Master, University Warsaw, 1980. Doctorat, University Paris X-Nanterre, 1988.
Lecturer, U. Warsaw, 1980-1983; assistant professor, U. Warsaw, 1983-1989; associate professor, U. Warsaw, since 1996; assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989-1994; associate professor French and Italian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1994.
Member Solidarnosc, Poland, 1980-1989. Member Société Française des Seiziémistes, Renaissance Society of America.
Married Ewa Filipczynska, June 16, 1979. Children: Marysia, Tomek, Michal.