Anna Grzywacz, Ph.D.

Department of International Organizations and Global Security Studies

Anna Grzywacz holds a PhD in Political Science (International Relations). She graduated in international relations from the Institute of International Relations (East Asia major), Warsaw University. She was a research fellow of the EANGAGE Think Next, Act Next – The Next Gen EU-ASEAN Think Tank Dialogue funded by the European Union (2021–2022). She is an NCN Miniatura 4 and Sonata 17 grant holder. In 2022 she was awarded a scholarship for outstanding young researchers by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. Currently, focusing on the research project ‘Responding to (de)democratisation in ASEAN: strategies of civil society organisations in times of autocratisation’ funded by NCN under the Sonata 17 call.

Research interests:
  • International relations in Southeast Asia
  • Foreign policies of Indonesia and Singapore
  • Discursive politics
  • Middle powers
Recent publications:
  • Grzywacz, A. (2023) Recognising Indonesia’s actorness: challenging and contributing to norm diffusion, in: Norm diffusion beyond the West, ed. by Sarka Kolmasova and Ricardo Reboredo, Springer.
  • Grzywacz, A. (2021) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ narratives of non-compliance with norms: Shaming and escaping a narrative trap, Media, War & Conflict. doi: 10.1177/17506352211053183; online first.
  • Grzywacz, A.; Gawrycki, M. F. (2021) The authoritarian turn of middle powers: changes in narratives and engagement, Third World Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 11, pp. 2629–2650. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1960159.
  • Grzywacz, A. (2020) Democracy in Indonesian Strategic Narrative. A New Framework of Coherence Analysis, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 250–269. doi: 10.1177/1868103420903594.
  • Grzywacz, A. (2020) Closer to a threat than an opportunity: Polish perception of China’s rise and international engagement, Asia Europe Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 177–194. doi: 10.1007/s10308-019-00541-7.
  • Grzywacz, A. (2020) Indonesia’s (Inter)national Role as a Muslim Democracy Model: Effectiveness and Conflict Between the Conception and Prescription Roles, The Pacific Review, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 728–756. doi: 10.1080/09512748.2019.1585387.
  • Grzywacz, A. (2019) Singapore’s Foreign Policy Toward Regional and Inter-regional Institutions, Asian Perspective, vol.43, no. 4 (Fall), pp. 647–671. doi: 10.1353/apr.2019.0027.