Joanna earned her B.A. in Russian and Studies in World Literature from the College of the Holy Cross in 2019, with a minor in philosophy. As an undergraduate she studied at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, and at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
In her graduate studies, Joanna is working towards a secondary field in Film and Media Studies. At the center of her research interests are the spiritual and esoteric aspects of 20th century culture, as they have manifested in Slavic literature, visual art and film. Her reflections currently intersect late and post Soviet Polish and Russian fiction, the history of religion, media theory, and gender studies.