Educated at the University of Warsaw, School of Oriental and African Studies, and University of Jordan, Katarzyna holds B.Sc. in Economics and M.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Currently, she awaits a defence of her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw. A recipient of numerous scholarships, most recently she was a Visiting Scholar at Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Katarzyna gained her professional and research experience in a number of countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the United Kingdom and Poland. She worked as a leader or member of a research team in projects commissioned by various donors, such as the European Commission, Committee of the Regions, European Space Agency or European Investment Bank.
Her research interests focus on the political economy, economics of religion, as well as migration and human rights. She specializes in the MENA region. Ms. Sidło is an author of numerous publications that have been published or are pending publication at prestigious houses and institutions, such as the University of Cambridge and Routledge. An avid language learner, she speaks Polish, English, Arabic and Spanish, as well as some basic French and Hebrew.