Weronika Zmiejewski obtained a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Freiburg and an MA in Central Asian Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2014 to 2018 she worked as a research assistant at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena where she completed her PhD entitled Georgian Women on the Move – Migration to Greece in Times of Crisis. Since January 2020 she has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies. As part of the cooperation between the Institute of Iranian studies and the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, she develops ways of researching and repatriating the Central Asia and the Caucasus recordings stored in the Phonogrammarchiv’s Second World War collection (1943-44). Her project The Caucasus and Central Asia in the Phonogrammarchiv's WWII Recordings is part of the larger Austrian Research on Central Asia and the Caucasus in the Nazi Period (AUROCC) initiated by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.