patrycja sasnal

Patrycja Sasnal, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

United Nations’ Human Rights Council

Dr. Patrycja Sasnal is a political scientist, Arabist and philosopher. She is visiting professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA in Los Angeles and professor of migration at College of Europe. She also works as head of research at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. She is an expert of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, member of the European Council on Foreign Relations’ council, and the Polish Ombudsman office’s expert commission on migration. She was previously a Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and an associate researcher at the American University in Beirut. She specializes in Middle Eastern politics, migration and political violence. She has written for The Guardian, Le Monde and Polityka. Her latest book is Arendt, Fanon and Political Violence in Islam (Routledge, 2019). Sasnal holds a PhD in political science.

At IoES UCLA, she works on a report for the UN Human Rights Council regarding the impact of technologies for climate protection on the enjoyment on human rights. In the Spring quarter 22/23 she will teach a class on Geoengineering and Human Rights.