Rafał Kuś, PhD

position: Assistant Professor
e-mail: rafal.kus@uj.edu.pl

 

Dr. Kuś is a graduate of Law and Journalism and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University. He completed Postgraduate Studies for Translators of Specialist Texts – English Language Section (UNESCO Chair of the Jagiellonian University, 2006), Postgraduate Studies in Press, Publishing, and Copyright Law (Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, 2008), and – cum laude – Postgraduate Studies in Rhetoric (Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian Universities, 2011). He graduated from the American Law School (Catholic University of America and Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, 2007). In 2015, Dr. Kuś completed ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).
He graduated from Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in American Studies (Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 2011). His Ph.D. thesis "Public Broadcasting Service: the Place of Public Television in the United States Media System" (supervisor: Professor Andrzej Mania) was successfully defended – cum laude – in 2011. He received the Dr. Paweł Stępka Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Electronic Media (funded by the National Broadcasting Council and the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw) in 2012.
He has worked as an academic teacher since 2006. He has been professionally affiliated with Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz (2006-2008, 2010-2012), Małopolska Vocational College (2009-2010), Jagiellonian University (since 2010), and Pontifical University of John Paul II (since 2011). Since October 2011, he has worked at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University. In May 2016, he lectured at the University of Catania (Italy). Since January 2017, he has worked as a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University School of Rhetoric.
He speaks fluent English (Certificate of Proficiency in English, 2006) and French. Dr. Kuś has worked as a language editor for Zeszyty Prasoznawcze since 2012.

Functions at IAiSP

Translations. Organization of faculty debates.

Academic interests

  • American television
  • public media
  • methodology of media studies
  • new media
  • American law
  • press law
  • rhetoric
  • linguistics

Current research projects & grants

Textbook on media studies methodology.
Monograph about the American public radio (NPR).

Courses

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Publications

» Books

2013, PBS. Amerykańska telewizja publiczna, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 238.

» Chapters

2011, Status, nauczanie i wykorzystywanie w mediach języków mniejszościowych i obcych we współczesnej Polsce, „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 3-4, pp. 197-213.

2013, Historia telewizji amerykańskiej [in:] Stany Zjednoczone wczoraj i dziś. Wybrane zagadnienia społeczno-polityczne (eds.) Agnieszka Małek i Paulina Napierała, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka 2013, pp. 215-249.

2012, Status, nauczanie i wykorzystywanie w mediach języków mniejszościowych i obcych we współczesnej Polsce, [in:] Oblicza polszczyzny, (eds.) Andrzej Markowski i Radosław Pawelec, Warszawa: Narodowe Centrum Kultury, pp. 313-330, (co-author: Wojciech Kajtoch).

2011, Republikanie z kreskówki? Jak South Park komentuje rzeczywistość polityczną USA, [in:] Post-soap. Nowa generacja seriali telewizyjnych a polska widownia, (eds.) Mirosław Filiciak i Barbara Giza, Warszawa: Scholar, pp. 122-139.

2010, Śmierć księżniczki. Historia jednego dokumentu, [in:] Prawda w mediach – między ideałem a iluzją, (eds.) Michał Drożdż, Tarnów: Biblos, pp. 301-311.

» Articles

2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Role of National Media Institutions in Creating National Identity: A Historical Approach, „TransCanadiana”, no. 7, pp. 104-119.

2011, Status, nauczanie i wykorzystywanie w mediach języków mniejszościowych i obcych we współczesnej Polsce, “Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 3-4, pp. 197-213, (co-author: Wojciech Kajtoch)..2009, „Underwriting" w systemie finansowania amerykańskiej telewizji publicznej, „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 3-4, pp. 75-88.

2009, O telewizji publicznej w Ameryce. Historia PBS, „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 1-2, pp. 95-110.

2009, Myśl polityczna Feliksa Młynarskiego, „Politeja", no. 11, pp. 281-306.

2009, Jim Lehrer and the NewsHour, „Ad Americam", no. 10, pp. 41-49.

2006, Przestrzeń europejskiej tożsamości, „Pressje", no. 6-7, pp. 153-164, (co-authors: A. Gumiński, M. Filary i M. Leśniak).

2005, Wizerunek lewicy i prawicy na ich witrynach internetowych, „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze" no. 3-4, pp. 60-83.

2005, Hipoteza Sapira-Whorfa. Rola języka w funkcjonowaniu kultury, „Mediator", no. 2, pp. 24-28.

» Reviews

2010, Małgorzata Lisowska-Magdziarz, Media powszednie, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego 2009 / rev. [in:] “Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 1-2, pp. 154-156.

2008, News from the Interview Society, red. M. Ekstrom, A. Kroon, M. Nylund, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2006 / rev. [in:] „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 3-4, pp. 184-185.

2008, From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media, red. G. F. Lowe, J. Bardoel, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2007 / rev. [in:] “Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 3-4, pp. 185-186.

2006, Content and Effects of Media in the 2004 US Presidential Campaign, specjalny numer „Journalism Studies", maj 2005 / rev. [in:] „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", no. 1-2, pp. 142-145.

2006, Marek Kochan, Pojedynek na słowa. Techniki erystyczne w publicznych sporach, Kraków: Znak, 2005 / rev. [in:] „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", 1-2, pp. 130-132.

2005, Naomi Klein, No Logo, Izabelin: Świat Literacki, 2004 / rev. [in:] „Zeszyty Prasoznawcze", 1-2, pp. 174-176.

» Miscellanea

2007, Why not Barack?, “Ampersand", no. 10, pp. 16-17.

» Conference papers

2016, November 17-18, 15th Conference of the Polish Rhetorical Society “Rhetoric of Advising”, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

2015, November 5-6, 14th Conference of the Polish Rhetorical Society “Rhetoric of Media Image”, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw.

2009, June 23-24, 6th Prof. A. Bartnicki Forum of Advanced Studies on the United States, Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk.

2009, May 14-15, “Truth in Media – Between Ideal and Illusion ", Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków.

2009, March 12-13, “Post-soap. New Generation of Television Series and the Polish Audience", University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw.