CV

Urszula Anna Pawlicka-Değer
Date of writing the CV: 16.08.2019
Email contact: pawlickadeger(at)gmail.com; urszula.pawlicka(at)aalto.fi;
Aalto website,Google Scholar, ORCID ID

Current position

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Media at Aalto University, Finland. Supervisor: Prof. Lily Diaz-Kommonen
    January 2017 to present
  • Research Data Management Group, Aalto University. Support the Data Management of Media Department
    October 2017 to present

Education and degrees awarded

  • Ph.D. in Literary Studies, the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Ph.D. thesis: “Literature and New Media. Theory and Practice” (with honors). Supervisor: Prof. Sławomir Buryła. 
    Graduation date: July 2016
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Polish Philology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
    Graduation date: June 2012
  • Master’s Degree in Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
    Graduation date: June 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
    Graduation date: June 2009

Other education

  • Postgraduate study, “Teaching Credentials” at the University of Social Sciences in Lodz (October 2017 – December 2018)
  • Postgraduate study, “Glottodidattica. Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language” at the University of Warsaw, Poland (October 2013 – June 2014)
  • Fulbright Pre-academic Placement, Applied English at the University of Kansas, Kansas, U.S. (June – August 2014)

Awards

  • Willard McCarty Fellowship 2018/2019, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, UK.
  • Honored doctoral dissertation (2016)
  • Fulbright Junior Research Award 2014/2015, the Creative Media and Digital Culture at Washington State University Vancouver, WA, U.S.

Research experience

  • Visiting researcher on a Willard McCarty Fellowship at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, UK (13-24 May 2019)
  • Visiting researcher in the Department of English at Stony Brook University, NY, U.S. Grant funded by University of Warmia and Mazury. Supervisor: Prof. Jean Elyse Graham (September 2015 – January 2016)
  • Fulbright Junior Researcher in Electronic Literature Lab in Creative Media and Digital Culture at the Washington State University Vancouver WA, U.S. Supervisor: Prof. Dene Grigar (August 2014 – February 2015)
  • Researcher in working group of “Digital Text. Issues of Semiotics, Semantics, and Digital Communication”, funded by National Science Centre in Krakow and conducted in the Institute of Polish Literature at University of Warsaw. The grant supervised by Prof. Ewa Szczesna (October 2012 – June 2015)
  • Intercollegiate Scholarship “MOST” at the Institute of Polish Literature of University of Warsaw, Poland (October 2012 – June 2013)

Grants and scholarships

  • Willard McCarty Fellowship at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, UK (May 2019)
  • Grant for visiting the Department of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, U.S. Grant funded by University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (September 2015 – January 2016)
  • Fulbright Scholarship 2014/2015 in the Creative Media and Digital Culture at Washington State University Vancouver, WA, U.S. (August 2014 – February 2015)
  • The University of Warmia and Mazury Rector’s scholarship for the top PhD Candidates (2012-2016)
  • The University of Warmia and Mazury, the Faculty of Humanities Dean’s scholarship for the top PhD Candidates (2012-2016)

Travel grants

  • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Travel Grant for the Annual Meeting at Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S. (March 2016)
  • DHSI Bursary: Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada (June 2014)
  • Travel grant for the conference “Chercher le Texte: Locating the Text in Electronic Literature”, organized by Electronic Literature Organization in Paris, France. Grant funded by University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (September 2013)

Expertise

  • Member of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Translation Board (June 2019 to present)
  • Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly special issue (“Lab and Slack. Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities” 2019)
  • Peer reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly (May 2019 to present)
  • Peer reviewer, Local Scientific Committee of Hybrid Labs Symposium at Aalto University (2018)

Workshops and courses

  • “Sensitive Research Data Management”, workshop organized by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Finland and CSC – IT Center for Science (25 April 2019)
  • UCLA Work­shop on di­gital hu­man­it­ies in­fra­struc­ture and cultural herit­age mod­el­ling at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities, the University of Helsinki (7-8 November 2018)
  • “Embedding Openness to Science & Scholarship”, workshop on Open Science and Data Action Plan for Finnish Research Community, University of Helsinki (14 March 2018)
  • “Put Your Head on a Blockchain” – Strategies for Employing Emergent Technologies for Business and Society, course organized by the Department of Management Studies, Aalto University (22 February 2018 – 12 April 2018)
  • “Electronic Literature in the Digital Humanities: Research and Practice”, course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada (2-6 June 2014)

