Magdalena Grabowska, Ph.D.

Magdalena Grabowska, PhD., is a sociologist, researcher and gender expert working in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences and Gender Studies in the Institute of Polish Literature of the Polish Academy of Science. She is a co-founder of STER Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in women and gender studies (at Rutgers University: 2010), and MA in Sociology (Warsaw University: 2000). Her work focuses on women’s movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Caucuses. Dr. Grabowska conducted a number of research – consisting of in-depth interviews with various social groups – on violence against women, antidiscrimination and women’s activism, including: “Mapping the Current Status and Potential of Administrative Sources of Data on Gender-Based Violence in the EU and Croatia” (in 2013, for the European Institute of Gender Equality), and “Judicial system and anti-discrimination law in Poland” (in 2013 for Polish Association of Anti-discrimiantion Law). She is co-author of the book “Cooperation or Conflict? The European Union, the State, and Women” (together with prof. Joanna Regulska, prof. Małgorzata Fuszata, dr. Joanna Mizielińska, Warsaw 2009). As a fellow of Marie Curie Fellowship Program she conducted a research project “Active Subjectivity of Women and Gender Equality in socialist Poland and Georgia”.

In STER Foundation she is responsible for research activities. She coordinated research activities within the project “Breaking Taboo – the Rights of Victims of Sexual Violence” supported by Citizens for Democracy Program funded by EEA Grants.