dr hab. Elżbieta Bekiesza-Korolczuk

email: e.korolczuk@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

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Elżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is a sociologist, working at Södertörn University in Stockholm and American Studies Center, Warsaw University. Her research interests involve: gender, social movements and civil society. She published numerous texts, e.g. on the women’s movement and its relation with neoliberalism, on new forms of citizenship, politicization of reproduction and anti-gender mobilization in Poland and abroad. Most recent publications include two edited volumes: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland co-edited with Kerstin Jacobsson (Berghahn Books, 2017), Rebellious Parents: Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia co-edited with Katalin Fábián (Indiana University Press, 2017), and a monograph co-authored with Agnieszka Graff Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment (Routledge 2021).


DAAD stipend and an invitation to come as a visiting professor to Institut für Slawistik und Kaukasusstudien at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. 

Research Fellow of Marie Curie Fellowship Program for Early Stage Researchers founded by EU. In the European Doctorate Program in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean (ED) Building on the Past.

One of the funding members of the Polish Association for Gender Studies established in 2016, and a member of the Board between 2017 and 2019. 

Appointment to the Women’s Council, an expert body advising the President of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski. Between 2015- 2020 a member of Committee for the Reform of Child Support System (Zespół Ekspertów ds Alimentów), a joined initiative of the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Poland

Recent research projects

2018 – 2025 research program “Civil Society Elites: Comparing Elite Composition, Reproduction, Integration and Contestation in European Civil Societies”. Project leader prof. Hakan Johansson, the project is financed by the Riksbanken Jubileumsfond, Sweden.

2018 – 2021 project “Reproducing (in)justice. Towards a relational theory of reproductive justice of surrogacy in Baltic, Central and Eastern Europe”. Project leader prof. Jenny Gunnarsson-Payne, co-applicant dr Signe Mezinska. Funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation.

2015 – 2018 project “Gender and political cultures of knowledge in Poland, Sweden and Germany”. Project leader prof. Teresa Kulawik, co-applicant prof. Lenita Freidenval. Funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation.


with Agnieszka Graff. Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment, New York and London: Routledge, 2021.

Matki i córki we współczesnej Polsce [Mothers and daughters in contemporary Poland]. Kraków: Universitas, 2019.

with Beata Kowalska, Jennifer Ramme and Claudia Snochowska-Gonzalez. Bunt kobiet. Czarne Protesty i Strajki Kobiet [Women’s Rebellion. Black Protests and Women’s Strikes]. Gdańsk: European Solidarity Centre, 2019, p. 201.

with Kerstin Jacobsson. Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland, Berghahn Books, 2017, p. 339.

with Katalin Fábián. Rebellious Parents. Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017, p. 353.

“Counteracting challenges to gender equality in the era of anti-gender campaigns. Competing gender knowledges and affective solidarity,” Social Politics Summer 2020, 24 July, 1-24.

with Agnieszka Graff. “Gender as ‘Ebola from Brussels’: The Anti-colonial Frame and the Rise of Illiberal Populism,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 43(4), 2018: 797-821.

Courses (selected)

Gender, Populism and the New Culture Wars. Social and Cultural Change in the Trump Era 

Power and Its Discontents in the Contemporary United States

Social Movements and Social Change in Contemporary America

Social Movements and Social Change in Contemporary America

From “I have a dream” to #metoo. Social movements & American society after II WW in a comparative perspective

Curriculum vitae (PDF)