Anna Wójcik is a researcher at the Constitutional Law and European Studies Department of the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw). She awaits defense of her Ph.D about restrictions to rights and freedoms of individuals introduced as elements of official historical policy. Anna prepared her thesis within an international research consortium “Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective MELA”, established between Queen Mary University of London, University of Bologna, T.M.C. Asser Institute (Hague) and the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2016-2019. Prior to that she graduated in law from Warsaw University and sociology from Central European University. Anna was a junior visiting researcher at T.M.C. Asser Institute and is the German Marshall Fund of the US Rethink.CEE fellow. She has published in academic journals and on academic blogs (Verfassungsblog, Free Speech Debate). Anna is a rule of law practitioner, since 2017 covering the rule of law crisis in Poland for OKO.press. She is co-founder of the rule of law monitoring projects: The Wiktor Osiatyński Archive and ruleoflaw.pl. She has co-authored the Freedom House’s Nations in Transit reports on democracy in Poland.