Our PhD Students

Aydin Aghayev

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Aydin Aghayev is a Ph.D. student at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, specializing in juvenile justice management within the frames of Political and Administrative Sciences. The title of the Ph.D. The project is: “State penitentiary policy in the area of juvenile justice as a form of respecting children’s rights. Comparative perspective”. The research interests of the scholar are children’s development, children’s rights, child policy, and children’s geographies. The author holds an MPhil degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU. The author has presented papers regarding children’s rights, positive psychology, juvenile justice, research methods, and gender-related topics at many international and local conferences. The author is also a co-author of a manual regarding the organization of psychological work with adolescents in the field of school psychology.

Aneta Bąk

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I am a PhD student since October 2021. I have completed bachelor’s studies in Information Brokering, Document Management and Archival Studies (IHiA UP 2018) and history (IHiA UP 2019). Also, I have completed master studies in history (IHiA UP 2021). My master’s thesis was focused on issues related to the upbringing of a Roman aristocrat in the 5th century. It was based on the epistolography of the Gallic aristocrat, poet and bishop – Sidonius Apollinaris.

My doctoral thesis focuses on late antiqua women in the family and social field (4th-6h centuries). Basing on various sources, I am going to present the differences between women from traditional (pagan) and christian backgrounds and indicate to how law and mores implied the position of women in society. In addition, during my research, I would like to check what extent the role of women can be exposed in the communities of barbarian tribes settling in the territories of the empire.

Rafał Barański


I am a PhD student at the Pedagogical University of Krakow in the discipline of political science and administration. My research interests focus on public policy planning and the process of planning and implementing public policy within decentralised systems of governance, as well as strategic management in self-government.

I am a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, having majored in self-government administration and cultural studies. I have completed postgraduate studies in the evaluation of public policies and the organisation of the social assistance system. I have professional experience in management confirmed by an MBA diploma.

My doctoral thesis concerns the development of environmental forms of support for dependent persons and the transformation of 24-hour care facilities into local centres of social services.

Karolina Baron


M.Sc., Eng. Karolina Baron – PhD student in security studies discipline of social sciences at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Graduate of studies in the field of spatial management with a specialization in spatial planning and engineering, and applied computer science with a specialization in software engineering at the University of Economics in Krakow. Her research interests include crisis management in the light of environmental threats, mechanisms of adaptation to climate change, spatial planning, the idea of a resilient city and the overall implementation of security policy in the process of urban tissue administration. She conducts research on ecological safety in the field of water management in urban environments. She also directs her scientific inquisitiveness towards the analysis of the role of information and communication technologies in shaping the stability of systems and supporting decision-making processes in the field of state security. The author of the website popularizing science: www.miastoodporne.pl

Academic achievements: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karolina-Baron-2

Doreen Basemera

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Doreen Basemera is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Pedagogical University of Krakow Poland.

Prior to joining this doctoral programme, Doreen served as a lecturer and in various administrative positions at Mountains of the Moon University in Uganda.

Doreen holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a Bachelors degree in Ethics and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.

Doreen’s research interests are in conflict management, gender studies, social work, African studies and international relations.

Currently, Doreen is writing her research project on Ubuntu philosophy as a social work approach to conflict management in refugee settlements in Uganda, supervised by Prof. Jacek Sroka and Prof. Bearta Ziebinska.

Kasper Bednarek

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Kasper Bednarek – is a Ph.D. student at the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the department of history. Graduate of the Institute of History at the Jagielonian University. Author of the dissertation entitled „The activity of polish self-defence units in Eastern Galicia in 1943-1944 (on selected examples)” written under the guidance of prof. Jan Jacek Bruski. Kasper is a member of Home Army veterans union from Lviv District in Cracow. In the veteran union he works as secretary, treasurer and is an editor of „Biuletyn Informacyjny”. Kasper is also a member of Society for Enthusiasts of Lviv and Southeastern Borderlands in Cracow, where he is responsible for the renovation of polish graves at the Łyczakowski cemetery. On 4th of January 2023 he has been awarded medal for „Opiekun Miejsc Pamięci Nardowej” for his overall with the Society. This medal is awarded by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

He conducts research on: political and social changes in Eastern Galicia during World War II, Polish-Ukrainian relations in Eastern Galicia during World War II also he makes inventories of cemeteries in the Lviv voivodeship.

His PhD thesis will will focus on Polish Underground Force activity in Eastern Galicia during First Soviet Occupation (1939-1941).

Susanta Bhattacharya


I am Susanta Bhattacharya, a 2nd year philosophy doctoral student in the department of Philosophy and sociology at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. My proposed PhD project aims to make a significant contribution to our understanding of one of the major systems of classical Indian philosophy—namely Pātañjala Yoga, the principal text of which is the Yogasūtra of Patañjali. In my project, I propose to make a contribution to these ongoing scholarly debates about how best to interpret pratiprasava and kaivalya in Yoga philosophy. Broadly, I will defend a novel interpretation of pratiprasava and kaivalya. After my second semester of my phd program at Pedagogical University I got a visiting scholar position at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies at Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Jakub Bober

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Jakub Bober is a doctoral student in the second year of Doctoral School in the discipline of Linguistics. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow, majoring in Russian Philology, and his master’s degree at Jagiellonian University, majoring in Ukrainian Studies. His research interests concern the issues of literary translation of recent Russian literature and the specifics of postmodernism in Russian literature. The subject of his dissertation is the linguistic and translational aspects of Vladimir Sorokin’s works into Polish.

Professionally, he works as a translator and interpreter of Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Aleksandra Bogucka


Aleksandra Bogucka MA – a PhD student of social sciences in the discipline of socio-economic geography and spatial management at the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission in Krakow. A graduate of the Bachelor’s degree in the field of tourism and recreation with a specialisation in international tourism, and of the complementary Master’s degree in the field of tourism and recreation with a specialisation in cultural tourism at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Her research interests include the development of ethnic tourism in Mexico and its impact on the standard of living of indigenous communities. Her dissertation research concerns strategies for the development of ethnic tourism in selected indigenous communities within Mexico.

Marta Bohdziewicz-Lulewicz

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I am a doctoral student of political science and administration. I have graduated studies in sociology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow whit a specialization in economic sociology and market research.

I am a researcher of socio-economic processes and animator of initiatives in the field of social economy. I deal with the programming of social economy development on the regional and local levels. My particular area of interest is the development of social entrepreneurship in Poland and the formation of a support system for social enterprises at the EU and national levels.

My doctoral dissertation focuses on the issues of institutional transformation of non-governmental organizations into social enterprises and support for this process within the framework of social policy in Poland. My supervisor is Dorota Murzyn, Ph.D., Professor at UP.

Betina Bożek

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Betina Bożek is an animated film director and illustrator. She completed her studies with a diploma specializing in animation. She has created several animated films that have been appreciated all over the world (Oh God, The Land of Whim). She is a winner of international competitions, artistic scholarships, and film festivals.

Janusz Cerek

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A PhD student of social sciences in the discipline of socio-economic geography and spatial management at the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission in Krakow. A graduate of the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in the field of Tourism and Recreation and Master’s degree in Geography at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.
His research interests include the cultural landscape, cultural tourism, especially history tourism and military tourism, cultural heritage and interpretation of the cultural heritage. His dissertation concerns the cultural heritage and cultural landscape of the Lower Silesia as tourist attractions of the region in the context of post-World War II social changes.

Chiu Wei-Chun

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Chiu Wei-Chun, born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, has been a PhD student of the Political Science and Public Administration at the Pedagogical University of Krakow since 2022. Before studying in Poland, he worked in the TV news as a morning news anchorperson and a journalist. He is now a freelance correspondent, a translator and a tutor of Tâi-gí, one of Taiwanese languages once suppressed and discriminated.

Wei-Chun graduated from the Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University; studied in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at National Chengchi University with a minor in Philosophy.

Research interests: media policy, political communication, theories of democracy, public media

Małgorzata Cichy

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Graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice, M.A. in English Philology and in National and International Security. Ph.D. candidate in Security Sciences at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Expert at the Institute of New Europe in Warsaw. Specialist in international security, her research interests include armed conflicts, the phenomenon of contemporary international terrorism, transatlantic relations, the Middle East and the involvement of Western countries and Russia in the region, as well as human rights and humanitarian aid. Her doctoral dissertation will cover the implications of the conflict in Afghanistan for international security.

Krzysztof Czop

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Krzysztof CZOP – graduate of Internal Security at the Police Academy in Szczytno. Former soldier of air assault and special troops. During the VII Shift of the Polish Military Contingent in Islamic republic of Afghanistan he commanded the combat section of POMLT (Police Operational Mentor and Liaison Team). In the structures of the Polish Armed Forces he dealt with the issues of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CBRN) and Toxic Industrial Agents. Security auditor, supervising the security and proper functioning of facilities important to the State security (including military units, production, and logistics facilities subject to mandatory protection).

Currently he is an officer at the City Police Headquarters in Krakow. He is interested in issues and problems related to security. Holds a black belt in All Style Karate.

Maciej Czyszczoń

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I am a doctoral student at the Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej in Cracow in the discipline of philosophy. I am a graduate of the Bachelor’s degrees in English and Philosophy and the complementary Master’s degree in Philosophy.

