Wojciech Malecki

Intersections of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Wroclaw

Wojciech Malecki is university professor of literary theory at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. His research is situated at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences exploring the impact of literature and the media on society, in particular on public attitudes toward the environment. It has been published in Poetics, ISLE, PLOS One, and other journals, featured in the media, including in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Psychology Today, and translated into Chinese, Swedish, and other languages. His most recent books are Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care About Other Species (Routledge 2019), What Can We Hope For? (Princeton UP 2022), and Empirical Ecocriticism (U of Minnesota P, forthcoming in 2023). He has been an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, The Free University of Berlin as well as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Cultural Inquiry at Utrecht University, and other institutions. He is currently leading a National Science Center-funded project on the social influence of climate fiction.