Rafal Pankowski is a Professor at the Institute of Sociology of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. He has published widely on racism, nationalism, populism, xenophobia and other issues including the books ‘Neo-Fascism in Western Europe: A study in ideology’ (Polish Academy of Sciences, 1998), ‘Racism and Popular Culture’ (Trio, 2006), and ‘The Populist Radical Right in Poland: The Patriots’ (Routledge, 2010).
He has served as deputy editor of ‘Nigdy Wiecej’ (Never Again) magazine since 1996 and he is a co-founder of the ‘Never Again’ Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
Pankowski received his MA in Political Science from the University of Warsaw (he also studied at the University of Oxford as an undergraduate) and his PhD and Habilitation in Sociology of Culture from the University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Social Sciences. In 2018 he was a visiting professor at the Centre for European Studies of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand).