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Oleksandra Iwaniuk


Oleksandra Iwaniuk earned a doctorate in political science from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland, where her dissertation focused on the political practices of parliamentarian elites in Ukraine. She also holds degrees in political science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and from the College of Europe in Poland.

She currently teaches at Warsaw University and works as a political, policy, and literary journalist in Poland. Oleksandra’s articles have been published in Polish weekly newsmagazine Polityka, as well as in numerous English publications, including New Eastern Europe and the Kennan Institute’s Focus Ukraine, as well as in anthologies such as The Process of Politicization: How Much Politics Does a Society Need? Oleksandra is also a writer, whose book Amor[t]e has been long-listed for the BBC Book of the Year and UNESCO’s City of Literature awards.

She is founder and a host of the Literary Club at the Ukrainian House in Warsaw, aimed at building up a dialogue between Poles and Ukrainians through literature. She also runs the Ukrainian Women Club in Warsaw, aimed at helping Ukrainian women to build their careers in Poland.

Updated February 2021