Adam Ostolski

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Adam Edward Ostolski (born 7 November 1978) is a Polish sociologist, columnist and activist. He is a member of the Krytyka Polityczna. In 2013-2016 he was co-leader of the Poland's Green Party.[1]

He graduated from the Department of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw. In 2011, he defended his doctoral dissertation Trauma and Public Memory: The Legacy of World War Two in Contemporary Poland. He lectures at the University of Warsaw and at the Medical University of Warsaw.[2] His research interests include social movements, gendered nationalism, memory studies and sociology of knowledge.[3] He is author of a major study comparing antisemitic and anti-gay discourses in contemporary Poland. He translated into Polish books by Immanuel Wallerstein, Étienne Balibar, Shmuel Eisenstadt and Judith Butler.

Ostolski was an environmental activist since the early 1990s.[4] He is a member of the left-wing milieu Krytyka Polityczna since the establishment of the group in 2002. He is also a member of the Poland's Green Party, and in 2013-2016 its co-leader (first with Agnieszka Grzybek, then with Małgorzata Tracz). He left the party in February 2019.

In 2012, he wrote a column in the weekly Przekrój. Since 2013 he writes a political blog at platform.[5] He appeared in the film "What Is Democracy?" by Oliver Ressler (2009).[6]


  1. ^ New leaders for Poland's Zieloni offer a new political vision, 6 March 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ Adam Ostolski Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Biographical note in: Adam Ostolski, Pressing Juice out of the Brussels Cabbage,, 20 December 2012.[dead link]
  4. ^ Les écologistes sont les héros polonais du XXIe siecle La Revue Durable, No. 47, January 2013.
  5. ^ Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  6. ^ What Is Democracy? Retrieved 30 November 2019.