Juliette Bretan is a journalist, mostly writing on Poland and CEE culture, society, environment and politics. She also researches 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.
In her freelance work, she has been published in The Sunday Times, The New Statesman’s CityMetric, The Independent, 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 and Global Comment, 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 a first 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.