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Piotr_003

I’m a translator, educator and academic working as Associate Professor in Translation Studies at Warsaw University’s Institute of English Studies, where I’m also the Outreach and Promotion Officer.

My research and teaching focus on bringing improvements to translation practice and translator training thanks to insights from social constructivism and positive psychology combined with blended learning.

Where possible, I try to incorporate authentic, real-world projects into my teaching so that my students can reach out to real people in the world, engage in genuine translation work, and reach goals they might not be able to achieve unassisted.

I am also influenced by the idea of wellbeing as defined by positive psychology. Though rooted in a long philosophical tradition, positive psychology is a relatively new academic discipline focusing on the factors that promote human flourishing. My classes are informed by the PERMA model of wellbeing: I seek to create environments where students can develop through positive experiences, engagement, good interpersonal relationships, meaningful projects and genuine achievement.

I’m a member of the European Society for Translation Studies and the Polish Book Translators’ Association.

I live with my wife and our two sons in Warsaw, Poland. In my free time I read a lot, and I enjoy running and listening to podcasts. My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is INTJ. No idea how scientifically legit those indicators are, but this one describes me to a t. My favourite concepts include checklist, solidarity, kaizen, the Dunning-Kruger effect, lagomἀρετήand veil of ignorance.

If you’re interested in collaborating on research or educational projects please drop me a line using the contact form on this website or connect with me on Academia.edu.

Education

  • PhD 2012

    PhD in English Studies

    University of Warsaw

  • MSt 2000

    Diploma in Jewish Studies (Distinction, FCO/Chevening Scholarship)

    Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

  • MA 1999

    MA in English Studies (Distinction)

    University of Warsaw

Awards

  • 2014
    Inspiration for Tomorrow
    Students at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw voted me an Inspiration for Tomorrow for ``bringing out the best in us and challenging us to become the best version of ourselves``.
  • 2013
    Economicus Award

    My translation of Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking: Fast and Slow won the Economicus Award for Best Polish Translation of a Business Book.

  • 2000
    Best Thesis in Jewish Studies

    My diploma thesis on the Polish writer Bruno Schulz won a joint award for best thesis in Jewish Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.