2022-present – Nicolaus Copernicus University: Institute of Archaeology, Assistant Professor

2018-2021 – University of Liverpool: Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology; Arizona State University: School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

2015-2016 – Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Anthropology, Research Fellow



2016 – Ph.D.: Department of Archaeology, Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan, Poland. Dissertation title: The Ill, the Disabled in Early Medieval Culmine. The Archaeological and Anthropological Perspective. 

2011 – M.A.: Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan, Poland. Thesis title: Archaeology of the Body. 

2009 – M.A.: Department of Archaeology, Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan, Poland. Thesis title: Materializing Identity in Architecture. An Application of Agency Theory on Example of the Early Christian Rotunda in Thessaloniki, Greece. 


2018-2021 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. The Principal Investigator in the project: Past Lifeways and Deathways of the Disabled in 14th-18th Century Central Europe: an Interdisciplinary Study. The grant was affiliated at the University of Liverpool. The partner organizations: Arizona State University, Adam Mickiewicz University. Grant was provided by the European Commission. 

2015-2016 – Nicolaus Copernicus University. The Principal Investigator in the project: The Ill and the Impaired in Early Medieval (10th-13th century) Poland. A case study of the sites from Kałdus (Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodship). Grant was provided by the National Science Centre, Poland. Grant number: UMO-2014/13/N/HS3/04602.

2014 – The Kosciuszko Foundation Grant, University of California, Berkeley. 

2012-2013 – Program Mobilnosci Studentow i Doktorantow, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. 

2012 – European Union Socrates-Erasmus Internship, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

2008-2009 – European Union Socrates-Erasmus Study Abroad, Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. 


