Natalia Wawrzyniak

I hold a Ph.D. in Literary Studies with a robust interdisciplinary background and substantial experience in coordinating academic events and projects.

I earned my M.A. in International Relations, specializing in Media Studies, from the University of Lodz, Poland. Additionally, I obtained a second M.A. in French Language and Literature. I was a doctoral fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, I defended my Ph.D. thesis in French Renaissance Literature at the University of Warsaw with summa cum laude distinction under the guidance of Jan Miernowski. Between 2011 and 2012, I enjoyed being a visiting scholar at the Centre Roland Mousnier (Paris IV Sorbonne), the University of Madison-Wisconsin, and the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours.

During my post-doctoral tenure at Le Mans Université (2017-2018), I coordinated an online exhibition project, titled Enfances humanistes. Parcours visuel et sonore, directed by Patricia Lojkine. The project was dedicated to the Humanist heritage in pedagogy and schooling (16th-18th c.).

From  2015 to 2017, I worked at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Paris, where I handled the coordination of academic events, communication, and editorial activities.

I am interested in the literary practices and genres that played a role in shaping the public sphere during the 15th to 17th centuries. I authored Lamentation et polémique au temps des guerres de Religion (2018).

As a senior researcher in the SNSF-funded Medialiterature project, I created a database documenting theatrical culture in the French-speaking regions of today’s Switzerland (15th-16th c.).