Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Institute of
Cultural Anthropology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Currently she works as a lecturer at Jagiellonian University in the Intercultural Studies Institute and cooperates with the Polish University Abroad in London. She is also a lecturer in the postgraduate studies program, “Totalitarianism- Nazism- Holocaust,” created by the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in cooperation with the Pedagogical University in Krakow. She is author of the book “The Influence of the EU Financial Activities on the Social Situation of the Roma People in Poland” (Jagiellonian University Publishing House, Krakow 2013). She is co- author of the texts “Roma in KL Auschwitz” (part of the Voices of Memory series published by Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oświęcim 2011), and “Persecution and Mass Holocaust
of the Roma People during World War II in the Light of Reports and Memories” (Warsaw, DIG 2008.) She is also the author of popular scientific articles dedicated to Roma and Sinti issues and her Articles have been published in scientific periodicals. She has engaged to organize of the International Roma Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liquidation of the “Zigeunerlager” at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She is President of the Dialog-Pheniben Foundation and the editor-in-chief of the quarterly “Dialog-Pheniben” magazine.