Joanna Kodzik is Junior Full Professor (tenure track) in Arctic Humanities at the Malaurie Institute. She was previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (2016-2022), working notably within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project EDU-ARCTIC. Before 2016, she was Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for History and Culture in Eastern Europe (GWZO), University of Leipzig, in 2015-2017 and Research Fellow at the Institute of History, University of Potsdam, in 2012-2014. She received her PhD in early modern German Studies from Nikolaus Copernikus University in Torun, Poland, in 2012, after graduating from there in German Studies with a focus on Cultural History. She also graduated in Sociology and Psychology from FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany.
Her research interests include: the History and literature of the German-speaking regions in the early modern period; the cultural history of the European Arctic; Moravian missionary writing; the history of knowledge about the Arctic as well as the history of communication, ceremonial and performance studies.