Barbara Kratiuk is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. She was educated at the University of Warsaw, Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg and London School of Economics.

Barbara has worked for Polish embassies in Berlin and Singapore as well as various media outlets before embarking on her academic career. She has been a visiting scholar at universities in India, Japan and South Korea, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Calcutta, Kyungpook National University and International Christian University.

Barbara was a junior coordinator of the joint project by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and University of Warsaw, which established four Central Europe Centers at universities in South and East Asia (2016-2018). She has also the main coordinator of an Erasmus + project about Indo-Pacific (2019-2022)

Barbara’s fields of research are international relations in Southeast Asia, power politics and different aspects of power, great and middle power as well US relation with Asia and Indo-Pacific. She also does work on pop culture and its connection to international relations. Beside articles, both journalistic and academic, Barbara has written a monograph on US-Vietnamese relations and co-edited the “Handbook of Indo-Pacific Studies” (Routledge 2022).