Iwona Kaliszewska is an assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and
, University of Warsaw. She has been researching the
North Caucasus since 2004. Her most recent study focused on Islamic radicalism
and everyday politics.
She has authored numerous publications about the
Caucasus and co-directed a documentary about a Daghestani female wrestler
entitled "The Strongwoman" (2014). She is the editor and co-founder of the
website and foundation, and has been traveling around Russia,
Central Asia, and the Caucasus since 1999.
She is currently a visiting scholar
at the University of California at Berkeley at the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.