Jagiellonian University

Institute of European Studies

Jagiellonian University was founded in 1364 and is the oldest university in Poland, and one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. It is considered to be Poland's most reputable institution of higher education. The Institute of European Studies (IES) at Jagiellonian University was established in 1993 with the creation of an Inter-faculty Department of European Studies. The Institute is known for its interdisciplinary approach to European studies, combining the perspectives of anthropology, economy, cultural studies, political sciences, history, law and sociology.


Zdzisław Mach

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

About

Zdzislaw Mach is Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies and founder of the Institute for European Studies at Jagiellonian University. His research interests cover issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the development of European citizenship, migration, cultural construction of identities, collective memory, and cultural heritage, as well as the development of the idea of Europe. His publications include Local Community, Power and European Integration (Peter Lang, 2017), Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden, (Jagiellonian University Press, 2016) and ‘Situating the Demos of a European Democracy’ (with M. Góra and H.-J. Trenz), in E.O. Eriksen and J.E. Fossum (eds) Rethinking democracy and the European Union (Routledge, 2012).


Magdalena Góra

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Head of WP5 Future of Europe reforms

About

Magdalena Góra’s main research interests are the external relations of the European Union, EU actorness in international relations, the changes in foreign policy and international relations in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as on collective identification changes in the European Union after enlargement. Her publications include: Contestation of EU Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Actors, Arenas and Arguments (co-ed. N. Styczyńska, M. Zubek) (Djof Publishing, 2019), Expertisation and Democracy in Europe (co-ed with C. Holst and M. Warat) (Routledge, 2018), Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe (co-ed. with Z. Mach and K. Zielińska) (Peter Lang, 2012) and Democracy, State and Society. European Integration in Central and Eastern Europe (co-ed. with K. Zielińska) (JUK Press, 2011).


Karolina Czerska-Shaw

Assistant Professor of Sociology

About

Karolina Czerska-Shaw’s research interests include migration, theories and practices of migrant integration, transnationalism, citizenship and the construction of collective identities. Her empirical studies have focused on the analysis of citizenship testing schemes for immigrants, as well as the social implications of super-mobility among highly-skilled young adults. She recently co-edited a volume entitled Visions and Revisions of Europe (University of Gottingen Press, 2018).


Joanna Orzechowska-Wacławska

Assistant Professor of Economics

About

Joanna Orzechowska-Wacławska’s research interests lie at the intersection of economics and sociology. She is mainly concerned with the influence of economic factors on the formation, development and the rebirth of national and nationalistic movements in Europe. Previously she has focused on peripheral nationalisms (especially Basque and Catalan), currently she has been focusing on the analysis of Polish nationalism/patriotism, and the visions and revisions of Europe in Polish public discourse. She has authored a number of scientific articles in the area of nationalism and national identity, and a book on the development of Basque national sentiment.


Natasza Styczyńska

Assistant Professor of Political Science

About

Natasza Styczyńska’s academic interests include transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe and party politics, nationalism, populism and euroscepticism. Her works include More or less Europe? EU and European Integration in the Discourse of Polish Political Parties (Jagiellonian University Press, 2018), ‘Eurosceptic Parties in the Central and Eastern European Countries: A Comparative Case Study of Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria’, in B. Leruth, N. Startin and S. Usherwood (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism, (Routledge, 2018) and ‘Does Europe Matter at All? European Issues in the Discourse of Polish Political Parties’, in R. Gura & G. Rouet, L'Harmattan (eds) Les Citoyens et l'integration europeenne (l'harmattan, 2016).

Twitter: @nat_styczynska


Przemysław Tacik

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

About

Przemysław Tacik’s main fields of interest include political philosophy, contemporary philosophy, EU law, ECHR law, legal pluralism, as well as illiberal turn in European countries and the abuse of the right to self-determination of nations in political discourses. He has authored several books, including The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (Instytut Wydawniczy EuroPrawo, 2017).


Marta Warat

Assistant Professor of Sociology

About

Marta Warat’s scholarly interests revolve around gender/policy nexus, social inequalities, democracy and citizenship. She has been involved in several international research projects, both as participant and coordinator. Warat has published several journal articles and book chapters and co-edited four volumes including Expertisation and Democracy in Europe (co-ed. with M. Góra and C. Holst) (Routledge, 2018) and Gender Equality and Quality of Life. Perspectives from Poland and Norway (co-ed. with M., Krzaklewska et al.) (Peter Lang, 2016).


Katarzyna Zielińska

Associate Professor of Sociology

About

Katarzyna Zielińska’s academic interests focus on gender and democracy in Central Eastern European societies, transformations of collective identities in contemporary Europe and the EU as well as on religion and politics. Zielińska is author of several journal articles and book chapters, most recently a book on religion in the Polish parliament (2018, Jagiellonian University Press). She has also been the editor of several books, including Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe (co-ed. with M. Góra, and Z. Mach) (Peter Lang, 2012) and Democracy, State and Society: European Integration in Central and Eastern Europe (co-ed. eith M. Góra) (Jagiellonian University Press, 2011). 


Marcin Zubek

Assistant Professor of Political Science

About

Marcin Zubek’s main academic interests are peacebuilding processes in the post-conflict environment and impact of peace support operations on sustainable peace as well as democratic control of security policy. He gained significant academic background and experience by participating in high-profile seminars and courses at the K.U. Leuven, Maastricht University, Prague Security Studies Institute and LUISS School of Government in Rome.He is involved in management, teaching and research in a number of Horizon 2020 and Jean Monnet projects at Jagiellonian University. 

 

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