Dr. Matkowska received her Ph.D. from the University of Wroclaw. She holds MA and BA in Literary Studies from the University of Wroclaw. Dr. Matkowska also graduated from the Postgraduate Romani Studies Program at the Pedagogical University of Krakow in Poland. Dr. Matkowska was a 2021-2022 Fred and Maria Devinki Fellow at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2020 she held a research fellowship at Central European University. She also worked as an expert researcher for the "Re-Thinking Roma Resistance" project at the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (Germany). Dr. Matkowska's current research focuses on Roma and Sinti Genocide and Resistance, as well as race and ethnicity, cultural memory, and representation.