Agata Błoch PhD
Who I am
I am Polish, born in Warsaw in 1989. I first traveled to Brazil as an exchange student in 2010, and since then, Brazil is holding a special place in my heart and has become my second home. I am a big fan of Brazilian picanha, classic sertanejo and books of Jorge Amado. By learning Portuguese, I opened the door to a whole new world that never ceases to amaze me.
I hold a PhD in History from the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2021) and MA in History of the Portuguese Empire from Nova University of Lisbon (2018).
Member of the Brazilian Association of Historians (ANPUH)
Co-founder and board member of Foundation of Brazilian Culture Terra Brasilis in Poland.
Executive Director of Communication in the Association of Brazilianists in Europe - ABRE
My Phd Defense, December of 2020
2021. Institute of History, Polish Academy o Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
PhD in History, cotutelle with University Nova of Lisbon
Bilingual Dissertation: “Subaltern groups in the Atlantic Portuguese Empire in the network perspective”
Summa cum Laude
2018. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Master in History of the Portuguese Empire
2014. University of Warsaw, Poland
Master in Cultural Studies with major in Latin America
2011. University of Warsaw , Poland
Bachelor in European Studies
Visiting Professor: Department of History. University of Évora/Portugal April 2022.
Visiting Scholar: Centre for Global History. Nova University of Lisbon/Portugal 2016-2017.
Erasmus Program: Department of History. Nova University of Lisbon/ Portugal 2016-2017.
Erasmus Program: Centre for Global History. Nova University of Lisbon/Portugal 2013-2014.
Aiesec: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/Brazil 2012-2013.
University of Brasília/ Brazil 2010-2011.
Aiesec & Visitor Student Program: University of Santa Cruz do Sul/ Brazil 2010.
Pädagogische Austauchdienst in Bonn (PAD). ZFA Schulmanagement weltweit/ Germany 2007.
My bilingual Polish-Portuguese Phd thesis
Since September 2022: Assistant Professor and Researcher in Department of Historical Atlas at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw), where I work in Project "Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities"
October 2020 - September 2022: Lecturer in Department of Brazilian Studies in Institute of Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies of University of Warsaw and in Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at Faculty of International and Political Studies of Jagiellonian University in Kraków.