Iwona Kaliszewska is an assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, 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 Kaukaz.net 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.

Contact: iwona.kaliszewska@gmail.com