I am currently a fellow at Contemporary Humanism – a joint-degree phd programme set in motion by a partnership of universities from Italy, France, Chile and Australia.
LUMSA University in Rome and the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne are sponsoring my doctorate in philosophy.
I studied linguistics and philosophy at the University of Warsaw (MA, 2012) and philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris 1). Before rejoining academia in 2018, I’d interned as an economic policy analyst with the Polish government, worked as a ‘corporate communication facilitator,’ and held teaching positions in the private sector.
Due to the work I do at LUMSA and ACU, my time is divided between Australia, Italy and Poland. I’d lived for significant periods in Austria, Italy, France and Poland.
I am interested in the notion of Christian romance, and in the specifically Catholic understanding of the dichotomy fiction/reality.
This interest has led me to enquiries into the field referred to as “historical Jesus” studies (Leben-Jesu-Forschung), the formation of dogma, iconoclasm, and Catholic modernism. I also have a professional interest in “Catholic atheism” (Lacan, Žižek, Badiou) and the apocalyptic tradition.
Outside the scope of my doctorate, I’ve worked – with varying degree of seriousness – on Hermann von Keyserling, Hegel and Heidegger (particularly Gesamtausgabe vol. 32), mimetic theory (Girard, Descombes), and degrowth (Georgescu-Roegen).
My long-standing admiration for Roy Harris’s integrational approach to linguistics is sometimes echoed in my philosophical ruminations.
Among contemporary scholars, I find inspiration in the work of, among others: Rebecca Comay, Dina Gusejnova, Theresa Kuhn, Alain Besançon, Andrzej Elżanowski.
I am a member of the Austrian Alpine Club and the Polish Society for the Protection of Birds, and engage frequently in public on the conservationist front.
Pelléas and Mélisande and The Magic Flute are, at the moment, my favourite operas. Barbara Wysocka, Robert Carsen, and Mariusz Treliński are perhaps my favourite directors.