Currently a PhD candidate at the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research in New York. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (philosophy) and Central European University in Budapest (political science). Recipient of the Fulbright scholarship. His research interests include democratic theory, constitutionalism, federalism, and borders and bordering. In 2008-2011 he worked as a journalist for Krytyka Polityczna website. His articles and interviews were published in Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Krytyka Polityczna, Public Seminar, Green Europe Journal, and Critical Legal Thinking. He is the author of Odczarowanie. Z artystami o narkotykach rozmawia Jan Smoleński.