Michalina Grzelka  Researcher, Anthropologist & Ph.D. Candidate

I hold a Master's Degree in Arab & Islamic studies and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology. As a scholar and a published researcher who is passionate about women's rights and disability rights, I developed and taught a graduate course on Human Rights.


During my academic studies and over the course of my career I studied and worked in such Arab countries as Kuwait, Syria, and Tunisia. I have also visited such Middle Eastern states as Jordan, UAE, Oman and Iran. As a freelance consultant, I wrote reports on human rights NGOs operating in the Middle East and North Africa.


My goal is to use my research expertise to promote social and material well-being of people all over the world and to raise awareness of the importance of human rights.

Woman Typing
 

My Research and Writing Projects

Below you can find my peer-reviewed and other research papers in English as well as shorter opinion pieces written in Polish and English.

“Unheard Voices: Discourse Analysis of Press Representations of People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers in Postsocialist Poland”

October 2020

Notebook
Notebook and Pen

“Repatriation or Deportation? The Entanglement of Labor, Abuse and (In)Voluntary Returns of Female Filipino Domestic Workers in Kuwait”

August 2020

“Attitudes Toward Vulnerable Populations in the Time of COVID-19: Critical Discourse Analysis of Gazeta.pl Online Comment Sections”

April 2020

Desk with Book
Man at Desk

“‘No One Knows Anything’: Kinship Caregivers and Their Experiences with Social Services in Poland”

December 2019

“Representation of Disability in Fairy Tales from the Perspective of the Social Model of Disability”

June 2019

Books
Man with Book

"Modele niepełnosprawności: od wykluczenia do włączenia"

March 2020

“'Ludzie tacy jak my umrą' – osoby z niepełnosprawnościami, starsze i przewlekle chore a pandemia koronawirusa"

April 2020

Piles of Books
Writing by the Water

"Miasta mają płeć – i jest to zazwyczaj płeć… męska"

February 2021

"Czy kobiety w mieście czują się bezpiecznie?"

April 2021

Woman in the City
 
Colourful Pile of Old Books

"When words gather together with energy, other places, other people, and other voices stir in a parallel life"

Kirin Narayan, Alive in the Writing