Short CV/Education and training

Education and academic degrees:

  • 1995 – 2000
    Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (College MISH, University of Warsaw), individual program of studies realized in archaeology, history, art history and Ibero-American studies

  • 1999 – 2000
    Mesoamerican studies at Seminar für Völkerkunde, Universität Bonn

  • 2000
    M.A. Degree in Archaeology (thesis "The Mesoamerican Ballgame. Analysis of Actual Data"); M.A. Diploma with Distinction by the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw

  • 2005
    Ph.D. Degree summa cum laude from the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw

Academic appointments:

  • 2000 – 2005
    Employee, Andean Archaeological Mission, the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw, half-time

  • 2001 – 2005
    Employee, Centre for Studies of the Classical Tradition, University of Warsaw, half-time

  • Since 2005
    "Adjunct" – permanent researcher, director of the Laboratory "Encounters between the Old and New Worlds" at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw, full-time (since 2012: Faculty of "Artes Liberales")

  • Since 2012
    Vice-Dean of the Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw

Selected publications

  • The Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries, University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press, Boulder 2014

  • Body Language in the Preconquest and Colonial Nahua World, 'Ethnohistory' 61 (2014): 149-179 (Duke University Press)

  • (with John Sullivan) Empire, Colony, and Globalization.?A Brief History of the Nahuatl Language, 'Colloquia Humanistica' 2 (2013): 181-216.

  • El 'otro' y los estereotipos étnicos en el mundo nahua, 'Estudios de cultura náhuatl' 44 (2012): 165-198, UNAM, Mexico

  • Aztec Universalism: Ideology and Status Symbols in the Service of Empire-Building, in: Universal Empire. A comparative approach to imperial culture and representation in Eurasian history, Peter Fibinger Bang, Dariusz Kolodziejczyk eds., Cambridge University Press 2012, p. 253-279.

  • Remembering the Ancestors: Native Pictorial Genealogies of Central Mexico and Their pre-Hispanic Roots, in: Mesoamerican Memory. Enduring Systems of Remembrance, Amos Megged, Stephanie Wood (eds.), University of Oklahoma Press, Norman 2012, p. 51-72.

  • Supervivencia de los objetos de rango prehispánicos entre la nobleza colonial nahua, 'Revista Española de Antropología Americana', vol. 41/2 (2011): 455-469, MadridMeksyk przed konkwist? [Mexico before the Conquest], PIW Publishers, Warsaw 2010.

  • Turquoise Diadems and Staffs of Office. Elite Costume and Insignia of Power in Aztec and Early Colonial Mexico, Polish Society for Latin American Studies and Centre for Studies of the Classical Tradition, University of Warsaw, Warsaw 2005.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Europe and America in Contact: a Multidisciplinary Study of Cross-cultural Transfer in the New World Across Time(CULTURECONTACT 312795; 12.2012-12.2017, Starting Grant of the European Research Council )

  • "Language Encounters between the Old and New Worlds" (05.2010-05.2015, grant of the Foundation for Polish Science within the Focus Program for the research)

  • "Disappearing Languages. Integral Models of Research and Revitalization" (12.2012-12.2015; 2012 Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) within the National Program for the Development of the Humanities for the team project)

  • Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past. Challenges and adaptation strategies of the native nobility of New Spain in comparative perspective, sixteenth through nineteenth centuries (2011-2014, 2011 Grant of the National Science Centre)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Society for Ethnohistory, Berkeley Linguistic Society


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