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.

Her PhD project explores the recent processes of societal militarization in Central Europe against the background of the broader crisis of neoliberal governmentality. Her project is in part based on field research conducted with members of paramilitary groups across Poland. In 2013, she published a book “Płeć powstania warszawskiego” [Gender of the Warsaw Uprising] which dealt with gendered politics of armed resistance during World War 2 in Poland. Her work has appeared in, among others, 'Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories...' (Routledge 2016) and 'Gender: War' (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, 2017). 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.


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


  • 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