Tomasz Basiuk received his doctoral degree from the University of Warsaw in 1997 and his post-doctoral degree (habilitacja) from the University of Gdańsk in 2014. His research interests include contemporary American fiction and life writing, critical theory, and queer studies. He published a monograph on William Gaddis (Wielki Gaddis, 2003) and another on American gay men’s life writing since Stonewall (Exposures, 2013). He edited and co-edited four volumes in American studies and queer studies, and a special issue of Dialogue and Universalism on gender studies. Tomasz Basiuk was recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Grant in 2004-2005, as well as of other fellowships. He is now Principal Investigator in a HERA Uses of the Past grant “Cruising the 1970s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures.” From 2005 to 2012, He served as head of the University of Warsaw American Studies Center. As of 2016, he directs the UW Institute of the Americas and Europe. He is currently President of the Polish Association for American Studies.