Katarzyna Sidło’s research interests revolve around economics of religion, religious law, political economy, economic anthropology, and displacement/migration in the MENA region. She specializes in Islamic economy, banking and finance, but is deeply interested in the topic of religious (de)conversion and blasphemy as well. Educated at the University of Warsaw, School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of Jordan, Katarzyna holds a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw (thesis title: “The Prohibition of Gharar [Uncertainty/Risk in Commercial Transactions] Based on Medieval Legal and Religious Literature”), alongside her MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies and BSc in Economics. She also graduated from Durham Islamic Finance Summer School (Durham University, United Kingdom). Sidło has been a recipient of numerous scholarships, among others scholarship for exceptional academic achievements granted by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2010/2011) and scholarship for the best doctoral students of University of Warsaw (2011/2012). She gained her professional and research experience in a number of countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and Poland. Most recently, she acted as an Editorial Assistant for the Global Islamic Finance Report 2018 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Currently, she holds a position of a Political Economist in a Warsaw-based think tank, CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, and is a consultant at Blue Dot Solutions. An avid language learner, she speaks Polish, English, Arabic, and Spanish, as well as basic French and Hebrew.
- Commentary :: Gharar: The Origins of the Prohibition
- Roundtable :: Tunisian Inheritance Law Reform
- Because They “Spend of Their Property” No More? An Economic Perspective on Inheritance Rights
- Recent Scholarship: Sidło on Apostasy