a project researcher in the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, where she finished her PhD on ecocriticism; graduated from the Philosophy and English Philology Department at Warsaw University; published in "Teksty Drugie", "Anthropos?", “Przegląd Filozoficzno-Literacki”, “Artmix”, “Zeszyty literackie”, and in foreign journals; awarded the “Patterns Lectures” grant from Austrian foundations WUS/ERSTE (with dr Magdalena Dabrowska) to conduct a course on animals and gender (second edition: May 10/11, 24/25 2014); duty hours: Wed 10-12. Email: anna.barcz(at)gmail.com
art historian, currently works at The Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw, a PhD candidate in The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, writing a dissertation on the change of animals' status in contemporary art; art critic and curator of various exhibitions (such as 'Animals Confessions. Tenderness of Being', Wozownia Art Gallery); coeditor in 'Artmix'; writing a blog on animals in art: http://niezla-sztuka.blogspot.com/.