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Anita Starosta

Anita Starosta

Associate Teaching Professor of English


courses taught:

GLIS 101: Introduction to Globalization

GLIS 400: Seminar in Global & International Studies

ENGL 312: Globality and Literature

ENGL/WMNST 490: Women Writers & Their Worlds

CMLIT 110/JST 131: Jewish Literature: An International Perspective

POL 197: Elementary Polish I & II, Intermediate Polish

311 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:00
  • Wednesdays 1:45 - 2:45
  • & by appointment


  1. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women
  2. Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness
  3. B.A. Cornell University, summa cum laude, College Scholar in Literature

Professional Bio

Dr. Starosta is the author of the monograph Form and Instability: Eastern Europe, Literature, Postimperial Difference (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and co-editor, with Wlad Godzich, of Second-Hand Europe, a special issue of boundary2: an international journal of literature and culture (2014). She also serves on the journal's editorial collective. One of her current projects is to edit and translate a volume of writings by philosopher Józef Tischner.