2021 – Social History Society

2012 – The Medieval Archaeology Group at Cambridge University

2012 – Histories of Archaeology Research Network at Cambridge University

2009-2021 – European Association of Archaeologists

2013-2019 – Society for American Archaeology

2015 – Society for Social Studies of Science

2015 – American Association of Physical Anthropologists

2015 – Paleopathology Association


Conference Papers – Highlights

  • 7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology, Portugal, 24-25 September 2021, paper with M. Krenz-Niedbała, S. Łukasik, J. E. Buikstra, A. M. Wyrwa, J. Pearson: Skeletal dysplasia diagnosed as achondroplastic dwarfism in an adult male from the 14th-16th century in Łekno, Poland
  • Funeralia Gnieźnieńskie, Gniezno, Poland, 21 September 2021, paper with A. M. Wyrwa, M. Krenz-Niedbała, S. Łukasik, J. E. Buikstra, J. Pearson: Osteobiografia mężczyzny z karłowatością achondroplastyczną w XIV-XVI wieku w Łeknie
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Teesside University, UK, 17 September 2021, paper with J. E. Buikstra, A. M. Wyrwa, J. Pearson, M. Krenz-Niedbała, S. Łukasik: Advanced degenerative spinal disease as impairment and disability in adult female from early modern period in Łekno, Poland
  • European Association of Archaeologists, Kiel, Germany, 11 September 2021, paper with J. E. Buikstra, J. Pearson, A. M. Wyrwa, M. Krenz-Niedbała: Advanced degenerative joint disease as a disability in the 14th-18th century in Łekno, Poland
  • Social History Society Conference, UK, 29 June 2021, paper with Andrzej Marek Wyrwa, Jane E. Buikstra, Jessica Pearson: Disability and impairment in the Middle Ages in Poland
  • Post-Medieval Archaeology Conference, UK, 28-30 May 2021, paper with  Jane E. Buikstra, Jessica Pearson, Andrzej Marek Wyrwa, Marta Krenz-Niedbała, Sylwia Łukasik: Osteobiography of a male with achondroplastic dwarfism in the 14th-16th century in Łekno, Poland
  • 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 15 April 2016
    poster with Tomasz Kozłowski: The Diseased, the Disabled and Vampires in Early Medieval Culmen in Poland 
  • 43rd Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology Association
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 13 April 2016
    paper with Tomasz Kozłowski: The Social Status of the Diseased and the Disabled in Early Medieval Culmine in Poland
  • XXIV Sympozjum Historii Farmacji “Historia panaceum. Między marzeniem a oszustwem”. Zespół Sekcji Historii Farmacji Polskiego Towarzystwa Farmaceutycznego, Collegium Medicum im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
    Bydgoszcz, Poland, 28 May 2015
    paper: Środki lecznicze we wczesnośredniowiecznym Culmine
  • 80th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology
    San Francisco, USA, 15-19 April 2015
    paper with Tomasz Kozłowski: Osteobiographies of Two Peculiar Women from Early Medieval Poland
  • 79th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology
    Austin, Texas, USA, 26 April 2014
    paper: Emotion in Archaeological and Paleopathological Perspective. Medieval Kaldus in Poland as a Case Study
  • 19th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists
    University of Pilsen, Czech Republic, 5 September 2013
    co-organistation of session: “Thinking about Diseases in Archaeology“
    paper: Emotions in the Middle Ages
  • 16th Funeralia Lednickie “Kings and Bishops, Knights and Peasants – Identification of the Dead”
    Lednica, Poland, 15-16 May 2013
    paper: Identification of Atypically Buried People from Early Medieval Cemeteries in Kaldus
  • 5th Meeting of Paleopathological Research in Torun “Polish Paleopathology – Its Achievements, Current Issues and Future Options”
    Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, 12 April 2013
    paper: Paleopathology, an Archaeological Perspective
  • 18th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists
    Helsinki, Finland, 1 September 2012
    organisation of the session: „Examining Diseases and Impairments in Social Archaeology: Current Issues and  Future  Options”
    paper: PeopledCulmine – Perception of Illness and Health in the Middle Ages
  • Medieval Postgraduate Symposium “Engaging with Identities”
    Cardiff University, United Kingdom, 2 June 2012
    paper: Burial Practices of Healthy and Ill People in Early Medieval Period. The Case Study from “Culmine” (Poland)
  • The 33rd Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeological Group
    Birmingham, United Kingdom, 14 – 16 December 2011
    first paper: What Should We Do for Theory? The Case of Disability Studies in Archaeology
    second paper: Examining Diseases and Impairments in Social Archaeology
  • International Interdisciplinary Archaeological Conference “Thought, Perception and Expression”
    Puszczykowo, Poland, 2 – 4 December 2011
    paper: Social Past
  • IV Polish Student Conference Talents 2011
    Wroclaw, Poland, 25 – 27 November 2011
    paper with Katarzyna Banaszak:The World Through a Youths’ Eyes – Visual Project in Sierra Leone
  • Sociological Conference “The Body as an Effect of Cultural Social Interaction”
    Zielona Gora, Poland, 24 May 2011
    paper: Reception of Social and Cultural Theories Focusing on the Body in Archaeology
  • 14th Funeralia Lednickie “Strangers”
    Lednica, Poland, 11 – 12 May 2011
    paper: Disability as a Problem in Contemporary Archaeology
  • International Interdisciplinary Archaeological Conference “Biography of the Elements. The Cultural Dimensions of the World”
    Puszczykowo, Poland, 11 – 13 November 2010
    paper:  Osteobiography – Reading Biographies from Bones
  • Archaeological Conference “Around of the Archaeology”
    Szczecin, Poland, 24 – 26 April 2010
    paper: Archaeology of the Body as a Way of Recognizing “the Man” in the Past
  • Interdisciplinary Conference „Others of Europe: Postcolonial Perspective”
    Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, 22 – 23 April 2010
    paper: Postcolonial Character of Antique Greek Archaeology. The Case of Parthenon Marbles
  • International Interdisciplinary Archaeological Conference “In the Margin. Among the Omitted Topics”
    Adam Mickiewicz University, Puszczykowo, Poland, 2 – 4 November 2009
    paper: What About the Body? Adventures of Saints’ Bodies – Analysis of Images of Saints from Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 15th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists
    Riva del Garda, Italy, 17 – 22 September 2009
    paper: Early Christian Identity on Example of the Rotunda in Thessaloniki
  • International Interdisciplinary Archaeological Conference “Face of Death. Research Perspective”
    Adam Mickiewicz University, Puszczykowo, Poland, 3 – 5 November 2007
    paper: “Homo Res Sacra Res Homini” (Seneka). The Cult of Saints’ Relics

Invited Research Talks

  • International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK, 4-7 July 2022, paper with A. M. Wyrwa, J. E. Buikstra, J. Pearson: The Borders of Disability and Ability, Ill-health and Health in Medieval Poland
  • Poznań Young Researchers’ Archaeology Conference, Poznań, Poland, 17 November 2021, paper: Lifeways and deathways of the disabled people in medieval and early modern period in Poland
  • Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting
    Denver, USA, 11-14 November 2015
    paper: The Body as Heritage in Post-Socialist Central Europe
  • Warsaw University
    Warsaw, Poland, 22 January 2015
    paper: The Ills and the Disabled in Early Medieval Culmine
  • University of California Berkeley, Skeletal Biology Laboratory
    Berkeley, California, 5 May 2014
    paper: Alternative Classifications of Illnesses in Archeology
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University, Research Group of Folklore Studies Seminar “Unknown in the Culture”
    Torun, Poland, 5 June 2013
    paper: Anti-vampire Burials as a Burials of Unknown. The Case Study from Early Medieval Culmine in the Bioarchaeological Perspective
  • Medical University, Seminar ”Borderlines of the History of Medicine”
    Poznan, Poland, 21 March 2013
    paper: Illness as a Research Problem in Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Perspective. The Case Study from Culmine (Pomerania)
  • Cambridge University, Medieval Archaeological Seminar
    Cambridge, United Kingdom, 21 May 2012
    paper: Burial Customs of the Healthy and Ill People in Early Medieval Culmine (Poland)