Literary scholar, Polish philologist, translator, professor of humanities. She specializes in the history of literature, contemporary literature and theory of literature.
She is a chair of the Department of Literature Semiotics of the Institute of Polish Philology at the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. In the years 2005-2012 she was the deputy director for scientific affairs at the Institute of Polish Philology at AMU, and 2012-2016 – the dean of the Faculty of Polish and Classical Studies at AMU. In the years 2016-2020 she was the vice-rector for student affairs at AMU, and from September 1, 2020 she is the rector of the University. In 2020, she was also elected a president of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Universities.
She is the author or co-author of nearly 100 scholarly works – books and articles. Her research focuses on 20th-century literature; she engages in literary criticism too. She is also a translator of English-language prose, particularly children’s prose, which is her great passion. In 1995 she obtained a doctorate, in 2001 – a postdoctoral degree, and in 2015 – the title of professor of humanities.