Alicja Polakiewicz

Alicja Polakiewicz

Research Associate

Professorship International Politics of Human Rights


Alicja Polakiewicz is a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Institute for Political Science (Professorship of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach). She holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with a focus on European and international law from Sciences Po Paris. As part of her undergraduate degree, she spent one year at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where she concentrated on the politics and cultures of Southeast Asia. Alicja graduated with an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh where she was awarded the T.B Smith Prize for most distinguished scholar. She was the editor-in-chief of Contemporary Challenges: The Global Crime, Justice and Security Journal. Alicja worked at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), contributing to the institute’s work in human rights and democracy, and peace and security. She continues to be affiliated with GPPi as a non-resident fellow. Previously, Alicja served as a student director for STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities and took part in a European voluntary service with Aegis Trust, an international genocide prevention NGO, in London and Kigali.