My doctoral thesis covers issues related to modern technologies such as, among others, artificial intelligence, from an ethical perspective. My research interests focus on issues of freedom and responsibility and on ontological and epistemological questions related to artificial subjectivity. In particular, these include aspects such as artificial consciousness, artificial intelligence, morality and value sensitivity of artificial subjects.

Klaudia Domaracka

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PhD student in the discipline of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

She graduated from the Pedagogical University of Cracow with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Geography with Teacher Education (specialisation: Geography & Science, Geography & Civics). Her scientific interests concern the issues related to geomorphology and didactics of geography. In her doctoral dissertation she focuses on the contemporary changes in the slopes relief of the excavations in Cracow’s abandoned limestone quarries.

Ewa Durek

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PhD student in the discipline of security sciences. Graduated from both: Law and History of Art at the Jagiellonian University.

Research interests are focused on national, internal, social, cultural and personal security, especially protection of cultural and national heritage.

The doctoral dissertation will focus on defining and denominating tasks and rules of security in protection of cultural and national heritage. The scope of the work will cover the Małopolskie Voivodeship in its structure.

Professionally works as a Spokesperson: until 2021 at the Board of Education in Krakow, from October 2021 at the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow.

Tomasz Fabiszewski


Born in 1990 in Poznań, I graduated in Philosophy (2018) at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. My master’s dissertation was about the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. My research interests are: Philosophy of German Idealism and Romanticism, Danish philosophy of the 19th century, Søren Kierkegaard’s thought, as well as 20th century existentialism. My dissertation is on the category of interest in Søren Kierkegaard’s thought. During my doctoral education, I became the author of several translations of the Kierkegaard into Polish, as well as philosophical stories published among others by Post-medium, and Stoner Polski. In my spare time, I am passionate with gliding.


Michał Filipczuk

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Michał Filipczuk is a graduate in philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. Currently he is a doctoral student at the Philosophy Department of Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland. He is theoretically interested in mutual relations between philosophy and literature.

The aim of his doctoral research project is an analysis of the problem of so called literary skepticism in the thought of an American philosopher Stanley Cavel.

He is not only dealing with language theoretically but also practically: using both academic and literary skills as a professional philosophical and literary translator he has translated into polish more than 50 books. Many of them are academic monographs in philosophy, as well as works by David Hume, George Berkeley, czy Ralph Waldo Emerson, by renown novelists like Joseph Conrad and Jane Austen and many others.

For more information, see Wikipedia – https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micha%C5%82_Filipczuk

Sebastian Filus

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A doctoral student in the humanities in the discipline of history. Graduated from Bachelor’s and Master’s studies with a specialisation in teaching history at the Institute of History and Archival Studies of the KEN Pedagogical University in Krakow.

Master’s thesis on the village of Zagorzyce, once owned by the Order of Canons Regular of the Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre, known in Poland as the Bożogrobcy or Miechowites. The doctoral dissertation will be an extension of the master’s degree, as it deals with the history of the twenty-five villages that make up the Miechów key of the bożogrobcy, including the peasant population living in the area.

His research interests include the history of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, the history of the Miechów area, the situation of the peasantry and the nobility in the modern period, as well as genealogy.

In addition to his doctorate, he is a teacher of history and social studies.

Etienne Gatera

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Etienne Gatera started his PhD at the Pedagogical University in October 2020. He studies Socio-economic Geography and Spatial Management. Mr. Gatera holds a B.A. in Development Studies from the National University of Rwanda and an Holds a M.A. in Economics (International Business) from the University of Economy, Poland. Currently works as French Service Desk Administrator at ABB based in Gdańsk.

  • PhD Thesis: The impact of economic development on the second demographic transition (SDT) case of Rwanda
  • Supervisor: dr hab. Sławomir Kurek, prof. UP
  • Research interests: labour, health and education economic development indicators, second demographic transition for Sab-Saharan Africa perspective and spatial autocorrelation of total fertility rate between rural and urban in Rwanda.

Jacek Gatlik

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I am PhD candidate in the discipline of Physics. My research involves the study of nonlinear phenomena, in particular solitons at Josephson junctions. I focus on the description of their dynamics depending on the modification of the junction geometry. The topic of my PhD dissertation is “Solitons dynamics in Josephson junctions”; this work is prepared under the supervision of Prof. Tomasz Dobrowolski. I started my PhD right after receiving the Bachelor’s degree. I am a graduate of Physics at Pedagogical University of Cracow. My undergraduate thesis concerned the possibility of using the Mössabauer spectroscopy in geological research and was entitled “Application of Mössbauer 57Fe spectroscopy in the study of paleoenvironmental redox conditions”. Since 2021 I am the president of the Doctoral Student Government of the Pedagogical University of Cracow. I am also a scholarship holder of the Kosciuszko Foundation.


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Fatemeh Gholami

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My name is Fatemeh Gholami, a PhD Student at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. I specialize at English Studies with two masters’ Degrees. My field of study at PUK is Literary Studies and I follow my line of research on Place studies, Spatiality Literary Studies, Ecospace and Bioregions depicted in literary works. As for the context of my work, I am focused on Migration/Diaspora Literature of the 21st century including novels, memoirs and visual productions. Observing how migrant authors represent places of movement either in a fictional manner or as real cartographic places can reveal if these authors are concerned with promoting certain ecological literacy through their texts or not. Inspired by the academic sphere and the interdisciplinarity involved at PUK, my dissertation aims at intersecting the Spatial Turn and Ecological Turn in the Humanities through highlighting the significance of places in the world today. My conference presentations have invariably been about ecocritical readings of texts and how literature and culture in general can play a key role in changing people’s perspectives toward building more environmentally-aware societies. Literature does matter after all.

Alan Golec

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I am a doctoral student at the PUK Doctoral School since 2019. As part of my scientific interests, I conduct research (focused mainly on the scientific discourse) on the problem of technological unemployment, the impact of technology on employment (with particular emphasis on the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning) and broadly understood changes in the modern labour market. In my scientific work to date, I focus on a multi-faceted approach to changes in the labour market, not avoiding the model approach to technological unemployment, the relationship between the problem of technological unemployment and the precarization and uberization processes of the global labour market, as well as the context of social and political solutions, constantly refined and developed in the global scientific discourse (in particular, basic income, development of education or changes in the ownership structure of digital means of production). I have spoken at several domestic and international conferences, e.g., at the Social Boundaries of Work conference in 2022. I am also the author of a few scientific publications in Polish and English.

Kamil Gołębiowski

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Kamil Gołębiowski – doctoral student in the discipline of political science and administration. His dissertation entitled Preferences towards political regime of young voters of Alternative für Deutschland and Konfederacja in the light of the crisis of liberal democracy reflects his research interests in youth, right-wing populism and extremism and attempts to find an answer to the question of alternative political solutions proposed by groups dissatisfied with the shape of democracy, especially in its liberal form. In exploring the topic, he uses his experience and knowledge derived from his training as a philologist and political scientist.
Participant of thematically relevant conferences, seminars, including the 7th Prague Populism Conference –one of the most important events for researchers of all varieties of populism.
Since 2023, editor-in-chief of Beton 2.0 which is the spiritual heir of Beton Akademicki – a journal of the Institute of Political Science and Administration of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, a periodical with more than 20 years of tradition.

Jan Gordziejew

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I am a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University in Cracow in the discipline of history and a graduate of the Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University, where I defended a thesis entitled “The Belarusian question in the concepts of selected currents of Polish political thought (from the beginning of the XX century to 1921)”.

Currently, the topic of my doctoral dissertation is the borderland town on the example of Hrodna in historical thought and awareness in the XIX and the first half of the XX century. In addition, my interests include issues of historical memory, nationality relations in Central and Eastern Europe, the history of the XIX and XX centuries including political and cultural relations and urban history. I have also been involved in popularising history for many years and have participated in educational and cultural projects

Katarzyna Horabik


Katarzyna Horabik is a doctoral student in literary studies. Bringing together previous expertise her dissertation will be focusing on the specific nature of literary magic realism found in Central Europe. Her comparative analysis inscribes itself in post-dependance literary studies, highlights the unstable nature of mimeticity in literary fiction along with the deep-rooted folklore and tradition of the particular regions (both geographical and literary) in Central Europe.

Katarzyna holds a Master’s Degree in Literary Criticism as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Hungarian Studies and Comparative Literature from the Jagiellonian University. Her academic interest draws from the cultural diversity of Central Europe, which is why she gives special attention to nuance and details capable of creating meaning and considers them in 20th century and contemporary literature through the lenses of region, identity and equality. Of interest is the anthropology of borderland, the melting pot of languages and cultures, the question of identity and its (re)construction, transgression in cultural texts and the topos of melancholy. Her essays and reviews were published in Nowa Dekada Krakowska.

Magdalena Hueckel-Śliwińska

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Visual artist, theater photographer, stage designer, traveler. A graduate of the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts at the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Sopot. Her works have been exhibited at several dozen exhibitions in Poland and abroad (including Tate Britain in London). Author of photo books’ ‘Anima. Pictures from Africa 2005–2013’ and ‘HUECKEL / THEATER’ (nominations for the Photographic Publication of the Year 2014 and 2016).She collaborates with Tomasz Śliwiński on filmmaking as scriptwriter and art director. Their documentary film “Our Curse” received an Oscar nomination and dozens of awards at international festivals. The premiere of their newest film “Ondine” took place in 2019. She constantly cooperates with over a dozen theaters in Poland. She has created documentation of several hundred theater performances. Many iconic photographs of contemporary Polish plays are the works of Magda Hueckel. In the years 2002–2004 she created the photographic duo hueckelserafin with Agata Serafin. President and founder of the Polish CCHS Foundation Lift the Curse.

