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The Australian National University

Dr Katarzyna Williams

PhD (University of Lodz); Diploma of Education (University of Wroclaw); MA (University of Wroclaw); BA (University of Wroclaw)
Academic Coordinator, Centre for European Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 02 6125 6603

Areas of expertise

  • Comparative Literature Studies 200524
  • Literary Theory 200525
  • Migrant Cultural Studies 200208
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies 190404


Katarzyna Williams is Academic Coordinator at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University. Previously she was Assistant Professor at the British and Commonwealth Studies Department, University of Lodz (Poland), where she worked in a teaching intensive role, designing, coordinating and delivering courses in cultural studies, Anglophone literatures and cultures, literary anthropology, communication and translation. 

She was a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, Monash University (Australia), University of Ghent (Belgium), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), University of Bamberg (Germany), Vaxjo University (Sweden), and Visiting Professor at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies, Teikyo University (Netherlands).

She has extensive experience in educational administration, in unit and program development at undergraduate and graduate levels, for classroom and online environments. She co-authored graduate and postgraduate studies programmes, incl. the EU funded studies programmes at the University of Lodz. 

She has worked as a translator (the Polish Academy of Science; the National Remembrance Institute; literary and academic translations), language teacher (face-to-face teaching and e-Learning course development), and managing and copy editor for several international journals. Currently, she is an assistant editor of Social Psychology of Education (Springer/ANU). 


Researcher's projects

Her research focuses on global literatures in English, life narratives, the issues of migration, memory and displacement. She is the author of articles and book chapters on transcultural and migration experience, and a book on changes in literary production and reception (Deforming Shakespeare: Investigations in Textuality and Digital Media, 2009). Recently, she has worked on a series of publications on European memories in Australia.


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