Joanna Maria Stolarek
Head of Office
Joanna Maria Stolarek

Since Oktober 2019 she has been Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Poland. She studied German, Slavic and Spanish philology at Karls-Eberhardt-Universität in Tübingen. Before taking on a career in journalism, she worked as a researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business Law at Nuertingen Geislingen University HfWU in Geislingen/Steige. After studying journalism in Munich, she worked as an editor and political commentator at Südwest Presse (business and economics department) in Ulm, in the Märkische Oderzeitung in Frankfurt/Oder and in the Neue Berliner Redaktionsgesellschaft (political department) in Berlin.  Her commitment to diversity – including in the media – took her to the NGO Neue deutsche Medienmacher, which promotes diversity in the media and works to ensure that texts and articles are written with sensitivity to cultural diversity. There she was a member of the board and managed media projects. Joanna Stolarek publishes in various media, taking a Polish–German perspective. She specialises in politics – German and Polish politics in particular. She likes to write about and discuss Polish–German relations, and to analyse the political situation and social changes in both countries. She explains Poland to the Germans, and Germany to the Poles. She is an active mentor, and particularly supports women in their professional development.

Tel. +48 22 44 01 333
Languages: German, Polish, Spanish, English