Łukasz Drozda is an urban planner holding a PhD in policy science. He works as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialisation at the University of Warsaw as well as a lecturer at the School of Ideas at the SWPS University in Warsaw. His research is focused mostly on gentrification and urban policymaking. In 2021 he was a guest researcher at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, where he conducted his research on Ukrainian policymakers. In 2022 he is a guest researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig.