Research Staff


Researcher of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures PAS since 2017


  DSC 0674 PL Dyplom 45x65 Edyta Wolny Abouelwafa                              

Working hours: Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Section: Department of Islamic Civilization

Room. 313

Tel. (22) 657 27 34



Specialization and research interests:

Arabist, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Culture, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Her scientific interests include: Egyptian mass culture (with special emphasis on Ramadan TV series and patriotic songs), the socio-cultural situation of contemporary Egypt, teaching of Islam in Egyptian governmental textbooks, globalization in the Arab world, dialects in Egypt, everyday life in Arab countries and issuing fatwas in the Muslim countries.

In the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures she is conducting courses in Arabic and Egyptian dialect.

In 2017-2021 Dr Wolny-Abouelwafa was responsible for adding updates to the website of the Institute.


Academic activity:

A holder of PhD degree (from the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Warsaw University), prepared her Ph.D. dissertation about textbooks used for Islamic education in government-run primary schools throughout Egypt in the school years 2013/14 – 2015/16; member of the Polish Oriental Society.




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