Andrii Ivanchuk

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Andrii Ivanchuk is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the philosophy of consciousness at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. The PhD research title is: “Transformation of patterns of consciousness in phenomenological and psychoanalytic perspectives”. In addition to his doctoral studies, Ivanchuk’s academic interests include psychoanalysis, logics, and psychiatry. He earned an MPhil degree from Ivan Franko Lviv National University, and has presented reports and papers on a range of topics, including theories of consciousness, the psyche in different schools of thought, non-classical logic, and existentialist philosophy.

Agata Jankowicz

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Graduate of Russian Philology at the Pedagogical University of the National Education Commission in Krakow. In 2021 she defended her Master’s thesis devoted to the language of wartime agitation in poetic works form the World War II posters “TASS Windows”. Her research interests focus on political discourse and linguistic analysis of artistic texts.

As part of her training in the Doctoral School in the discipline of linguistics, she is preparing a dissertation on the deconstruction of Russian political discourse in contemporary audiovisual parodic works. The planned work aims to show the verbal activity of politicians from the perspective of the parodists and to examine current forms of reaction to the discourse of power in the Internet sphere.

Katarzyna Jarząb


Born in 1994 in Mikołów. PhD Candidate in Arts at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 2019 she received an MA Diploma with distinction in The Painting’s Studio of Andrzej Bednarczyk, annex to diploma in The Audiosphere’s Studio of Marek Chołoniewski at Intermedia Department. She works with paintings, objects, installations and sound art. Obsessively draws grids, lines. Interested in convergences in the process of composing music and image. Introduces the experience of visual arts in the area of issues occurring in the so-called new music. Analyzes and notes mechanisms, creations at the interface of arts. Assuming that visuality is first of all arranging in space, while music – in time – is interested in examples where space directly relates to time and inversely. The starting point is an empty sheet of paper, the surface ordered through a grid, a line or separated area. She deals with the concept of the area, as a defined space, a field, designated area of activity. Fascinated by repetition and what might result from it. Selected exhibitions/projects: 02.2020 Visual setting of the Opera and Operetta Gala of the Academy of Music in Cracow, Cracow Opera 06.2019 „Lasciate ogni pensiero voi ch’entrate”, Kreaktywna, Cracow 05.2019 „Honey, as long You’re happy, I’m happy”, Gallery in Bronowice 05.2019 „Nowy Obraz/ Nowe Spojrzenie”, BWA in Pila 04.2019 „Nowy Obraz/ Nowe Spojrzenie”- exhibition of nominees for the Atistic Award of University of the Arts in Poznan, Stary Browar, Poznan 04.2019 „I like to sit down and rearrange the elements” Jarząb | Koperska as part of KRAKERS Cracow Art Week, space in Drukarnia Związkowa, Cracow 03.2019 „118002ROOMS” Jarząb | Koperska, space in Drukarnia Związkowa, Cracow 06.2018 „Third eye optics”, Telkom – Telos, Cracow 04.2018 „Super Exhibition 2”, Justice Gallery, Vienna 04.2018 „Network 418”, (performance, sound installation) CSW SOLVAY, Cracow 06.2017 „NO PROBLEM”, Potencja Gallery, Cracow 06.2017 „Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to ENDLESS NIGHT”, Ślusarska, Cracow 07.2016 „FOOD DOOF”, Edel Extra Gallery, Nuremberg Scholarships: Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland (2018/2019) Jan Matejko’s Scholarschip in Fine Arts (2018/2019) https://www.instagram.com/jarzabata https://soundcloud.com/katarzyna-jarz-b/scraps-and-lines

Katarzyna Jaskółka-Leśniak

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I am a historian and archivist. Since 2003 I have been working at the National Archives in Krakow, including since 2009 as the head of the Division for the Supervision of the Growing Archive Stock. In 2006 I completed the International Technical Archival Internship in Paris. I am also a member of the Association of Polish Archivists. As a member of collegiate bodies operating within the state archival network, I actively participate in developing solutions regarding methods of shaping archival resources, in particular criteria and methods of valuing and supervising documentation. I also participate in promoting solutions in the field of documentation management, including electronic documentation, in order to ensure permanent preservation of testimonies of the past for posterity. As a participant in the Doctoral School, I have decided to combine my professional experience with academic work and examine the development and changes in the forms and methods of shaping the state archival resource in the 20th century. I plan to investigate the individual elements of formation such as selection (creators of archival materials and scientific assessment of the value of documentation) and supervision (i.e. office control, supervision of company archives and supervision of the destruction of documentation). The aim of the project is to show how, over the years, the selection of documentation constituting sources for historical research was carried out and what the effects of the archivists’ actions were so that the testimonies of the past were permanently secured for future generations.

Monika Kaczmarczyk

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Graduate of the Faculty of Media Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Master’s degree realized
In the Studio of Spatial Activities of Mirosław Bałka. Visual artist, using in her artistic practice
various media in her artistic practice, such as photography, video, installation and performance.
As part of her doctoral project, she reflects on the influence of architecture through artistic research,
its material and spatial organization on the body and emotions in the process of dying.


Maciej Kaproń

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Born 16.06.1994 in Cracow, is a student of the fourth year of the Doctoral School at the Pedagogical University named after the Commission of National Education, where he is preparing a dissertation, “The First Rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East in 1973-1974,” under the supervision of Professor Marek Herma in the discipline of history. His main field of interest is the political and military history of the Cold War period. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2016 from UP, defending his thesis entitled. “The Korean War in the Perception of the Polish and American Press 1950-1953,” written under the supervision of Professor Piotr Mikietyński, while he received his master’s degree from the same university in 2018 defending a thesis titled. “Arab-Israeli Wars from the War of Israeli Independence to the Intervention in Lebanon in the Light of the Polish Press.” Written under the supervision of Professor Michał Baczkowski. During his studies at the Jagiellonian University, the doctoral student was active in the Scientific Circle of Student Historians of the Jagiellonian University, publishing his texts in the Circle’s journal entitled. “Societas Historicorum”, engaging in the organization of the Festival of Science and taking part in such conferences as Gunpowder against spears – non-European militarism through the ages” (1-2 VI 2018, Poznań, Congo Stories – civil war in the Congo in the memoirs of Polish mercenaries Jan Zumbach and Rafał Gan-Ganowicz), XVI All-Polish Conference of Historians of Military Students (23-25 XI 2018, Poznań, The manner of presenting the PLO’s activities as a liberation struggle in the Trybuna Ludu during the civil war in Lebanon from 1975 to the evacuation of the organization from Lebanon and the slaughter of Sabra and Shatila) or the VI Krakow Conference of Historian Students (1-3 March 2018, Krakow, Day of Reconciliation, Day of Judgment – Yom Kippur War in the light of the press of the People’s Republic of Poland on the examples of the Trybuna Ludu, Polityka and Tygodnik Powszechny). During his studies at the Doctoral School, the doctoral student researched his dissertation topic in the Middle East by conducting archival searches at the Central Military Archives – Military Historical Office, the Archives of New Records and the Archives of the Institute of National Remembrance, as well as by interviewing participants in the events under study. The doctoral student also conducted a search at the Archives of the United Nations using funding from the PROM Program in July and August 2022. During the research within the framework of the Doctoral School, the doctoral student held a research internship at the Institute of National Remembrance and participated in scientific conferences such as:

VI Scientific Conference ” Wars and Armed Conflicts after 1945″ (20-21 XI 2019, Bydgoszcz, Tasks and activities of agents of the Board II of the General Staff of the Polish Army in the Structures of the Polish Military Special Unit of the UNEF II in the Middle East 1973-1979)

Eastern Forum of Science (30 Oct 2020, online, First rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Emergency Forces in the Middle East 1973-1974 in the press of the Polish People’s Republic)

Eastern Science Forum (30 VI 2020, online, The Falklands War in the Light of U.S. State Department Documents)

III All-Poland Academic Conference “Art, Politics, Economy – Conflict Throughout History” (4-5 VI 2020, online, The People’s Republic of Poland and the Palestinian Cause – support from the People’s Republic of Poland for Palestinian armed groups and the actions of the Polish secret services against them in the 1970s).

Archeagraph Online Conference (26 VI 2020, online, Circumstances of Poland’s selection to participate in the Second United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East)

National Interdisciplinary Conference “Omnibus VI” ( 23-24 XI 2020, online, Outline of UN efforts to end the Israeli-Arab conflict)

All-Poland Interdisciplinary Conference “Omnibus V (September 10-11, 2020, online, Outline of the Legal Basis for the Participation of Polish Soldiers in the Second Ad Hoc United Nations Armed Forces in the Middle East 1973 – 1979)

XIII All-Poland Scientific Conference “Young Scientists in Poland – research and development” (22 III 2021, online, Outline of logistical preparation of the first rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Ad Hoc Armed Forces in the Middle East 1973-1974)

Except of the Third National Scientific Conference, all of the above conferences produced publications in which the doctoral student’s texts appeared.

The doctoral student continues his research and develops his interests which include learning foreign languages (English, Russian and Spanish), swimming and fantasy literature.

