Anna Zofia Gąsienica Byrcyn holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught Polish language, literature, and culture courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana University-SWSEEL, Saint Xavier University, University of Pittsburgh-SLI, Oakton College, and Loyola University. Additionally, she has taught French language and culture courses at Saint Xavier University and College of DuPage. Recently, she co-translated Eliza Orzeszkowa’s novel Marta (Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, 2018). In the past, she published articles and translations in The Polish Review, The Sarmatian Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Lituanus, The Dirty Goat. Art Journal, Visual Anthropology, The East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Postscriptum, Więź, Śląsk, and the Tatra Eagle/Orzeł Tatrzański.