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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Marta Kowalewska

Marta Kowalewska
Marta Kowalewska
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Research Interests
Feminisms and feminist theory, Roma activism, Post-socialist transformation, Intersectionality, Social movements, Critical methodologies, Nationalism

Supervisors: Dr. Angus Bancroft, Dr. Radhika Govinda, Dr. Gëzim Krasniqi


University of Edinburgh, MSc Sociology by Research

University College London, MA Identity, Culture and Power in Central and Eastern Europe

King's College London, BA Linguistics

Conferences and Workshops

June 2019, 'Romani Women’s Activism in East-Central Europe: Theorizing resistance and reimagining citizenship at the nexus of neoliberalism, nationalism, and feminist politics' at the Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies PhD Symposium 2019, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

June 2019, Co-presenter:  Hay, Campbell, Clark, Kowalewska, Tammi & Balogh, 'A Hidden Community: Justifying the Inclusion of Roma as an Ethnic Identity in the 2021 Scottish Census',  at the World Community Development Conference 2019, Dundee, Scotland.

May 2019, Conference co-organiser. Co-presenter: Kamya Choudhary, Marta Kowalewska and Cat Wayland, 'Decolonising Research and Feminist Friendships: A Conversation Across Boundaries’ at the Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

April 2019, 'Challenging European constructions of the gendered "Gypsy Other": Epistemic injustices, feminist complicities, and decolonial futures' at the Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

April 2019, Panelist & co-organiser. 'Doing Intersectionality in Social Research' panel, New Directions Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

July 2018, Romani Identities and Antigypsyism Summer School, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

June 2018, 'Papusza and the voice of the Romani woman in Poland', Impacts of Gender Discourse on Polish Politics, Society and Culture Conference, University College London, UK


Kowalewska, M. (2019) Review of  Angéla Kóczé, Violetta Zentai, Jelena Jovanovic and Enikő Vincze (eds), The Romani Women’s Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe, London: Routledge, 2019. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 21(3), 522-524.

Kowalewska, M. (2018) Review of Nikolay Zakharov and Ian Law, Post-Soviet Racisms. London: Palgrave, 2017. Race & Class, 60(1), 104-107.

Teaching Experience

University of Edinburgh
Sociology 1B:  The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles, Public Problems / Tutor, 2018 - 2019

Nations and Nationalism / Tutor (UG honours), 2018

Nominated for "Best Practice in Inclusive Learning and Teaching" Teaching Award, 2019


1+3 Economic and Social Research Council studentship, 2017-2021