Jagiellonian University

Krakow, Poland

Partner 7 (JUK)

Jagiellonian University in Krakow was founded in 1364 and is the oldest and one of the leading universities in Poland. The Institute for European Studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University offers BA, MA, post-graduate, 4-year doctoral, and vocational courses in European Studies for Polish and foreign students. The Institute is famous for its interdisciplinary approach to European studies, combining the perspectives of anthropology, economy, cultural studies, political sciences, history, law and sociology. Together with Vienna University it organizes a double-degree MA programme. The Institute publishes Forum Europejskie (The European Forum), a journal dedicated to the political, societal, economical, and cultural challenges faced by contemporary societies in an integrating Europe, and coordinates a series of lectures entitled European Encounters. These are intended to discuss various ideas of European integration, and are led by world-renown scientists, politicians, and economists, from Poland and abroad. One of its branches - the Centre for European Studies (CES) – offers English MA courses in Central and Eastern European Studies and, within a consortium of European universities, the MA programme in Euroculture.


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Prof. Zdzisław Mach

Zdzisław Mach leads WP 8 - Identity Formation and Enlargement. He is professor in sociology and anthropology at the Jagiellonian University and director of the Institute for European Studies. His previous teaching and research appointments include Université Montpellier IIII Paul Valéry, University of Exeter, University College Dublin, University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, University of Edinburgh and St. John’s College, Oxford. His research interests cover identity issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the development of European citizenship, migration and the reconstruction of identity, the ethnic origin of nation and construction of identities as well as the development of the idea of Europe.

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 5 and WP 8 (leader)

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Dr. Beata Czajkowska

Beata Czajkowska joined the RECON team at the Jagiellonian University Krakow as a research fellow. Czajkowska holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Maryland, and has a background from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program and BRAC University in Bangladesh. Her research will focus on the comparative studies of elites and their European identity(ies).

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Dr. Marcin Galent  

Marcin Galent is assistant professor at the Institute of European Studies at JUK. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Jagiellonian University and teaches courses in sociology,  social anthropology, social and cultural aspects of European enlargement, nationalism and ehtnicity and other subject fields. His main research interests are migration, citizenship and multiculturalism in Europe. His current research focuses on relation between migration, Europeanisation, and identity formation processes.

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Dr. Magdalena Góra

Magdalena Góra is assistant professor at the Centre for European Studies at JUK. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Jagiellonian University with a  doctoral thesis on the Polish foreign policy toward Israel. Her academic interests include processes of collective identity formation in the context of EU enlargement, contemporary Polish foreign policy, and Polish-Jewish and Polish-Israeli relations.

RECON participation: WP 8

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Dr. Jacek H. Kołodziej

Jacek H. Kołodziej is assistant professor at the Institute for European Studies. His teaching appointments include mass communication theory and research methods, intercultural and international communication at the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication at JUK, as well as political theory, European media systems and political communication at the Institute for European Studies. He has 14 years of research experience within the Press Research Centre in Krakow including cooperation with the University of Bristol, University of Wolverhampton, Central European University in Budapest and the Catholic University of Leuven. His main publications cover the issues of content analysis, media coverage of election campaigns, political rhetorics, the language of persuasion. Recently he has focused on the issues of language and visual representations of values in political propaganda in Europe.

RECON participation: WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Pawel Kubicki

Pawel Kubicki is assistant professor at the Institute for European Studies. His main field of research is collective identity formation seen through the conceptual lens of symbolic interaction.

RECON participation: WP 8

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Dr. Dariusz Niedźwiedzki

Dariusz Niedźwiedzki is assistant professor at the Institute for European Studies. He holds a PhD in Sociology and is an experienced researcher in the field of local politics and community studies, as well as in the anthropology of power relations, local and regional identity.

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Jacek Nowak

Jacek Nowak is assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. He has carried out research among Ukrainian minorities in Poland and has published a book on this subject in Polish. He specialises in focus group analysis as an instrument of studying identity construction processes. 

RECON participation: WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Grzegorz Pożarlik

Grzegorz Pożarlik is assistant professor at the Institute for European Studies and holds a PhD in Humanities from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. His doctoral thesis analysed the Polish raison d’état in the context of the European integration processes. He has also done research in the fields of civil society development, national and European constitution, and especially values, which are at the foundation of European politics. 

RECON participation: WP 2, WP 5 and WP 8

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Natasza Styczyńska

Natasza Styczyńska is a PhD candidate at the Institute of European Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies at JUK. She holds MA degrees in Political Science and in European Studies, and also studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her academic interests include the transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, party politics and euroscepticism in the CEE region, as well as the Austro-Hungarian heritage in Central and Southern Europe.

RECON participation: WP 5 and WP 8

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Dr. Katarzyna Zielińska

Katarzyna Zielińska is the International Programmes Coordinator at the Centre for European Studies. She holds a PhD in sociology from the Jagiellonian University. In her doctoral thesis she focused on analyzing debates on secularization theories and paradigm change in sociology of religion. Her academic interests include gender issues in contemporary Polish society as well as religion and politics.

RECON participation: WP 8

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Olga Brzezińska

Olga Brzezińska is a PhD candidate at the Institute of European Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies at JUK. She holds an MA in European Studies. Her research interests include constitutionalisation and democratisation of the European Union and processes of identity formation after the enlargement.

RECON participation: WP 8

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