Jakub Katulski

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Graduate of political science at the University of Gdansk and Middle Eastern studies at the Institute for the Middle and Far East at Jagiellonian University. In 2016/2017 he was a student of the Academy of Young Diplomats program, and in the same year completed a Hebrew language course at Haifa University. As part of the author’s “Stosunkowo Bliski Wschód” (Relatively Near East) project, he is active as a columnist on Middle Eastern politics and culture in podcasts and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. He collaborates with the weekly publication “Przegląd” (Review) and the portal Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique). Publicity specialist in the PR department of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow.

Sylwia Koczanowicz

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Sylwia Koczanowicz is a PhD student in biological sciences. She graduated from the Pedagogical University of Kraków. Her research interests are focused on parasitology, acarology, especially parasitic arthropods, and as well as public health. Her research plans are related to ticks, human and animal parasites. Her research project involves collecting ticks in the Poprad Landscape Park, determining the risk of human exposure to tick infestation and diseases transmitted by them.

Agnieszka Kojło

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Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School in the discipline of security sciences. Graduate of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the field of national security in the specialization of education and security prevention, and Master’s degree in the field of ethics – mediation and negotiation at the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow.

Research interests focused on the area related to the changes that have occurred over the years in the process of education of children and adolescents in the aspect related to security. The doctoral dissertation will concern the defense education of youth as an element of the strategic resilience of the Republic of Poland to threats.


Tomasz Korban


I am doctoral candidate in history at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. My research interests include history of Polish People’s Republic, particularly diplomacy and Polish emigration, and also history of Cold War. Currently, I prepare a doctoral dissertation on restitution of monetary gold by Poland after the Second World War.

I graduated in history from Jagiellonian University (2020). My papers have been  published i.a. in “Dzieje Najnowsze”, one of most prestigious academic historical journal in Poland. I was also vice-president of the Academic Association of History Students at my alma mater. I was awarded for my research activity with scholarship given by Minister of Science and Higher Education (2019) and my master’s thesis was awarded with a distinction in a competition organised by Institute of National Remembrance (2021). I was also awarded with Lanckoroński Foundation Scholarship for one-month research visit in London in 2022.


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Krystyna Koszyk

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I am a PhD student at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, specializing in pedagogy. I graduated from three specializations at the Faculty of Education: Pre-School and Early School Education, Deaf Education and Pedagogical Therapy with Individual Revalidation. My interests concern issues related to the functioning of Deaf people, in particular inclusive education of deaf students, sign language and communication between hearing and deaf people. Selected conditions of inclusive education of hearing-impaired students in mainstream schools are the subject of my doctoral dissertation.

Krzysztof Kowalczyk

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Krzysztof Adam Kowalczyk, MA – Geographer. Graduate of socio-economic geography and spatial economy and regional development at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Doctoral student at the Doctoral School of the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow in the discipline of socio-economic geography and spatial economy.
Scientific research related to the dissertation is embedded in the physiognomic and semiotic-aesthetic current of landscape studies and concerns the role that the urban landscape plays in the subjective perception of the quality of life and visual attractiveness of the place of residence.
Research interests are oriented to the issues of perception and aesthetics of the environment, spatial order, quality of life, economic value of the landscape and its intangible aspects, as well as humanistic, political and urban geography.

Blerta Krasniqi

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Blerta Krasniqi is a certified speech-language pathologist from the Republic of Kosovo. She graduated from Heimerer College in Prishtina (RKS) with a BSc in Speech Therapy and an MA in Speech Therapy from the Medical University of Tirana (Albania). She then pursued a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Before she was engaged as Responsible for Teaching Issues and Teaching Assistant at Heimerer College and also worked as a Field Researcher in an NGO in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Her area of research expertise is dyslexia… More specifically her topic of research is “Predispositions of dyslexia and the neurolinguistics aspect of preschool age children in the Republic of Kosovo and Poland” under the supervision of Dr. Hab. Marzena Błasiak – Tytuła (UP) and Prof.Ass.Dr.Sc. Muljaim Kacka (Heimerer College).

She carries out a publication in the Journal “Specialusis Ugdymas/ Special Education” for the topic “Teacher’s knowledge about some of the dyspraxia elements” and has participated in different international and national conferences, workshops, or seasonal schools for her professional development.


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Lidia Krawczyk

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Visual artist, designer, curator and researcher whose work centres around spaces of conflict and tensions within cultural mechanisms and systems of identity formation. Her practice encompasses drawing, photography, video, animation, and initiation of performative actions. Krawczyk received her MA from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Audiovisual Arts, followed by Postgraduate Gender Studies at her alma mater. Currently, she artistically researches social photography for her dissertation project at the Pedagogical University of Krakow Doctoral School, analysing mechanism of operations of power and methods of behavioural data usage within global digital architecture. For over a decade, Krawczyk was affiliated with the Bunkier Sztuki CAG in Krakow, where she produced various projects in the form of group problem exhibitions, individual shows, research projects and exhibition experiments. Krawczyk has received numerous scholarships and awards, including: Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow (2021); Artist of the Month, ART from HEART CIC, London (2021); Ministry of Culture and National Heritage “Kultura Online” [Culture Online] grant (2020); Krakow Municipal Office “Kultura Odporna” [Resilient Culture] scholarship (2020); and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage “Aktywność obywatelska” [Civic Engagement] grant (2015).

Anna Krzyżak

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Anna Krzyżak (anna.krzyzak @ doktorant.up.krakow.pl) a graduate of theater studies at the Jagiellonian University, speech therapy at Pedagogical University of Krakow and speech therapy with elements of audiology and phoniatrics at the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Polish Early Music Society and Polish Audiological and Phoniatric Society. Conducts speech rahabilitation of people after strokes and craniocerebral injuries. One of her main research interests is performance art and neuroscience in creative processes. In the preparation of her doctoral dissertation, she focuses on examining the relationship of auditory processing and language competence in musicians and non-musicians. ORCID: 0000-0002-9335-0987

Le Anh Toai

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After completing the Master’s degree, I became a lecturer at the Department of Geography – Hue University of Education, Vietnam.

In 2020, I was a PhD student at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, majoring in Socio-economic geography and spatial management, under the support of the Scholarship Agreement between Vietnam and Poland.

My dissertation focused on identifying the current status of ecotourism development in the Binh Tri Thien region, Vietnam, and proposing the most effective and sustainable development paths. The dissertation was supervised by Prof. Leszek Butowski and Dr. Łukasz Quirini-Popławski.

Bardh Lipa

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Bardh Lipa is a PhD student in Political Science and Public Administration. Bardh holds a master’s degree from the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia), where he specialized in Baltic Sea Region Studies, and a Bachelor from the University of Prishtina (Kosovo) in Political Science. His research interests lie in the fields of political parties, populism, post-conflict peacebuilding, and state-building. In particular, he focuses on the development of party politics after the declaration of Kosovo’s independence in 2008 and implications for democratization and state-building in Kosovo.

Monika Łękawska


I am a graduate of historical tourism and cultural heritage (2022) at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. My BA thesis was about the Serbian village of Ostojićevo and the region of Vojvodina as an international tourist product, and my MA thesis was about the former residences of Elżbieta Sieniawska née Lubomirska and how they could be used in tourism. My research interests are mainly related to the history of the mentality of women in the modern period, in particular noblewomen of the Saxon period. The doctoral dissertation focuses on the informants, newsboys and postmen of the castellan of Krakow, Elżbieta Sieniawska. Performing thorough queries and analyzes in Polish and foreign archives, I am working on a dissertation that will raise an important topic of social communication at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries

Kinga Łoś

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I am a PhD student in Linguistics. I graduated from the Pedagogical University of Kraków.

I obtained my BA (2019) degree in speech therapy with teaching Polish as a foreign language and MA (2021) in Polish philology with a specialization in editing and web content management. Currently, I work as a teacher of Polish as a foreign language (including the Center for Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language at the Institute of Polish Philology at the Pedagogical University). I also take part in various projects promoting Polish as a foreign language. I took part in editing and proofreading the well-known series “HURRA! Po Polsku” and the handbooks “Połącz kropki” and “Postaw kropkę”. I also realize myself as a tutor or co-leader of training related to teaching Polish as a foreign language on the portal Polski i Kropka (https://polskiikropka.pl/).

My research interests focus on teaching Polish as a second/foreign language and a language of schooling, bilingualism and language acquisition.

The research problems of my doctorate concern on language support for children with migrant background of writing skills in Polish as a second language.

Maciej Łyszczarz

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I am a historian and archivist, a graduate of the Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University (2019). Since 2019, I have been working at the Archive of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) in Cracow, and since 2021 I have been serving as the deputy director of this unit. I am also a member of the Society of Friends of Science in Przemyśl. My research interests revolve around the history of science, military history (especially issues related to cavalry motorization), and biographical studies. In my dissertation, I deal with issues related to the community of Krakow orientalists after the end of World War II, their problems and challenges in the face of the new post-war order

Anna Maślanka


PhD candidate in the discipline of literary studies. Graduate of Czech philology at Jagiellonian University and biomedical engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology. Winner of the Josef Dobrovsky Scholarship (2021) and the Susanna Roth Prize for young Czech translators (2017). Her research interests primarily include contemporary Czech literature and the reception of Czech literature in Poland. She popularizes Czech culture in Poland as a translator, blogger and contributor to the Kino na Granicy film festival; her texts about literature have been published in Polish („Nowe Książki”, „Gazeta Wyborcza”, „Twórczość”) and Czech media (H7O, iLiteratura.cz).

