Poks, Malgorzata

Poks, Malgorzata

Assistant Professor

University of Silesia, Poland
Research interests / activities:

I am primarily interested in intersectional justice issues as they relate to animals, with special emphasis on decolonizing human-animal relations and veganism, especially veganism of color, as consistent anti-oppression. In my research, I mostly rely on methodologies developed within Critical and Decolonial Animal Studies. Most recently I have been working on the literary representation of animals and human-animal relations in the works of USAmerican writer of Chippewa descent, Linda Hogan.


Thomas Merton and Latin America: A Consonance of Voices, Katowice: Wyzsza Szkola Zarzadzania Marketingowego i Jezykow Obcych, 2007. Reprint: Thomas Merton and Latin America: A Consonance of Voices, Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2011. Edited volume: Leszek Drong, Jacek Mydla, Malgorzata Poks (eds.), Multiculturalism, Culture, Literature and the Self, Springer, 2017. Latest selected articles: “Voluntary Simplicity and Voluntary Poverty: Alternatives to Consumer Culture,” in: Eating America: Crisis, Sustenance, Sustainability, ed. Justyna Kociatkiewicz, Laura Suchostawska, Dominika Ferens, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014. “Epistemic Disobedience and Decolonial Healing Norma Elía Cantú’s Canícula” in: Anglica Posnaniensia: An International Review of English Studies, eds. Agnieszka Rzepa, Katarzyna Drewniak, vol 50 no. 2-3, Poznań: UAM, 2015 “Conspiracy of Faith on the Margins of Empire: Christian Anarchism as a ‘Wild Zone’ in Post-Countercultural America” in: American Wild Zones: Space, Experience, Consciousness. Eds. Jerzy Kamionowski, Jacek Partyka, Frankfurt Am Main, New York: Peter Lang, 2016. “Borderlands of Cultures, Borderlands of Discourse: Cargo Cults and Their Reflection in Thomas Merton’s Poetry” in: Representing and (De)Constructing Borderlands, eds. Jacek Partyka and Grzegorz Moroz, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. “The House Sofi Built: Critique of Multiculturalism in Ana Castillo’s So Far from God” in: Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self, eds. Leszek Drong, Jacek Mydla, Małgorzata Poks, Springer, 2017. “Home on the Border in Ana Castillo’s The Guardians: The Colonial Matrix of Power, Epistemic Disobedience, and Decolonial Love” in: Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, vol. 21, ed. María Ángeles Toda Iglesia, Universidad de Seville, Spain: 2017. „Dismantling the Rule of the Father: Towards the Kingdom of the Im/Possible in The Geography of Lograire” in The Merton Annual: Studies in Culture, Spirituality, and Social Concerns, vol. 31, 2018. “’Lamb Admits Ties to Cain’: The Human, the Less-Than-Human, and the Kin(g)dom in Thomas Merton’s The Geography of Lograire” in: Guard the Human Image for It Is the Image of God: Essays on Thomas Merton, eds. Gary Hall and Detlev Cuntz, Vier-Tuerme Verlag, 2019. “’Where Butchers Sing Like Angels’: Of Captive Bodies and Colonized Minds (With a Little Help from Louise Erdrich)” in: Review of Inter-American Studies -forthcoming Courses offered: Survey course in USAmerican Literature MA Seminar in North American Literature and Culture Practical English courses

Potential areas for collaboration:
Ethical vegetarianism and veganism, and decolonizing animals in the North American context, especially in indigenous literatures.