Born in 1964, Joanna Krakowska is an editor, publisher, translator, essayist and contemporary theatre historian. She is an associate professor at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and a deputy editor of the Dialog magazine. She is the author of the monograph Mikołajska. Teatr i PRL (2011) and co-author of two books Soc i sex. Diagnozy teatralne i nieteatralne (2009) and Soc, sex i historia (2014).