Dr hab. Joanna Mizielińska: holds DSs (habilitation) in sociology, University of Warsaw and a PhD from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Polish Academy of Sciences. She was a Fulbright scholar at Princeton University working under the mentoring of prof. Judith Butler, CIMO researcher at the Christina Institute, University of Helsinki, and visiting scholar at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. In the years 2013-2016, she was a Principal Investigator of the project “Families of Choice in Poland”, which was the first multi-method project on queer families in Poland.
She is the author of many publications on queer theory, gender studies, queer kinship and families. Her recent book Queer Kinship at the Edge? Families of Choice in Poland was published by Routledge in 2022 and is available in open access.
Her interests concentrate on the sociology of gender, sexuality, intimacy, couple and families. She is also a trained cat psychologist and a strong supporter of animal rights. She practices yoga and meditation.