Dr. Agnieszka Kaczmarek, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Modern Languages, State Vocational High School in Nysa, has successfully completed her participation in the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Scholars have been able to conduct independent research or research and teaching projects at a host institution in the USA.

In the winter semester 2021/2022, Dr. Kaczmarek attended the College of English at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), where, as part of her scholarship, she implemented a project dedicated to mountain visualization and climbing. American writers fiction. The scientific supervisor of the project in the United States of America was Prof. Emerson case.

Membership in CSUB allowed the scholarship holder to access resources collected not only in the Walter W. Stiern Library, but also in the libraries of twenty-two other campuses that are part of the California state system: CSU Los Angeles, San Jose State University, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Long Beach, CSU Chico, CSU Northridge to name a few. Thanks to the additional interlibrary loan options, Dr. Kashmarek can also use the resources of other libraries, which in fact provide unlimited research opportunities through unlimited access to the resources.

One invaluable experience during the Fulbright Fellowship was the scholarship holder’s interviews with key female figures in American mountaineering: Dr. Arlene Bloom (leader of the 1978 American Himalayan expedition), Dr. Erin Beardsley, Dr. Elizabeth White, Annie Whitehouse and Kitty Calhoun, who shared their observations of the presence of women in mountaineering circles in the second half of the twentieth century.

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