Juliette Bretan is a journalist, researcher and student, mostly writing on Poland and CEE, with a focus on culture, current affairs, society, environment, and politics. She also researched interwar Polish culture.
She is a contributing writer for Notes from Poland and a writer for Culture.pl. She also writes the monthly V Square newsletter.
She has been published in The Sunday Times, The New Statesman’s CityMetric, Euronews (Living), World Politics Review, Ozy, The European Literature Network, Politics.co.uk, OneZero, Glimmer by Glitch, Hromadske, New Eastern Europe, Fashionista, The Calvert Journal, Xtra Magazine, CultureTrip, Global Comment and The Independent, among others. Her poetry has been published in Too Well Away Literary Journal.
She has also contributed to the BBC World Service, been interviewed for Australia's 'Nightlife' programme on ABC Radio, and lectured at the Polish Heritage Society of the UK, the College of Europe in Natolin and for the Polish Society in Cambridge.
She has just finished her final year at the University of Cambridge, receiving a first-class degree, including for her dissertation on Polish characters in English literature across the 19th and early 20th Century. She is now in London, studying a two-year MRes in East European Studies at UCL SSEES.
Her work has been shared by the UK Polish Embassy, the British Embassy in Warsaw, the Polish Cultural Institute, Ambassadors Arkady Rzegocki and Jonathan Knott; as well as other prominent individuals. She was also one of 250 public figures in Polish-British relations invited to the 2020 Belvedere Forum.
Her email inbox is always open for tips.