Justyna Zych is an Assistant Professor at the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw. She has been teaching Polish at all levels of proficiency, as well as Polish culture and literature. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. She also delivered lectures at many universities abroad, i.e. in France, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Great Britain, Russia, and South Korea.
Dr. Zych completed her Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Warsaw. She holds two Master’s degrees– in Polish Philology and in French Philology. She published a monograph titled L’Influence de la psychanalyse sur la critique littéraire en France (1914-1939) and numerous articles on contemporary Polish and French literature and on teaching language and culture. She is a member of the Group of Examiners, within the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish. She is also editor-in-chief of the book series Studia Glottodydaktyczne.
Her research interests include: Polish and French literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, question of cultural alterity, images of Warsaw in Polish culture, Polish language correctness, teaching Polish culture, and foreign language acquisition.