Since 2013, Justyna Hanna Budzik has been an assistant professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. In the 2016/17 academic year, she was a lecturer of Polish at the Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris. Her Ph.D. thesis, “The Sensorium of Cinema: Towards an Anthropology of the Cinematic Sensation,” defended in 2012, was awarded the Inka Brodzka-Wald Prize in 2013 for best dissertation of the year in modern humanities, and was published in 2013. In July 2015 she published another book: “Film Miracles and Magic Tricks: Sketches from the Archaeology of Cinema” (Katowice 2015).
Justyna's main fields of research are film education, media archaeology, and teaching Polish as a foreign language. She gives lectures and leads workshops for students and teachers, in cooperation with cinemas, cultural institutions and NGOs.
After graduating from interdisciplinary studies in humanities at the University of Silesia in 2009 (Master's degree in cultural studies), she completed post-graduate studies at the University of Silesia in history of art (2009) and teaching Polish culture and Polish as a foreign language (2013), as well as a course in bibliotherapy techniques at the Pedagogical University in Cracow (2015). During her doctoral studies, she did a 5-month Erasmus Student Placement in the department of education at the Cinémathèque de Toulouse, France (2010/11).
Autumn 2017 POLSH 320: People Places and Events: Images of Poland in Comteporary Polish Photography
- Topic Announced for Winter 2018 class Polish 420: Haunted Images: New Polish Cinema and Photography - October 16, 2017
- POLSH 320. New Course for Autumn 2017 - May 5, 2017