Agata Chałupnik – Assistant Professor at the Section for Theatre and Performance Studies. Graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies at the Warsaw Theatre Academy (1996). Her main fields of interest include gender aspects of history of Polish theatre and drama in 19th century, anthropology of the body, and theatre as a medium of memory. She is currently preparing a book on the work of Marian Pankowski. In her free time, she dances tango. Author of the book Sztandar ze spódnicy. Zapolska i Nałkowska o kobiecym doświadczeniu ciała [Flag Made of a Skirt. Zapolska and Nałkowska on the Feminine Bodily Experience] (2004) and editor of: Wybór komedii Gabrieli Zapolskiej [Comedies by Gabriela Zapolska] (2004); co-author of readers: Antropologia widowisk [Anthropology of Performance] (2005), Antropologia ciała [Anthropology of Body] (2008); co-author of the book Obyczaje polskie. Wiek XX w krótkich hasłach [Polish Customs. The 20th Century in Short Entries] (2008). At the Institute of Polish Culture, she teaches courses in anthropology of performance; 19th century history of Polish culture; and the cultural poetics of Elizabethan theatre.