Agnieszka Graff

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Agnieszka Graff
Agnieszka Graff, Salon Ciekawej Ksiazki, Lodz December 2011 - crop.jpg
Born1970 (age 5253)
Occupationwriter, commentator, translator, lecturer
Alma mater Amherst College
Years active1999-present

Agnieszka Graff-Osser (born 1970 in Warsaw [1] ) is a Polish writer, translator, commentator, feminist and women's and human rights activist. She studied in Oxford University, Amherst College (Massachusetts, United States) and graduated from School of Social Sciences at Polish Academy of Sciences. She completed her PhD in English literature in 1999. [2] In 2001, she published World without women, which was nominated to Nike Award in 2002. She works at the Warsaw University's Institute of the Americas and Europe and gives lectures on gender studies. [3]


Her essays and features have been published in "Gazeta Wyborcza" (mass circulation liberal newspaper), "Literatura na Świecie" ("World Literature") and "Zadra" ("The Thorn", a feminist magazine).

She is a co-founder of women's organisation Porozumienie Kobiet 8 Marca (8 March Women's Coalition) with which she organises the annual Manifa Warsaw women's march. [4] From 2007 to 2010, Graff was a member of the Precedent Cases Programme's Programme Board at the International Helsinki Federation For Human Rights. [5]

Graff is Jewish. [6] She was the wife of the photographer and French press correspondent Bernard Osser with whom she has a son, who was born in 2008. [7] In February 2021, she came out, by writing on her social media that she is in a committed relationship with a woman. [8] In the March–April issue of the only Polish LGBTIA magazine, Replika, Graff and her partner, the cultural anthropologist Magdalena Staroszczyk, talked more about their relationship and queer identities. [9]

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