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Marta Kolankiewicz


I earned my PhD in 2015 from the Department of Sociology at Lund University. Since 2015, I have taught and researched at the Department of Gender Studies where I am currently employed as associate senior lecturer. I am also Programme Director for the Social Studies of Gender Master Programme at the Graduate School. 

Research Areas

  • Social justice and law

  • Studies of racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

  • Postcolonial theories

  • Feminist theories and methodologies

  • Document and textual analysis  

Current Research and Teaching

Currently, I am working together with Maja Sager on the project The court as an emerging arena for struggles against and about racism (2017-2020) that is funded by the Swedish Research Council within their special call for research on racism. The project explores courts as an emerging arena where political and social contestations over racism take place in Sweden. This is done through an in-depth analysis of several cases in which political struggles against and about racism have moved into courts. The purpose of the project is to understand what kind of space courts provide for protection from and debate about racism, and how different forms of activism involving anti-racism, but also racism, are mobilized. In my previous research, I have explored historical articulations of racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia, mainly in Sweden, Poland and Brazil. I have also worked with the issues of social justice, law and transitional justice.

I teach classes in feminist and post-colonial theories and theories of racism, nationalism and migration as well as in feminist perspectives on law and justice. I also teach methods especially qualitative methods, with focus on document and textual analysis.    



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

E-mail: marta [dot] kolankiewicz [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Associate senior lecturer

Department of Gender Studies



Marta Kolankiewicz holds a PhD in sociology. Her main research focus is on different articulation of racism as well as on the role of law in struggles for justice.

Department of Gender Studies
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)
Fax: 046-222 40 04

Faculty of Social Sciences