Born and raised in Cracow, Krzysztof is graduate of Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion and Culture and is majoring in Oriental Philology – Iran and the Middle East at Jagiellonian University. He holds the position of Vice President of the Regional Representation of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats in Cracow. During his studies he travelled all around Iran in search of post-revolutionary Persian identities. His thesis was focused on Iran as a flagship example of modern revolution that led to a religious regime. He is also interested in the process of country modernization and the pitfall of populism which can lead to establishing a theocratic dictatorship instead. Krzysztof is passionate about the LGBT emancipation movement and wishes that education about sexuality was a common matter among Poles.
Updated May 2019
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Mapping of Queer-Krakow
In the first such initiative in Poland, Krzysztof Skwara, queer activist and the 2019 Warsaw Fellow, has collects all the useful LGBTQ+ addresses in his hometown Krakow, Poland’s second largest city.
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