I am a cultural anthropologist that specializes in new media and innovation research, with over a decade of fieldwork experience. I am passionate about improving existing knowledge infrastructures, as well as health and tech-related policies.
I am currently a research fellow at Rutgers University’s Department of Political Science, where I work on a project that inquires into cross-lingual information exchange and the role new media play in building narratives around medical controversies. My stay is funded by the Kosciuszko Foundation.
The fellowship is part of my Ph.D. research project at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, where I am studying social reception of Lyme disease (borreliosis) in Poland (Preludium BIS funding scheme, 2020-2023). As a digital anthropologist studying medical issues, I am also a 2020-2023 coordinator of the EASA Medical Anthropology Young Scholars network and a board member of the Medical Anthropology Europe network at EASA. Learn about our work here.
I have previously worked as an ethnographer in the EC’s POPREBEL project, which studied populism in Central and Easter Europe. I was conducting a mix-method study among Polish voters, to understand how their life experiences influence their voting choice (2021 – 2022). In late 2022 I have been a guest researcher at the Hans Bredow Leibniz Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany (with the NAWA Preludium BiS fellowship fund).
In years prior I worked as a junior researcher at the Department of Management in Networked and Digital Societies at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, where I conducted a pre-doc study on multi-platform knowledge production (2016 – 2020, Diamentowy Grant funding), focusing on information prod-usage and network practices. As a part of this project, I studied instances of online misinformation about health and nutrition, and open collaboration communities. I have also worked on multiple research projects at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, of which I am an alumna.
Generally speaking, my research belongs to the category of science and technology studies, as well as medical and digital anthropology. My other published work concerns topics of urban transformation and identity politics in post-socialist and post-colonial contexts. Over the years I have also actively cooperated with different NGOs as a social researcher.
You can download my resume here.