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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Magdalena Radkowska-Walkowicz


Associate Professor, Childhood Studies Interdisciplinary Research Team, University of Warsaw, Poland



I am an associate professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Warsaw. My research sits at the intersection of medical anthropology, anthropology of reproductive technologies, and childhood studies. Currently I am conducting research on social aspects of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, rare genetic disease, focusing on social meanings of hormones, definitions of stress, and discourses on genital surgeries.



  • E. Maciejewska-Mroczek, M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2023. ‘Should I Buy Her a Doll’? Motherhood and Turner Syndrome in Poland. Medical Anthropology.
  • M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2020. Bad television, unhealthy computers? Children’s mapping of health, fun and morality. Children’s Geographies. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1849561.
  • M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2019. Being a girl with a rare disease: an anthropological investigation on Turner Syndrome. Salute e Societa. doi: 10.3280/SES2019-003009.
  • M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2017. Do ‘In Vitro Children’ Exist? The ‘Ontological Choreography’ between Public Debates and Private Experiences. Children’s Geographies. doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1380781.
  • E. Maciejewska-Mroczek, M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2017. Between Monster Child and Innocent Baby. Managing Fear and Hope in Polish Debates on In Vitro Fertilization. In: J. Ahlbeck et al. (eds.). Childhood, Literature and Science: Child Figures as Fragile Subjects. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • M. Radkowska-Walkowicz, 2013. Doświadczenie in vitro. Niepłodność i nowe technologie reprodukcyjne w perspektywie antropologicznej (In vitro experence. Infertility and new reproductive technologies from the anthropological perspective), Warsaw University Press.


childhood studies, medical anthropology, anthropology of reproductive technologies
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