Anna Kawalec is an adjunct professor at the Chair of Theory of Culture and Art, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).

She received her M.A. in Polish philology, specializing in the history and theory of theatre, and her Ph.D. in philosophy (the dissertation – in Polish – titled Theatre as a personal sign of human being was written at the seminar on philosophy of God and religion). While a high-school teacher, she managed authorial youth theatre „Dziung’s Theatre”, developing a version of Michail Checkhov’s method. She contributed to research on anthropological and ethical personalism in the Institute of John Paul II (Lublin).

She was a visiting fellow (2010) in The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU in Prague) and a research fellow (2015) in The Anthropology Division of the Department of Social Sciences, Media and Communications at Brunel University London.

Her papers and organized conferences focus on philosophy of art, theatre and performance; she edited On the notion of art in contemporary culture (in Polish; Lublin 2010) and Between authenticity and pretending. Creative attitudes in contemporary culture (in Polish; Lublin 2013). She is a member of the editorial board of “Annals of Culture Studies” (Lublin) and The TAPRA Group within PP.