ethnomusicologist and cultural anthropologist, professor. She has lectured at Warsaw University (1953-2003), the Catholic University of Lublin (1999-2004), Collegium Civitas in Warsaw (since 2003), the Johann Gutenberg University in Mainz (1983-1984), the University of Belfast, UK (1984) and Durham University, UK (1995), as well as the US universities of Seattle (1963, 1981) and Pittsburgh (1980-1981). She has been a member of many societies and organisations, including the International Council for Traditional Music (UNESCO, 1976-1990, member of the board), the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (coordinating committee), the Polish Section of the Société Internationale de Musique Contemporaine, and the Polish Composers’ Union. She is the author of many studies and books, including Etnografia Muzyczna - Metodologia, Metodyka [Music ethnography. Methodology and methodics] (Warsaw, 1971) (Rus. trans. Moscow, 1983), Kultury Muzyczne Azji [Musical cultures of Asia] (Kraków, 1981), Polish Folk Music (Cambridge, 1990), Studien zum National Stil der polnischen Musik (Regensburg, 1990) and Kultury Tradycyjne wobec Transformacji - Muzyka Poezja-Taniec [Traditional cultures and transformation. Music, poetry and dance] (Warsaw, 2008).