Agnieszka Graff


Agnieszka Graff is an associate professor at  the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. She is a cultural studies scholar with research interests in gender studies, feminist history, nationalism, and public discourse on gender. Her articles have appeared in Signs, East European Politics and Societies, Public Culture, European Journal of Women’s Studies as well as a number of collected volumes. She co-edited the Spring 2019 issue of Signs on Gender and the Rise of the Global Right. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Elżbieta Korolczuk, is Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment (Routledge 2021, open access) – a monograph on the global anti-gender movement and its links with right-wing populism. Graff is a feminist activist and public intellectual, regular contributor to liberal and left-wing media outlets and the author of four books of feminist essays in Polish, including World without Women and Mother and Feminist. She is a founding member of the Manifa movement, and an active participant of Polish Women’s Congress as well as the ongoing feminist protests.

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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