A Slavonist, literary specialist, member of the Slavonic Culture Committee at the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, teaches at the Institute of Slavonic Philology of the Jagiellonian University. His academic work includes writings on Slovak national and cultural identity in the historical and contemporary perspective, contemporary Slovak fiction, and the reception of Slovak literature in Poland. He is the author of the book Pamięć – mit – tożsamość. Słowackie procesy autoidentyfikacyjne w okresie odrodzenia narodowego (Memory – Myth – Identity. Slovak self-identification processes in the period of national rebirth, Kraków 2009).