Artur Maślanka

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Doctoral student at the Doctoral School in the field of security sciences. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in national security and a master’s degree in national security from the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow.

The dissertation will deal with reservists’ organizations operating in selected NATO countries, with particular attention to the involvement of the armed forces’ personnel reserves in pro-defense activities and the appropriate use of their potential. In addition, the doctoral student’s area of interest is non-governmental organizations and their role in the state security system, as well as the historical conditions of creating the security environment both locally and globally.

Martyna Mazur

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Doctoral student in the discipline of literary studies. A manager and animator of culture.

She is preparing a dissertation on the literary activity of Polish painters of the mid-20th and early 21st centuries. In her research, she analyzes, among other things, the motivations of painters to undertake literary work, its thematic scope, and the relationship of writing to the main field of artistic work of selected artists.

As a hobby, she is involved in digital photography and poetry writing, and trains in Pilates and yoga.

Paulina Mazurek

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Student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the field of fine arts and art conservation. Graduate of Photography at Warsaw University and Contemporary Art at Pedagogical University in Cracow. Affiliated with Galeria Labirynt (Lublin), where she is involved in education and participatory projects. Photographer, photo editor, intermedia artist, curator. Most often she uses the medium of photography understood in a broad sense; video, analog and digital collage. She also works in the field of subjective documentary and “new new media.” In her works she addresses social and relational issues, she is interested in intergenerational themes, sociology of everyday life. She has participated in residencies, solo and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Finalist of Grand Press Photo 2020, nominated for reportage and portrait in the Young Poland category, co-curator of the grant project of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the “Kultura Dostępna” 2020 program: First Sense – non-visual perception of art. Together with Michał Tokarz, she forms the collective – Kolektyw [ZOBACZ JAK]. Her dissertation deals with the revision of common educational attitudes that have been present for years in the “intergenerational relay,” significant in the upbringing of Generation Y, of which she is a representative. The final work will be a multi-element, intermedia work visualizing these attitudes.


Agnieszka Mikulska

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Agnieszka Mikulska is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Krakow in the discipline of history. She is a graduate of German and Central European Studies at the KEN Pedagogical University in Kraków and the Charles University in Prague.

In 2021, she defended her MA thesis entitled Education in Bochnia in the second half of the 19th century. Her research interests focus on the German political scene, 20th century German history and the evolution of political ideologies in German-speaking countries.

Her doctoral dissertation will concern the parliamentary activity of The Green Party between 1994-2005 on the German political scene. The research conducted will aim to analyse a key period for the development of one of the most important parties in Germany in the 21st century at a particularly crucial time for its development.

Shepherd Mutsvara

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Shepherd Mutsvara is a PhD Candidate in the Institute of Political Sciences and Administration. He began his career as a professionally trained secondary school teacher in Zimbabwe. He then studied for a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) with the University of South Africa and also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M – Public International Law) from the University of London. Shepherd is a versatile professional with teaching experience in both secondary and tertiary education. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative and is a member in good standing with the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (Africa Research Group). His research project: Economic refugees: an analysis of persecution and displacement in the new global era is being co-supervised by Professor Joanna Bar (UP) and Professor Ellen Desmet of Ghent University.

Barbara Nawrocka

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Barbara Nawrocka is an architect and a graduate of the Krakow University of Technology. Together with Dominika Wilczyńska, she runs Miastopracownia architectural office, which operates at the junction of architecture, installation and activism. Together, they do architecture, interior design, installations in public space and exhibitions. What they like the most is to design meeting places: local centres and community centres. Nawrocka has been involved in several participatory processes. She has been awarded and honoured in many architectural and artistic competitions, e.g.  the Scholarship of the City of Krakow in 2017, the main prize at the Ljubljana Design Biennale BIO50 in 2014. Since 2021, she is a co-founder of Bal_architektek, an initiative addressing women in architecture and feminist approach to urban planning. She is a co-author of the installation of the Polish Pavilion at the 23rd Milan Triennale in 2022 and the installation at the ‘Anthropocene’ exhibition at Warsaw’s Zodiak Architecture Pavilion. In the same year, she co-curated the DoFA Architecture Festival in Wrocław. Also in 2022, Miastopracownia was among the 11 young Polish architectural studios taking part in an exhibition at the Westival in Szczecin held under the motto “The future of Polish architecture I am waiting for”. Since 2023, she has participated in the project ‘Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment’. She has published in magazines such as Dérive and Autoportret. Pismo o dobrej przestrzeni. Her texts appear regularly in Architektura Murator and Notes na 6 Tygodni magazines.


Adam Nehring

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A PhD student in Art since October 2021. Graduate from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in the same year (MA diploma in The Studio of Andrzej Bednarczyk). In 2019 I was studying at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München within The Erasmus Program. During my PhD studies I want to formulate new intermedial composition-criteria (currently called: intermedial parallelism and structural density), which may be helpful and stimulating for some types of artistic practice. In the main part of my art practice I create painterly objects, which can be see on my instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/adam.nehring/

I had a pleasure to participate in following projects:

In memory of victims of self-abuse; Domie, Poznan, 11.2020
In these days of tumult, heat and dazzle I retreat in my mind; Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw, 10.2021

19. Survival Art Review,You ain’t going nowhere; Pafawag, Wroclaw, 06.2021

20. Survival Art Review; Betania Hospital, Wroclaw, 06.2022

Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2019 & Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2021, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala, 11.2019 i 10.2021

Nowy Obraz / Nowe spojrzenie 2021; Old Paper Mill, Poznan, 05.2021


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Programme: Ph.D. in Political Science and Administration Project title: Higher education policies in Africa and Agenda 2063: a case study of CEMAC countries Supervisor: Prof. Joanna Bar, Ph.D. Mr. Tanyu’s doctoral dissertation examines higher education policies across CEMAC countries and their changes to reflect Agenda 2063 in order to meet 21st century demands. This topic, which so far has not been the subject of scientific analysis in Poland and also in the international arena, has been assessed as innovative. Mr. Tanyu will complete an M.A. in International Security Management from the Berlin School of Economics and Law by March 2022. He holds an MPhil. in Public Administration from the University of Bergen, Norway and a B.Sc. in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Buea, Cameroon. His research focuses on politics of environmental crises, public policy, higher education studies, ethnic politics, nationalism, and international migration studies. He has a passion for learning and envisions an African continent where access to knowledge is no longer an obstacle. Find out more about Mr. Tanyu’s Africa Online & Publications Library project at www.africaopl.org.

Ha Nguyen

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In 2019, I received Master’s Degree in Physics from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wroclaw, Poland. My master thesis entitled “Study of magnetic and superconducting properties of Sr(2)MFeAsO(3) (M = V, Cr, and Sc). From 2020, I am a doctoral student in Physical Sciences at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. My PhD project concentrates on investigating the magnetic and optical properties of double perovskite compounds by using the density functional theory (DFT) method. Within the framework of the dissertation, some primary factors governing the observed physical properties of the investigated materials will be established.

Maria Olbrychtowicz

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Maria Olbrychtowicz is a Krakow-based intermedia artist whose work focuses on painting and sound art. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow with a degree in intermedia in 2016, and currently works as an assistant in the sound studio at the same university.

Her interests focus on the spatial aspect of composing sound structures and acoustics, with a particular focus on architecture as sound sculpture. In 2019, she began her doctoral studies, addressing the relationship between architecture and sound, and an important aspect of her work is the introduction of the term “Site Specific Sound” into academic discourse.

Awards and honors, including: Grand Prix: Young Wolves 2016, Poland’s Culture in the World Scholarship 2015, and City of Krakow Creative Scholarship 2022. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Poland and abroad, such as Audio Art Festival in Krakow, Arteles Review in Finland, Manifesta- European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Switzerland, Survival 14 in Wroclaw, Binary Conflict/ Ars Techne and Young Wolves in Szczecin, and Krakow Widzi Sztuka in Krakow.

Agnieszka Olszewska


Agnieszka Olszewska is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University in Krakow, in the discipline of linguistics. A graduate of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University and of speech therapy at the Pedagogical University. She works at the centre for neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation, where she conducts speech therapy, swallowing disorders and respiratory therapy with patients after strokes, craniocerebral trauma, traffic accidents and neurodegenerative diseases. Her research interests focus on stimulation and restoration of the communication system in adults, restoration of physiological breathing and restoration of function in dysphagia disorders. Her research for her dissertation draws on her professional experience and focuses on the correlation of respiratory-phonatory-articulatory disorders.

Milana Ospanova

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Milana Ospanova is a Ph.D. candidate majoring in pedagogy at Pedagogical University of Krakow. She completed her Master in the field of social pedagogy and self-knowledge at Karaganda Buketov University in Kazakhstan. Milana is also a scholarship holder of NAWA within the exchange program for students and scientists as part of bilateral cooperation between Poland and Kazakhstan.

Her most recent researches focus on the prevention of destructive behavior of students and problems of contemporary pedeutology and has already published articles in scientific journals.

She is now working on teacher competences for working with students displaying disruptive behavior based on the experiences in Poland and Kazakhstan.

