Dr Marek Wojtaszek is Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the University of Lodz, Poland. He is currently affiliated with the Department of American and Media Studies and the Women’s Studies Centre, where he teaches courses on media and communication, gender, digital and visual culture, and posthumanism. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, and the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, and has been an invited speaker and lecturer in many other universities across Europe and the USA.
He graduated in American and Media Studies at the University of Lodz, European Studies from the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, and completed a postgraduate program in cultural and media studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Marek also holds a PhD in Humanities (literary studies). He is a beneficiary of the European Commission (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Polish Science Foundation (University of Tel Aviv, Israel), and the Polish-American Fulbright Commission and Erasmus Mundus (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
His main areas of research include American studies, digital and visual culture, philosophy of communication, and cultural studies of body and space. His research over the years has drawn on various methodologies, exploring material aspects of the digital code and culture. Between 2013 and 2016, he served as a member of the Management Committee of the COST Targeted Network on Gender, Science, Technology and Environment (genderSTE).
Marek has published in English in the fields of critical theory, film and visual cultures, gender, media technologies and psychoanalysis. His recent publications in English include The Volatile and the Chimeric. A Hermeneutics of Inter-authenticity (Peter Lang Verlag, 2017), and Limits of Fluidity. Floating Skyscrapers and a Pathosophy of Desire (CSP, 2015).
He is a member of a number of scientific associations, including the European Communication Research and Education Association, the European Urban Research Association, Deleuze Studies, AtGender and the Polish Association for American Studies.