Agata Łuksza, Ph.D. – holds a Ph.D. Degree from cultural studies. She specializes in theatre and performance; studies. In 2015, she defended the dissertation titled Glamour, Femininity, Performance: Social Control and Emancipation of Female Body and Sexuality from Mid-19th Century until Today (advisor: prof. Leszek Kolankiewicz). She holds an M.A. degree from cultural studies and second M.A. in journalism. Her main fields of interest include:gender, body and sexuality; 19th and early 20th century theatre (especially popular genres); popular culture (in particular in the field of gothic studies), and fan studies. Her publications and research introduces a feminist perspective into the Polish history and theory of theatre and performance. Currently, she is a participant of several grant projects: the individual grant „Glamour, Femininity, Performance: Actress as an Object of Desire” and the team research projects: „Masks in the Culture of Contemporary Europe: Ritual – Carnival – Theatre – Play – Art” and „HyPaTia. History of Polish Theatre. Feminist Research Project.” Member of Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Polskie Towarzystwo Badań Teatralnych (Polish Association for Theatre Research) and Polskie Towarzystwo Genderowe (Polish Gender Association). She is the author of numerous journal articles, including ones in „Dialog”, „Didaskalia”, „Literatura Ludowa”, „Tematy z Szewskiej”, „Feminist Media Studies”, and writes theatre reviews for the academic journal „Didaskalia”.