Dr Barbara Górnicka was appointed Editor of Figurations, the newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation, with effect from a January 2017. She comes from not very far from Wrocław, which, under its previous name of Breslau happens also to have been Norbert Elias’s birthplace. In 2003, she moved to Dublin, and worked her way through her BSocSc degree at University College Dublin. She then wrote her PhD thesis under the supervision of Stephen Mennell and Tom Inglis, gaining her doctorate in 2016. Her book Nakedness, Shame and Embarrassment: A Long-term Sociological Perspective was published by Springer in October 2016. She is currently a teaching assistant in sociology at the University of Leicester. Her main interests include fields such as sociology and history of the body, emotions and sexuality.