Izabella specializes in Black diasporic literature and culture. Her work particularly focuses on the transformations that African American studies have recently undergone due to critical interventions from global frameworks of analysis such as postcolonialism, British cultural studies, Black Atlantic and diaspora studies. Currently she does research on Black British and African American literature and visual arts of the 1980s.
Izabella holds a PhD from the University of Lodz in Poland. She has lectured on British and American literature and culture, multiculturalism and postcolonial studies in the University of Lodz and The State School of Higher Professional Education in Plock, Poland.