Olga Wysocka is a political scientist and a culture manager. She has worked at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute since 2008, becoming its deputy director on August 1, 2014. Between 2009 and 2012, she was the manager of the International Cultural Programme of the Polish EU Presidency; the largest project to be undertaken by the Institute so far. She is currently also the manager of the project “Turkey” and will be carrying out both functions till the project’s completion.
She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Warsaw. She studied at the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin) and, between 2001 and 2004, worked at the Polish Institute in Berlin. She received her PhD in political science at the European University Institute in Florence with a dissertation on "Populism - The Polish Case". She is the winner of the Józef Tischner Fellowship from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and has authored multiple articles and studies on populism, democracy and cultural promotion and management.