Beata is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. After majoring in Japanese Studies (MA, Jagiellonian University, Poland), she received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London, UK. In 2016, she published her first monograph Reluctant Intimacies. Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands (Berghahn).
In years 2015 – 18 she was a Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany, where she was a member of two research groups: Buddhist Temple Economies in Urban Asia, and the ERC research group Realising Eurasia: Civilisation and Moral Economy in the 21st Century. Beata participated in the 8th EAJS PhD Workshop 2012 in Newcastle, UK.