Prof. dr hab. Anna Tarwacka
Anna Tarwacka obtaiend Master’s degree in Classical Philology (2001) and Master’s degree in Legal Sciences (2003), both at the University of Warsaw (UW). In the course of her academic career, she obtained the PhD degree in Legal Sciences at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (UKSW) in 2008, then the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in Legal Sciences at the University of Bialystok (UwB) in 2013, and subsequently the title of Professor of Social Sciences in the field of Legal Sciences in 2020. She has been employed as Full Professor at the UKSW. She researches Roman law, in particular issues related to the legal aspects of literary texts. Her scholarly activity focuses on the issue of piracy in ancient Rome, the censor’s office and the institution of the censor’s note, legal references in a collection of jokes entitled “Philogelos”, as well as law in Plautus’ comedies. She promotes Roman law and antiquity by running a blog entitled “Rzymianie i prawo” as well as a YouTube channel of the same title. In 2016-2020, she was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration at UKSW. She is also the editor-in-chief of the periodical “Zeszyty Prawnicze”. She is the author of several monographs “Cenzor w sypialni. Urzędnicza kontrola moralności w życiu rodzinnym Rzymian okresu republiki” (Warszawa 2021), “European Legal Culture through the Prism of Jokes. The Example of ‘Philogelos’” (Wrocław 2018), “Obrócić prawo w żart. Instytucje prawne w zbiorze dowcipów ‘Philogelos’” (Warszawa 2016), “Prawne aspekty urzędu cenzora w starożytnym Rzymie” (Warszawa 2012), “Romans and Pirates. Legal Perspective” (Warszawa 2009).