Alicja Pakosz

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Born in 1996 in Tychy (Poland). Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (diploma in 2020 in the atelier of Prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk). In 2018-2019 she studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg.

Currently she is a first year PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the discipline of Fine Arts and Conservation of Works of Art. The topic of her doctoral dissertation, carried out under the supervision of dr hab. Michał Zawada, prof. ASP, is An unrealized fantasy. The political potential of imaging individual and collective fantasy.

The topics she explores are: the gap between collective memory and history, politics of memory and its impact on the present and future, national identity (the emergence of the concept of nation), attempts to predict the future and labour and its relationship with the individual. She works in the technique of painting, sculpture and large-format diorama.

Portfolio: https://alicjapakosz.pl/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicja.pakosz/

Katarzyna Panek

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I am a student of the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the field of linguistics. I completed five-year full-time studies in Polish Philology at the Jagiellonian University. I am also a graduate of bachelor’s degree studies in the Teachers’ College of Foreign Languages of the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies in teaching Polish as a foreign and second language at the Pedagogical University of Cracow.

I teach Polish in public educational institutions and in projects dedicated to children from Polish emigrant communities co-ordinated by the Polish Emigration Community Education Foundation.

My research interests are glottodidactics of Polish language in emigrant communities and ecolinguistics.

In my research project, I analyse communication strategies in Polish multilingual families. I investigate the motives of parents when making a decision to maintain their mother tongue when living abroad.

Gracjan Pieszko

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I have been a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Krakow since October 2021. I write my PhD thesis in literature.

I graduated from Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz obtaining master’s degree in German Philology and bachelor’s degree in Administration Studies. Furthermore, I completed postgraduate studies for translators at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

My research interests concern medieval history and German and Polish contemporary literature. In my PhD thesis I focus on the motif of the knight in the newest German and Polish historical and fantasy novels published after 2000.

Judyta Pogonowicz

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I am a PhD student in Literature since October 2019. I have completed bachelor’s studies in theater and ethnology (Jagiellonian University). My master’s thesis was interdisciplinary and concerned on the influence of the media and theater. I finished it on subject: journalism and social communication (also the Jagiellonian University). In the meantime, I published reviews in the student journal „Wiadomości Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego WUJ” and in the portal „teatr dla was”. From June 2018 I have been publishing in Dziennik Teatralny. During my PhD studies I want to research influence media and technology on theater, theater mediatization, network and digital theater. Also I am interested in connection beetween art and technology. My promoter is dr hab. prof. UP Marek Pieniążek.

Jadwiga Prażak

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A second-year Ph.D. student in the discipline of linguistics, she is a graduate of physiotherapy at the Bronislaw Czech University of Physical Education in Krakow, postgraduate studies in Logopedia and Pedagogical Studies at PK. She holds an International Certificate as a therapist of NDT-Bobath and PNF concepts and early developmental support for children at risk. She provides screening of infants, children and adolescents, developmental therapy from birth to maturity
and beyond. She has worked with the Department of Developmental Disorders at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. She gave interdisciplinary lectures combining the experience of a physiotherapist and speech therapist for min. FASTRYGA Center, WIR Publishing House, “Let’s get up together” Foundation, Health Guide Portal “Physiotherapy for Health”, as well as consultations as part of the “We race with diabetes” campaign during the 2016 Tour de Pologne . He cooperates
with the Medical Center “Ortotop”, the Rehabilitation Center for children and infants NZOZ Kraków-Południe. She co-authored recommendations for physiotherapeutic evaluation of children with suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD in the team formed at the State Agency for the Solution of Alcohol Problems (PARPA). She was a member of the consultation “Diagnosis of key educational needs of students with autism spectrum and Asperger’s syndrome, FAS syndrome. Assessment of their educational potential in the Silesian Province in terms of their specific abilities and limitations” carried out on behalf of the Office of the Marshal of the Silesian Province. Member of the Thematic Team for Quality and Monitoring of the Physiotherapy Process at the National Chamber of Physiotherapy (KIF) and the Polish Physiotherapy Association.
He researches problems of disorders of the oral-facial tract. He is looking for answers to from the borderline of both disciplines to more effectively support the therapy process in the youngest possible patients.


Dau Quan

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My name is Quan Dau. I am from Vietnam. I graduated from university with a major in mathematics education in 2011. I defended my master’s thesis in mathematics in 2013 at Vinh University, Vietnam. Currently, I am studying a PhD program in mathematics at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland. My research focuses on the uniform convexity structure of metric spaces, in which I aim to establish conditions for the existence of fixed points of nonexpansive mappings in these spaces.

Supervisor: dr hab. Andrzej Wiśnicki prof. UP

Research interests: uniform convexity metric spaces, fixed point properties, nonexpansive mappings, ordered spaces, graphical Ekeland’s principle for equilibrium problems

Anna Radziejewska

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PhD student in history at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University in Krakow. In the years 2016–2020 she studied archival science, documentation management and information brokerage at the Institute of History and Archival Studies of the Pedagogical University in Krakow. In the period from 30/01/2019 to 30/04/2019, a participant of a research project financed by the National Science Center „Biological standard of living in Poland 1800-1950: changes in height and weight 1800-1950”. In 2019, she was awarded for her bachelor’s thesis entitled „Contribution of Władysław Semkowicz to the development of the Polish archival field” for an interesting and archival presentation of archival threads in the biography of Władysław Semkowicz in the national competition named after Ryszard Mienicki for the Best Diploma Thesis in the field of Archival Science and Document Management. In January 2020, as part of the University Tutoring Program „Primus Gradus”, she delivered a lecture on the awarded BA thesis.

During her master’s studies, she completed an internship, during which she independently compiled an archival group for the Documentation Center of Deportations, Expulsions and Resettlements in Krakow. She used the experience gained in her master’s thesis by creating the „Inventory of the Hoffmann archival group in the Documentation Center of Deportations and Resettlements in Krakow”, in which she described the administrative history, i.e. the Hoffmann family deported into the USSR during World War II, the history of the documents themselves, the content and archival characteristics of the group.

From October 2021, a member of the Council of the Institute of History and Archives of the Pedagogical University in Krakow and a scholarship holder of the National Science Center grant entitled „Passage of fertility in interwar Poland”. Her research interests include archival studies and the social and political history of Europe (especially Poland) in the first half of the 20th century.

Currently, he is researching the idea of ​​historical archives, focusing on central evangelical archives, with particular emphasis on the Silesian Central Evangelical Archives in Wroclaw.

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Bachelor’s thesis: “The cultural heritage of the borderland Tricity at the turn of the 20th century. Perspective of tourism promotion of the region”. Master’s thesis: “Cultural heritage of the Kliszczak Hihglanders culture as a tourist product of the Malopolska region”.


About me:

I was born on 15.08.1996 in Myślenice. From 2015-2020 I pursued my studies at the UP Institute of History and Archival Studies, majoring in historical tourism and cultural heritage. Since October 2020, I have been a student at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Krakow, where I am researching issues concerning the history of the development of tourism in the Western Carpathians in the interwar period.


Research interests:

My research interests include the history of Polish tourism at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The point of reference for my research is the social, economic and political dimension of interwar tourism in the area of the Western Carpathians. I pursue my knowledge of both the historical and contemporary dimensions of tourism. In addition, I am interested in ethnographic issues. In particular the perspectives of tourism development in the regions of southern Malopolska with the use of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Khofidotur Rofiah

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Khofidotur Rofiah, born in Surabaya, Indonesia March 1989. She has a scientific background in the field of special education Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia. At the end of 2020, she started her PhD studies at Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Poland. In terms of career, she struggled in various fields of work, and from 2011 to 2013 she became a Special teacher for disabilities students in several schools which provided inclusive education in Surabaya. In 2014, she started her career at the University Negeri Surabaya as a Lecturer in the Special Education Department until now. Rofiah also engages in several matters related to children with special needs and inclusive education both with internal and foreign institutional funding. Currently, she is focusing on Inclusive education and developing a communication system based on keywords for children with communication barriers, namely Signalong Indonesia. In addition, she is also involved in professional organizations related to Disability and Special Education, both nationally and globally. Her PhD thesis topic is “Teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education for exceptional children in cross-cultural perspective” supervised by Professor Joanna Kossewska (UP) and Professor Kieron Sheehy (Open University UK).

Paulina Rus

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Paulina Rus – PhD student in the discipline of security science. Graduate of administration (with a specialization in e-government) and national security (with a specialization in security and defense management) at the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow (2019).

The doctoral student’s research interests are focused on the problems of politics and national security, especially related to internal, social, local, and personnel security.

The current work on the dissertation focuses on capturing the transformation of general and public security in the areas of the Kraków and Łódź agglomerations. The concept of the dissertation is to compare the transformations taking place from 1999 (the implementation of administrative reform) to the current years, both in the context of the indicated regions and between them. The last part will include recommendations and proposals for changes for the next years of operation and activities of services, inspections, and guards that co-create the above-mentioned types of security.

Tomasz Ryrych


Participant of the UP Doctoral School in the discipline of literary studies from the year 2020/2021 and research and teaching assistant in the Department of Media and Cultural Research of the UP Institute of Polish Philology. In his doctoral dissertation, he reflects on the presence of Habsburg and Galician myths in contemporary Polish prose. The topic of research, however, continues to expand beyond the confines of the discipline, entering the field of history, cultural studies and sociology, as well as beyond the geographical area of Poland to include all of Europe of the Habsburg cultural circle.