Other academic activities

  • Coordinating the deployment of Research Catalogue, an international database for artistic research, at Aalto University (November 2018 to present)
  • Organizing “Open Science drop-in sessions” at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University. Two-day sessions related to open science, open data, research data management, and copyright issues. (30-31 October 2018)
  • Graphical design for the Finland Center for Artificial Intelligence flagship application. Aalto University (May – June 2018)
  • Training researchers on research data management practices. Organizing workshops on research data management at the Department of Media of Aalto University and disseminating knowledge on RDM practices, including the use of DMPTuuli, metadata, licensing data, and digital repositories (April – May 2018)
  • Co-organizing “Aalto Data Day” (25.05.2018): advising on event programming, designing logo and ad, and giving a talk within a panel of data-agents of Aalto University (April – May 2018)
  • Advising on preparation of the special guidelines of DMPTuuli (Data Management Planning Tool) for Art, Design & Architecture at Aalto University (March 2018)
  • Designing research data management cheatsheet for the School of Art, Design & Architecture at Aalto University (January – February 2018)

Teaching experience

  • Teaching a class “What is an ontology?” within “Systems of Representation” course in the Department of Media at Aalto University (February 2019)
  • Teacher in primary education in the School Consultative Point at the Polish Embassy in Helsinki, Finland (September 2016 – August 2018)
  • Lecturer at the postgraduate study “Studies of Writing Techniques and Presentation of Literary Text” in the Institute of Polish Literature at University of Warsaw, Poland. Teaching the course “Genres of Digital Literature” (February – June 2015)
  • Teaching and Co-Run Classes in the Institute of Polish Literature at University of Warsaw, Poland (October 2012 – June 2013)
  • Teaching in the Institute of Polish Philology at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland (October 2011 – June 2015)

Talks

  • U. Pawlicka-Deger, “A Laboratory as Critical Infrastructure in the Humanities”. The Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK (23 May 2019)
  • U. Pawlicka-Deger and M. Oiva, “Lab and Slack. Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities”. Digital Humanities Research Seminar at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (Heldig), University of Helsinki (04 April 2019)
  • U. Pawlicka, “Mapping the Humanities and Media Labs”, “DH Aalto” seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University (07 February 2018)
  • U. Pawlicka, “The Laboratory Turn in the Humanities”. The Department of Media, Aalto University (03 October 2017)
  • U. Pawlicka, “Visualizing Electronic Literature Collections”. Digital Humanities Research Seminar at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities, the University of Helsinki (10 February 2017)
  • U. Pawlicka, “The Periodization of Theory of Electronic Literature”, the Creative Media and Digital Culture, Washington State University Vancouver WA, U.S. (4 February 2015)

Conference presentations (selected)

  • U. Pawlicka-Deger, “Mapping a History of the Humanities and Media Labs”, Global Digital Humanities Symposium, Michigan State University, U.S. (21-22 March 2019)
  • U. Pawlicka, “The Emergence of Laboratories in the Humanities: Impetus, Implementation, and Impact”, the Society for the History of the Humanities’ Annual Meeting “The Making of the Humanities VI”, University of Oxford, Somerville College, UK. (28 – 30 September 2017)
  • U. Pawlicka, “(Digital) Humanities Labs in Non-Western Contexts”, Global Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (29 – 30 May 2017)
  • U. Pawlicka, “Bringing Categories From Science into Humanities Practice: The Implications for the Public Humanities”, the American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S. Seminar: ”Public Humanities in the Digital Age” (17 – 20 March 2016)
  • U. Pawlicka, “Literary Margins and Non-Marginal Changes. Electronic Literature, Intermediation and Perceptual Changes”, International Conference “Literary Margins and Digital Media”, the Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wroclaw and the University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland (15 – 17 April 2015)
  • U. Pawlicka, “Literature and New Media. Transdisciplinary Research”, Polish Congress of Language Teaching, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (23 – 28 November 2013)

Scholarly publications (selected)

Memberships:

  • The Europeana Network Association
  • Global Outlook::Digital Humanities
  • Electronic Literature Organization

Artistic work
Digital literary art project Oczy tygrysa (Eyes of the Tiger). Adaptation of Formist Tytus Czyzewski’s poetry, 2012: http://ha.art.pl/czyzewski/. The project has been included in the Electronic Literature Collection vol. 3 (2016): http://collection.eliterature.org/3/work.html?work=oczy-tygrysa.

Linguistic skills
Mother Tongue: Polish
Other Language: English (fluent), German (beginner), Turkish (beginner)

Computer skills
Microsoft Office, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Prezi, Déjà Vu X2, HTML, WordPress

Interests and activities
Digital media, digital humanities, open science, contemporary literature, feminism, politics, higher education, Turkish language, landscape photography, travelling