Dr hab. Andrzej Waśko

Ignatianum Professor Andrzej Waśko, PhD. (born in 1961) – a literary historian and culture expert, a research worker at the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the University of Philosophy and Education in Cracow, a journalist and commentator. He is also a researcher into Polish Romanticism and the author of books entitled: ‘Romantyczny sarmatyzm’ (1995) and ‘Zygmunt Krasiński  – oblicza poety’ (2001). He has published, among others, anthology entitled ‘Romantyczna gawęda szlachecka’ (1999) and ‘Wybór pism krytycznych’ by Michał Grabowski (2005). He is the author of more than a hundred scientific and popular science publications touching upon the connections between literature and the history of thought, historiography and other fields of culture. He is also an editor-in-chief of the ‘Perspektywy Kultury’ half-yearly published by Ignatianum Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education as well as a scientific editor of the Biblioteka Sarmacka publishing series. Between 1991-1998, he was a member of the editorial team in the ‘Arka’ and ‘Arcana’ bimonthlies. He publishes his articles in ‘Arcana’, ‘Gazeta Polska’, ‘Nowe Państwo’ and ‘Nasz Dziennik’. The selection of his sketches entitled ‘Demokracja bez korzeni’ was published in 2009.