Other research interests include the philosophical contexts of literature, especially in the fields of phenomenology, hermeneutics and psychoanalysis; the relationship between the sciences and the humanities; and issues in the field of new media culture and new technologies, also from a psychological perspective. His research into the (micro)history and sociology of German settlement in Galicia (the so-called Josephine colonisation) follows a separate course.

His hobbies include non-commercial tourism, bibliophilia, historical investigations, and power sports.

Agata Sedlak

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PhD student in the discipline of socio-economic geography and spatial management. A graduate of BA and MA studies in the field of tourism and recreation with a specialization in international tourism and cultural tourism at the Pedagogical University of National Education Commission in Krakow.


In 2021, she defended her master’s thesis entitled “The level of development of lake tourism in Northern Italy”. Her scientific interests are related to tourism and tourist attractiveness, as well as the development of tourism in the Alpine countries. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she deals with the development of lake tourism in selected Alpine countries in the light of shaping the image of the reception area. The conducted research is to answer, inter alia, to the question: Do lakes play a key role in shaping the image of a place in the studied regions?

Natalia Sierpińska

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Natalia Sierpińska is a PhD student in the field of socio-economic geography and spatial management. He is carrying out his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of dr hab., prof. UP by Agnieszka Kwiatek-Sołtys and Dr. Monika Płaziak.

The subject of her research includes issues in the field of development strategy and its impact on sustainable development of cities, as well as models of functional and spatial structure as a new tool for creating commune development strategies and supra-local development strategies.

Professionally, he deals with space planning in the Krakow Metropolitan Association.

Privately, a great lover of animals, especially cats.

Konrad Sikora

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Doctoral student in the discipline of literary studies. Graduate of theological and philosophical studies at the Pontifical University of John Paul II and polish philology at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. His Master’s thesis in literary studies examined the autobiographical self in the intimist work of Michał Głowiński. He is interested in contemporary Polish prose, especially the issues of masculinity in literature, autobiography, post-dependence, geopoetics and generally the problem of identity of the subject in the novel. He is preparing a thesis on the novel works of Ignacy Karpowicz.

Márk Sima


Márk Sima started his doctoral studies in 2021 at the Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management department. His BA studies were History with the specialization of the History of Visegrad Group countries at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest. He finished MA at the same university on Central Europe studies. The title of his PhD dissertation: Spatial concepts of Poland and Lithuania in the late 19th and the early 20th century. His dissertation is an attempt to understand Polish and Lithuanian nationalism as geographical concept. His main interests are: Spatial concepts, critical cartography, Nationalism and geography, Polish history and culture, Lithuanian history and culture.

Aleksandra Skwarek

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Doctoral student at the Pedagogical University in Cracow in the discipline of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Economy. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Geography at the Pedagogical University in Cracow.

Her research interests revolve around issues related to demography, urbanization, marginalization and globalization in the world, with a particular focus on Latin American countries. The research dissertation will focus on the urbanization process of Mexico in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Daria Ślęzak

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Doctoral student at the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the field of linguistics. Graduate of speech therapy at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz and the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Currently a student of neurologopaedics with elements of audiology and phoniatrics at the Jagiellonian University. Speech therapist working with children and adults.

Her interest area is the process of communication of patients struggling with cancerous diseases of the head and neck. Her dissertation will focus on the determinants of the communication process in patients after total laryngectomy.

Zbigniew Słuszkiewicz


Zbigniew Słuszkiewicz is a graduate of Philosophy from the Pedagogical University of Cracow (2007). He also completed postgraduate studies in Special Pedagogy at the same institution (2012), Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Overall Developmental Disorders, Diagnosis, and Therapy (with distinction) at the WSB University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (2015), and Psychology of Crisis and Crisis Intervention at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow (2019). He is an alumnus of the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute 2021, supported by a John Templeton Foundation grant and conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2022, he was awarded a PRELUDIUM scientific grant from Narodowe Centrum Nauki for a two-year research program titled “The Pragmatic Turn in Embodied Cognition and Mark Rowlands’ Category of “the Moral Subject.” Zbigniew works as an ethics teacher and behavioral therapist at the Centrum Autyzmu i Całościowych Zaburzeń Rozwojowych in Cracow. His areas of academic interest include moral philosophy, cognitive science (particularly embodied cognition and active inference), animal ethics, comparative psychology, and philosophy of mind.

Klaudia Sordyl

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Doctoral candidate in Literary Studies. Graduated from the Pedagogical University with a Master’s degree in Polish Philology. She is a member of the Research-Didactic Centre for Children’s and Youth Literature and Culture at the Institute of Polish Philology at Pedagogical University.

Her research interests focus on Polish children’s literature of the 21st century. In the thesis she will try to identify specific cultural trends and artistic phenomena manifested in children’s literature. The research will combine literary issues with the architecture of the children’s book and its editing.

Dominika Spyra

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PhD student at the Doctoral School of the KEN Pedagogical University in Cracow in the field of linguistics. At the same university she also completed a two-degree course of study, which allowed her to obtain a master’s degree in speech therapy in 2022. She is currently working professionally as a speech therapist, taking part in many trainings and courses, which allow her to improve her workshop and open herself up to working with more groups of patients.

Her research interests revolve around the problems of communication difficulties and cognitive disorders of patients in the course of selected neurological diseases – most of all in the course of migraine and epilepsy, so this is what her dissertation will be devoted to.

Michał Stawiarz

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A Graduate of the Institute of Technology of the Pedagogical University of Krakow, MSc. Eng degree with honours in the field of Computer Science Applied in Technology. The subject of the work was the computational methods in the analysis of the microstructures of cast composite engine pistons. During his studies he represented the Student Scientific Circle of Materials Engineering including international scientific conferences.
Currently, a PhD student at the Doctoral School at the Pedagogical University of Krakow in the discipline of Physical Sciences where he is continuing his research under the supervision of Professor Władimir Mitiuszew and PhD eng. Paweł Kurtyka.
The main research interests concern the field of computational physics and relate to the application of analytical methods in modelling physical properties of composites. These are especially applicable in a precise description of physical phenomenon and assessment of technological processes in the manufacturing of metal composites for branches of modern industry.

Beside of the Doctoral School he is a member of the International Research Group Materialica+ and the Polish Society of Composite Materials.

Joanna Stawowy

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Joanna Stawowy – Polish artist and PhD student at the Pedagogical University of KEN in Krakow in the discipline of arts and conservation of works of art. The leitmotif of her art is the holistic conception of human – the view that the body and mind are inextricably linked with each other and together create a unique human being that always exists in a given context (the external world projects on its interior). Consequently to this concept she is interested in medicine and psychology. She implements the threads in various techniques. She graduated with honors – bachelor’s degree in graphics and master’s degree in Art & Design at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Since this year, she has also been a member of the Association of Polish Artists (ZPAP). In her doctoral thesis, she deals with the impact of acceptance (and lack of it) on artistic expression. Her research is based on C.G. Jung’s psychology, specifically on MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The artistic consequence of her work will be 16 objects summarizing the results of the research.

Artem Susolia

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Artem Susolia – an ethnic Ukrainian who was born in Myrhorod, Ukraine. In 2017, he arrived in Poland and began studying at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In 2022, he graduated magister at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in the discipline of political science and administration. Currently he is a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Pedagogical University in Cracow. Academic interests: international relations, history of international relations, transformation processes and democratization in the world.

Michał Szafarski

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Doctoral Student in the field of literary studies in the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Crocow (since 2020). Graduated from the theatre studies at Jagiellonian University (2019). His main research interest is 20th century’s theatre (especially the theatre of the absurd and the Japanese theatre and dramaturgy of that period).

His dissertation is going to be dedicated to theatrical and dramaturgical works of Japanese writer Abe Kōbō (1924-1993). The dissertation will focus on the matters of the changes that occurred in Abe’s dramaturgy throughout his career (both at a theme and formal level) as well as the actor’s training methods Abe introduced within self-founded theatre group – Abe Kōbō Studio.

Dawid Szopa

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A doctoral student at the Pedagogical University in Cracow in the field of political science and administration. A graduate of master’s studies in political science at the Jagiellonian University and the first and second degree studies in politics and administration at the Cracow University of Economics. In his master’s thesis he explored the issue of communication in the candidate-citizen relationship during parliamentary elections (master’s degree in political science) as well as the issue of economic current of companies-ideas (master’s degree in politics and administration).

His current research interests include social communication, especially political communication. In his dissertation he deals with the issue of political transfers in the Third Republic of Poland, ethics in politics and multimodal transfers. Dissertation is carried out under the scientific supervision of Professor Agnieszka Walecka-Rynduch.

Sadaf Tahir

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Sadaf Tahir, born in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, has started her doctoral school journey at Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Pedagogical University of Krakow since 2022. Before starting PhD, she was working as Assistant Director (Coordination) at Higher Education Commission (Pakistan). She has also served in a number of national and international development organizations in different capacities.

Sadaf graduated from the department of Public Administration, Fatima Jinnah Women University. Her PhD thesis topic is “University-led SDG Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships as Policy Advisory System: Rethinking the Role of the Government” supervised by prof. dr hab. Jacek Sroka.

Research interests: public sector institutions, higher education, public policy

Agnieszka Tatoj

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PhD student in the discipline of biological sciences at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, a graduate of environmental protection at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. She is an editor in the journal Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Naturae.

