Dr. Kuś is a graduate of Law and Journalism and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University (2005). He completed Postgraduate Studies for Translators of Specialist Texts – English Language Section (UNESCO Chair of the Jagiellonian University, 2006), Postgraduate Studies in Press, Publishing, and Copyright Law (Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, 2008), and – cum laude – Postgraduate Studies in Rhetoric (Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian Universities, 2011). He graduated from the American Law School (Catholic University of America and Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, 2007). In 2015, Dr. Kuś completed ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He graduated from Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in American Studies (Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 2011).
His Ph.D. thesis "Public Broadcasting Service: the Place of Public Television in the United States Media System" (supervisor: Professor Andrzej Mania) was successfully defended – cum laude – in 2011. He received the Dr. Paweł Stępka Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Electronic Media (funded by the National Broadcasting Council and the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw) in 2012.
He has worked as an academic teacher since 2006. He has been professionally affiliated with Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz (2006-2008, 2010-2012), Małopolska Vocational College (2009-2010), Jagiellonian University (since 2010), and Pontifical University of John Paul II (since 2011). Since October 2011, he has worked at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University. Since January 2017, he has worked as a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University School of Rhetoric. Since October 2020, he has been the adviser to the American Studies Academic Circle.
He has lectured at the universities of Catania (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Utica (USA), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), and Iaşi (Romania). In the Spring semester of the 2018/2019 academic year, Dr. Kuś worked as Visiting Professor in Utica College (New York, USA). He speaks fluent English (Certificate of Proficiency in English, 2006) and French. Dr. Kuś has worked as a language and statistical editor for Zeszyty Prasoznawcze since 2012.
In 2019, Dr. Kuś received the MINIATURA 3 grant from the National Science Centre for a research project concerning the functioning of the National Public Radio (NPR) in the media and political system of the United States.
Functions at IAiSP:
- Tutor of the Students Association of American Studies at the Jagiellonian University
- Organization of faculty debates.
- American television
- public media
- methodology of media studies
- new media
- American law
- press law
Current research projects & grants:
- Textbook on media studies methodology.
- Monograph about the American public radio (NPR).