Dr. Joanna Kulesza
Assistant Professor of International Law and Internet Governance
Univeristy of Lodz, Poland
J.D. (equivalent), University of Lodz, Faculty of Law and Administration
Dr. iur., University of Lodz, Faculty of Law and Administration

Professor Kulesza is a tenured Professor of Law and teaches International Law, Internet Governance and Media Law. Currently serving as a scientific committee member for the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union and for the At-Large Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, she successfully combines academia with policy work.

Professor Kulesza aside from her primary academic involvement with the University of Lodz, has been serving an expert on human rights online for the Council of Europe and European Commission. She has been a visiting professor with the Oxford Internet Institute, Oslo University, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, and Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster. Kulesza was also a visiting researcher with the University of Cambridge and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as well as a scholar of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foundation for Polish Science.

She is a scientific committee member of the EUCyberDirect and a member of the working group on international law and its application to cyberspace, organized by the CICIR and GCSP. She has also been involved with the Sino-European Cybersecurity Dialogue (SECD) and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) working on international cybersecurity and protecting internet’s core. Kulesza is currently working on various research projects focused on privacy and cybersecurity, including a fundamental rights review pilot project for the European Parliament, where she is responsible for the fundamental rights review of European agencies policies, including Europol and Eurojust. Since 2010 until 2018 she served as Membership Committee Chair for the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). She often engages with various NGOs working on cybersecurity and human rights.