Weronika Grzebalska

PhD researcher, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

Weronika is a sociologist specializing in militarism, nationalism, political violence and right wing politics seen from a gender-sensitive perspective.

In 2013 she published a pioneering book about the gendered memory of WWII in Poland ("Płeć powstania warszawskiego" - The Gender of the Warsaw Uprising), and has continued researching the politics of memory in Central Europe.

Her current PhD research project revolves around the revival of militarism in contemporary Poland with a special focus on post-2005 militarization of collective memory, and recent attempts by the state to strenghten the position of the paramilitary sector. Her project is in part based on field research conducted with members of paramilitary groups across the country.

Since 2015, she has also worked on the rise of illiberalism and neoconservative mobilizations across Europe, and published extensively on anti-genderism as a response to the crisis of neoliberal democracy.

She is also a board member of the Polish Gender Studies Association and a member of FEPS Young Academics Network.

Experience

  • 2013–2017
    PhD candidate in Sociology, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

Education

  • 2011 
    Postgraduate Gender Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, postgraduate degree
  • 2010 
    Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, MA with hons. in Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • Polish Gender Studies Association, Board Member, www.polskietg.pl