Dr. Katarzyna W. Sidło is a Political Economist at CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw, Poland and a consultant at Blue Dot Solutions. Her research interests focus on the political economy, the economics of religion (including Islamic Finance), and migration. She specializes in the broadly understood MENA region and the EU Southern Neighborhood.
Dr. Sidło has worked on projects commissioned by various international donors, such as the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the European Space Agency, and the European Investment Bank. She gained her professional and research experience in a number of countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and Poland. Dr. Sidło has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and, most recently, was a Visiting Scholar at Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Educated at the University of Warsaw, School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of Jordan, Dr. Sidło holds a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, an MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and a BSc in Economics. An avid language learner, she speaks Polish, English, Arabic, and Spanish, as well as basic French and Hebrew.