dr Justyna Matkowska

postdoctoral researcher, Section of Social Anthropology


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Dr. Justyna Matkowska received Ph.D. from the University of Wroclaw. She holds an MA and BA in Literary Studies from the University of Wroclaw. In addition, she graduated from Postgraduate Romani Studies Program at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. Her current research explores issues of race and ethnicity, identity, representation, Polish and Roma literature, cultural memory, Roma and Sinti resistance, the Holocaust, and the Genocide. Dr. Matkowska is currently working at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University as part of the project Alienation and “Othering” of Roma and Muslims in the nation-state financed under OPUS.

Peer-Reviewed Journals Articles


“Representations of Romani women in the contemporary Polish and Romani Literature.” Critical Romani Studies Journal: Roma LGBTI, Feminist Movement, and Scholarship. vol. 4 (1): 56-73. (2021) ISSN 2560-3019. (Link)


 “Matka Natura w poezji romskiej” (Mother Nature in Romani poetry). Studia Romologica, vol. 13: 125-141. (2020) ISSN 1689-4758. (Link)


“Romowie górscy jako społeczność wielokulturowa karpackiego pogranicza” (The Roma as a multicultural community of the Carpathian borderland). Góry-Literatura-Kultura, vol. 11: 305-316. (2018).  DOI: 10.19195/2084-4107.11.20. ISSN 2084-4107. (Link)


With Kwadrans, Lukasz: “Wsparcie instytucjonalne uczniów pochodzenia romskiego w kontekście podttrzymywania tożsamości etnicznej” (Institutional support for Roma students in the context of maintaining the ethnic identity). Edukacja międzykulturowa, vol. 2 (7): 155-164. (2017) DOI: 10.15804/em.2017.02.10. ISSN 2299-4106. (Link).


“Wizerunek kobiety romskiej w twórczości literackiej Karola Parno Gierlińskiego” (The image of a Romani woman in the literary works of Karol Parno Gierliński). Studia Romologica, vol. 10: 149-164. (2017) ISSN 1689-4758. (Link)


“The comparative cultural study of the Roma community and Bohemians. Prolegomena”, Culture and education, vol. 4 (118): 138-150, (2017) DOI: 10.15804/kie.2017.04.10. ISSN 1230-266X. (Link)


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters


With Bodziany Marek: “Upamiętnienie martyrologii Romów i Sinti w Niemieckim Nazistowskim Obozie Pracy i Obozie Zagłady w Treblince”. In Treblinka ostrzega i przypomina! edited by Edward Kopówka, 43-56, Siedlce-Warsaw: Museum Treblinka Press 2022. ISBN 978-83-953645-8-7.


With Bodziany, Marek. “Digitalization of material culture resources and its impact on the participation of Poles in “cyberculture” during Covid-19 pandemic “. In Research and Innovation Forum 2021: Managing Continuity, Innovation, and Change in the Post-Covid World: Technology, Politics, and Society, edited by Anna Visvizi and Orlando Troisi, Kawther Saeedi, 207-218. Springer International Publishing 2021. Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-84310-6, eBook ISBN 978-3-030-84311-3. (Link)


“Roma Resistance in occupied Poland”. In Re-thinking Roma Resistance throughout history: recounting stories of strength and bravery, edited by Jekatyerina Dunajeva and Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, 145-168. Berlin: European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, 2020. ISBN 978-3-9822573-0-3. (Link)


Alienation and “Othering” of Roma and Muslims in the nation-state financed by the National  Science Center (Poland) –  OPUS-19.



01/09/2021 – 30/04/2022: Fred and Maria Devinki Memorial Fellow, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Project: Roma and Sinti Resistance in Auschwitz-Birkenau

01/02/2020 – 01/07/2020: Visiting research fellow: “Roma in European Societies”, Romani Studies Program, Central European University, Hungary, Project: “Images of Romani Women in Contemporary Polish and Romani Literary Texts”

20/02/2020 – 31/12/2020: Expert researcher: “Re-Thinking Roma Resistance” in the project, European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Germany. Project was funded by Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft.