Joanna Regulska


Bio: Joanna Regulska, Ph.D, is a professor of women's and gender studies, and geography, and vice president for international and global affairs. Most of her current research and teaching concentrates on women's agency, political activism, grassroots mobilization, and the construction of women's political spaces. She has written extensively on women's political participation and on the processes of democratization, citizens' participation, and decentralization in central and east Europe. Professor Regulska has published more than 90 articles and chapters, and has presented more than 100 papers at national and international meetings of learned societies. Her books include: From Cold War to the EU: Women and Gender in Contemporary Europe: From Cold War to European Union with Bonnie Smith (Routledge, 2012); Cooperation or Conflict: State, the European Union and Women with Fuszara, M., Grabowska, M., and J. Mizielinska (WAP 2008, in Polish); Women and Citizenship in Central and East Europe with Jasmina Lukic and Darja Zavirsek (Ashgate Publisher, UK, 2006); Being Effective in Public Life (Wydawnictwo OSKA, 1999); Being Active in Public Life (Wydawnictwo OSKA, 1998); and Informational Policy at the Local Level (1995, 2nd edition 1997).
She served as an advisor to governments and parliaments of central and east European countries regarding local government and public administration reforms and decentralization processes. For her contributions to the development of local democracy, local government reform and empowerment of women in public life, the President of Poland recognized her contributions by awarding her the Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996) and the Knight Cross of the Order of Restitution of the Republic of Poland (2004). In 2011, she received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Tbilisi State University in Georgia recognizing her work in support of the development of gender studies at the Tbilisi State University.