Curriculum vitae

Education:

10/2015-09/2016 Associate doctoral student at the Research Training Group "Early Concepts of Man and Nature: Universal, Local, Borrowed", Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
since 10/2015 Doctoral student, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
10/2015-09/2016 DAAD scholarship for doctoral studies
10/2012-04/2015 Research allocation at the laboratory of excellence "LabexMed", Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme, Aix-Marseille Université
10/2010-06/2012 Hosting scholarship "master Île-de-France" for studies in Paris awarded by the Regional Council of Île-de-France
2010-2012 Master's program in History (special focus: "Le monde méditerranéen médiéval. Byzance, le monde arabe, l'occident latin") at the Université Paris 1 "Panthéon-Sorbonne";
1st dissertation: "Les mouvements des érudits et des manuscrits entre Byzance et le monde arabe au IXᵉ siècle et l'hypothèse des influences du mouvement de traduction gréco-arabe au califat abbasside sur la première renaissance byzantine";
2nd dissertation: "La découverte de l'Islam à Constantinople au IXe siècle";
(diploma with high honours [très bien]); (Supervisor: Prof. Michel Kaplan)
10/2009-09/2010 Scholarship for academic excellence awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
10/2009-03/2010 Erasmus scholarship for University of Rome "La Sapienza"
2007-2010 Bachelor's program in Mediterranean Culture at the Uniwersytet Warszawski

 

Language courses and summer schools:

08/2015-09/2015 German course (level B1), Goethe Institut Mannheim-Heidelberg
06/2015-07/2015 Modern Greek summer course (level B1), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
08/2014 Byzantine Greek summer school (advanced group), University of Birmingham
01/2013-07/2013: Arabic course (modern standard, classical and Egyptian), Institut français du Caire
07/2012 Summer school "Outils à Byzance. Outils pour Byzance" in Thessaloniki, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

 

Other academic activities:

2008-2010 Founder and president of the "Association for Mediterranean Studies" and the "Interdisciplinary Association for Byzantine Studies" at the Uniwersytet Warszawski

 

Non-academic activities:

since 04/2015 Independent voluntary researcher for the MENA section of the non-governmental organisation Asylos. Collecting the country of origin information for the purposes of lawyers representing refugees in the asylum appeals.
since 09/2014 Author for the Polish weekly magazine Kultura Liberalna. Publications on contemporary Middle Eastern and Mediterranean politics.