Dr Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska is a cultural anthropologist. She cooperates with Polish University Abroad in London (PUNO) and Warsaw University. Currently, she works as assistant professor at the Jagiellonian University in the Intercultural Studies Institute and as Academic Advisor for Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. She is also a lecturer in the postgraduate studies program: Totalitarianism-Nazism-Holocaust established by the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Talewicz-Kwiatkowska was a fellow of Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program at the Columbia University (2018), Leadership Academy for Poland (2016), grantee of the Fulbright scholarship (2015-2016), Tom Lantos Institute (2017), European Commission’s program: Marie Curie – Conferences and Training Courses on Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-National Approaches to Romani Studies (Central European University, 2009), and International Leadership Visitor Program of the U.S. State Department Program.
In her work she is focused on Roma communities in Europe and U.S. However, her main topic relates to the Roma Holocaust. Talewicz-Kwiatkowska is co-author of the books: Direction: Future, 25 years of freedom and the Roma people (2018), The influence of the EU financial activities on the social situation of the Roma people in Poland ( 2013), Persecution and mass Holocaust of the Roma people during World War II in the light of reports and memories Warsaw (2008), Transgression in culture, (2014), Cultural identity of the Roma people in the globalization processes“ (2008), co-author of the report „Cognitive and linguistic functioning of Roma children attending the primary special needs and mass schools – social contexts“, Kraków 2011, and co-author of the book The Roma and Sinti in Auschwitz (2011).