Katarzyna Paszkiewicz



  Maria Grau  

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz lectures in the Modern Languages and English Studies Department at the University of Barcelona. She is a member of ADHUC – Research Center on Theory, Gender and Sexuality (University of Barcelona). She holds a BA in English Philology (2008) and an MA in Cultural Studies: Audiovisual Culture (2009, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza). She received her PhD from University of Barcelona in 2014 (PhD Program Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities). She has taught the final-year course English Fiction and Film and the second-year Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century English Literature course. She’s currently teaching the MA course Globalized Identities in Literature and Cultures in English, which encompasses an interdisciplinary focus across literature, film and art. In addition, she has contributed to the MA courses on Gender, Difference and Power, as well as Gender, Sexuality and Creation. She has supervised MA dissertations on a range of topics in European and US film, TV and literature, emphasizing popular modes and/or cultural and gender studies.

Her primary research is in film studies, cultural studies and gender studies, with an emphasis on film genres and women’s cinema in the USA and Spain. She has published several book chapters and journal articles on Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Nancy Meyers, Icíar Bollaín and Isabel Coixet. Her other lines of scholarly enquiry include affect theory and Spanish crime fiction. Most recently she has co-edited, with Mary Harrod (University of Warwick), Women Do Genre in Film and Television (Routledge, 2018) and published her monograph Rehacer los géneros: Mujeres cineastas dentro y fuera de Hollywood (Icaria, 2017). Her second monograph, Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers, is to be published by Edinburgh University Press (June 2018).


She is a member of two research projects funded by the Spanish government: “La autoría en escena: análisis teórico-metodológico de las representaciones intermediales del cuerpo/corpus autorial” (FFI2015-64978-P) and “Víctimas y agresoras. Representaciones de la violencia en la narrativa criminal escrita por mujeres” (FEM 2014-55057-P). She is also a member of Lletra de Dona / LLETRAD, a group of teaching innovation (GIDUB-13/155).