About me

Hi! My name is Anna Wywijana Zalewska and I’m a Warsaw razed anthropologist and an artist illustrator. I love Latin American culture and I am writing PhD about Santa Muerte cult in Mexico. In my spare time I try to take over the world.


I’ve graduated culture studies at the Institute of Polish Culture (IKP), University of Warsaw (on bachelor and master’s degree).

Now I’m doing there my PhD about the Santa Muerte Cult in Mexico cooperating with Center of Latin American Studies (CESLA). In 2016 an 2018 I was doing an ethnographic research, based on anthropology of experience and casual interviews, in Mexico City. 

I am also a Warsaw guide. I’ve collaborated with Giant in making a bicycle tours around the city (see the guide I’ve edited).

As a scholar I’ve publicised in science journals as “Kultura i Historia”, “Konteksty Kultury”, “Media i Społeczeństwo”” or “Literaturoznawstwo”. In 2018 was published my first book Jaką płeć ma robotnica? about the socialist realism and the representations of female and male workers. 

In my professional life I’ve concentrated on editing. I was a journalist – I’ve collaborated with “Lados Mag“, and was a chief editor in Magazine “W Językach“.

I am also an artist illustrator. You can see my works on this website or check out my portfolio.