has been a member of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA).

Since 2005 Grażyna Zygadło has also been Erasmus + Program Coordinator in Women’s Studies Centre. She is also a tutor at Międzywydziałowe Indywidualne Studia Humanistyczne (MISH).

Courses taught in English

Advanced Academic Writing
American Culture, Society and Politics as Reflected in the Media – MA seminar,
American Identities and Their Conflicts,
American Ideology and Mythology in Popular Culture,
Asian-Americans in the US,
By the People, For the People: American Politics and Government
Difference and Acceptance – Modern American Identities – MA seminar
Gender and Ethnicity: Minority groups in the USA – MA seminar
History of Women in American Society
In Their Own Voices: Literature, Art and Culture of US Minorities.
International Environmental Protection
Introduction to Chicano/a Studies
Introduction to Feminist Thought – part I and II
Introduction to the United States
Latino Diaspora in the US
Minorities in the USA
Representations of Minorities in the Media: A Transatlantic Perspective – MA seminar
Topics in American Studies

Courses taught in Polish

Dylematy wybranych państw wieloetnicznych: Ameryki, Afryka i Australia
Dyskursy rasowe i genderowe w tekstach kulturowych
Kultura a przemoc
Media a kultura – Seminarium licencjackie
Mniejszości a teksty kultury
Oblicza wielokulturowości – teorie i praktyki dnia codziennego
Obraz Innego w amerykańskiej kulturze popularnej – seminarium mgr
Społeczny i polityczny wymiar wielokulturowości Ameryki Północnej
Wielokulturowość Ameryki Północnej: regionalne rozwiązania społeczne i prawne

Courses taught within ERASMUS MUNDUS program The Joint European Master in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA)

Feminist Historiography
Feminist Theory: From Difference to Diversity
La Frontera and the New Mestiza Consciousness: Race, Ethnicity and Gender at the U.S. –Mexican Border
Women’s Movements Worldwide

Courses taught within the special seminar program for teachers “GENDER STUDIES – Polityka równych szans w procesie kształcenia”

Gender Mainstreaming – historia, teoria, praktyka
Uwarunkowania kulturowe przemocy wobec mniejszości

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