She conducts monitoring of habitats and species on sites within a Natura 2000 area. He has the qualifications of an environmental advisor and agri-environmental advisor.

Research interests

  • protection of endangered ecosystems
  • protection of biodiversity against invasive alien species
  • plant response to environmental stresses
  • the role of allelopathy in the environment and its impact on the morphology and physiology of cultivated and wild species
  • anthropogenic changes and dynamics of plant communities
  • the impact of habitat and biotic conditions on the occurrence and population traits of plants


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Michał Tokarz

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Michał Tokarz jest doktorantem w Szkole Doktorskiej Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie, w dyscyplinie sztuki plastyczne i konserwacja dzieł sztuki. Absolwent Grafiki oraz Art&Design  na Uniwersytecie Pedagogicznym im. KEN w Krakowie.

Głównymi zainteresowaniami artystyczno-badawczymi są zagadnienia związane z relacjami ludzi pomiędzy sobą, oraz w sytuacji człowiek – przestrzeń, człowiek – przedmiot.

Działania artystyczne zwykle opiera na osobistych doświadczeniach, pozwalających mocniej zaangażować się w przedstawianą historię. Projekty artystyczne oscylują wokół antropologii wizualnej, kulturowej i socjologii. W swoich realizacjach korzysta często z materii organicznej oraz z obiektów ready-made. Posługuje się szerokim spektrum mediów artystycznych, zarówno tradycyjnych, jak i nowych.

W swojej pracy doktorskiej zajmuje się badaniem figury domu rodzinnego pod kątem zamieszkiwania oraz kształtowania się mieszkańca i domu we wzajemnej relacji.

Katarzyna Panek

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PhD student in the discipline of biological sciences. A graduate of MA studies in the field of biology with teaching nature and health education at the Pedagogical University in Krakow and postgraduate studies in chemistry with elements of environmental protection at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

A teacher of biology, chemistry and nature in a primary school near Krakow. Member of the Polish Association of Natural Science Teachers. OKE matriculation examiner in biology.

Her research interests focus particularly on human biology. The subject of the future doctoral dissertation will be the study of the content of xenobiotics in human fetal tissues and their transfer from the mother’s body to the child’s body during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Dominika Trojanowska

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PhD student at the Pedagogical University in Krakow in the discipline of Security Sciences. She graduated from master’s studies in the field of state security at the Pedagogical University in Krakow and political science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Research interests focus on the security policy of countries, in particular: military nuclear programs and military strategies of Asian countries. In addition, the researched areas include NATO policy in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and contemporary military conflicts. The doctoral dissertation will address the topic of strengthening NATO’s eastern flank as an element of Poland’s security policy. I am under the scientific supervision of Dr. hab. Przemysław Wywiał from the Institute of Security Sciences

Natalia Twardosz

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A PhD student at the Pedagogical University, specialising in pedagogy. A graduate of three specialisations at the Faculty of Pedagogy: educational and vocational guidance, social and welfare pedagogy with a teaching specialisation, as well as pre-school and early school pedagogy. Pedagogue, vocational counsellor, kindergarten teacher in one of Krakow’s kindergartens. Member of the Polish Pedagogical Society. Natalia Tomczyk actively participated as a pedagogical counsellor in the international prophylactic project entitled “FaceUp”, accredited by the Polish Pedagogical Society. The project was carried out in 24 countries. The project was implemented in 24 countries. Currently, she is involved in the work of the Teacher Training Centre, where she conducts original workshops on developing soft skills of teachers. The subject of her future dissertation is social adaptation of teachers at the professional start in the context of professional development.

Joanna Walczak


I am a PhD student in Linguistics at the Pedagogical University in Krakow and at the Grenoble Alpes University as part of the double doctorate grant (Doctorat en Cotuelle) awarded by the French Embassy in Poland. In 2020, I graduated from Romance studies at the Pedagogical University of Krakow on the basis of my master’s thesis entitled “Feminema in a sociolinguistic approach in French and Quebec job advertisements”. My research interests continue to focus on sociolinguistics, inclusive language and Polish-French comparative linguistics. During my doctoral project, I focus on the comparative analysis of female linguistic exponents and prototypes related to women and men at the level of various discourses, incl. administrative, media and protest. I am writing my doctoral thesis under the supervision of prof. Teresa Muryn from the Pedagogical University in Krakow and prof. Lidia Miladi from the Grenoble Alpes University.

Katarzyna Walczyk

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History graduate (2019) at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. My MA thesis concerned the presentation of the process of shaping the image of Lady Jane Grey in British literature, historiography and art from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The analysis of the available sources made it possible to show the origins of the legend surrounding Jane Grey and to present its later modifications related to the religious and dynastic situation in the British Isles. My research interests are related to the social history of Britain, the ways in which the press portrayed the problems that plagued British society and the process of myths and legends surrounding ambiguous historical figures. My dissertation focuses on the problem of infanticide in nineteenth-century England and its representation in the press. The thesis will also attempt to compare the events depicted in court records with newspaper articles.

Paulina Wiśniewska

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A graduate of mathematics at the KEN Pedagogical University in Krakow. The main topic of her Bachelor’s thesis was researching the possibility of using music in teaching axial and central symmetry at primary school level. This work won the second prize in the Anna Zofia Krygowska national competition for the best student work on the didactics of mathematics. The Master’s thesis deepened the topic of the Bachelor’s thesis. The research concerned the possibility of using music in teaching translation and axial and central symmetry at the level of the second grade of high school. The choice of the present research topics was inspired by attending the State Music School in Krakow (Grade II). In 2019, the PhD student defended her diploma receiving the professional title of musician (instrument – piano). The PhD student’s current research interests have shifted to the area of algebraic geometry and alternating algebra. In her PhD thesis she deals with complex reflection groups and asymptotic invariants (Waldschmidt constants, resurgences, Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity and others).

Barbara Wójcik

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A graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts and the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, currently a doctoral student at the KEN Pedagogical University in Krakow, despite her young age, she clearly marks her presence in Polish art. This has already been recognized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from which she received a scholarship in 2018 for all her artistic work to date and in 2022 for promoting artistic activity in the Oświęcim District.
Since 2022, she has been an academic lecturer at UPH in Siedlce, in the Art Studio. In his artistic work he deals with documentary photography, and painting. In his photographic projects, he takes up the subject of inaccessible places and closed social groups, often isolated from the rest of society. In his research work he focuses on the existence of war veterans, participants of foreign missions in countries of armed conflict. The effects of participation in the mission and the artifacts left behind and their significance.
List of artistic activities:
April 2019. I triennial of student painting, BWA Rzeszow.
September 2019. Oświęcim Art Salon, OCK Oświęcim,
November 29, 2019. 29th National Youth Painting Review Promotions, Art Gallery in Legnica.
December 2019 post-competition exhibition XVI National Salon of Artistic Photography, Zary.
February 21, 2020 group exhibition Simple Gestures, BWA Katowice.
August 27, 2020 Exhibition Without exhibition , Tyle światów Gallery, Oswiecim.
September 27-29, 2020 17th Rybnik Festival of Photography, exhibition, Rybnik.

15.10.2020 r. Group exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of artistic cooperation and 5 years of partnership
districts of Dachau and Oświęcim, IYMC, Oświęcim.
30.10.2020 r. International Triennale of Student Drawing, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice.
4.09.2021 IV Oswiecim Salon of Art, OCK Tyle Światów Gallery.
3.10.2021 r. Dachau-Oświęcim 30 Jare Kunstlerfreundschaft, Shafhof Europaisches Kunstlerhaus
Oberbayern, Freising
22.10.2021 r. 15th International Art Salon, BWA Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski
27.07.2022 r. Dachau-Oświęcim 33 Jare Kunstlerfreundschaft, KVD Gallery, Dachau.
2022. r participation in the exhibition 7th National Competition for Young Artists mi. Marian Michalik .
Painting Triennial Czestochowa 2022/2023 Attendance.
Research activity:
2019 r. Documentation of the process of the project Deep listening author: J.Jatrząb,
2022 r. Documentation of the project “with soba and about myself or a meeting with the patient” author : J.Jastrząb, M
2022 documentation of the project New Innovations Artyfikacja author : J.Jastrząb, M Krasoń
Art magazine Format no.84, Frames rediscovered, ASP Wrocław. 2020 r.
Deep listening, published by BWA & ASP in Katowice, 2019.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung , Kunst aus Polen und Bayern,[4-08-2022] 2022.

Justyna Wrona

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I am PhD student in Linguistics. I graduated from Pedagogical University of Kraków. I obtained BA (2016) and MA (2018) in Pre-school and Early School Education, BA (2019) in Speech Therapy (specialisation: Teaching Polish as Foreign/Second Language) and MA (2020) in Speech Therapy. Currently I work as a teacher of Polish as a foreign language (including the Center for Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language at the Institute of Polish Philology at the Pedagogical University). I also take part in various projects promoting Polish as a foreign language and teaching Polish as a foreign / second / language of schooling. My research interests focus on bilingualism, language acquisition, teaching Polish as a second/ foreign language and a language of schooling. The research problems of my doctorate concern the development of language competences of children with migrant background learning Polish as a second language.

Łukasz Żądło


I am a first and second degree graduate of the Pedagogical University of Krakow in Political Science and, as of 2019, a PhD student in Political Science and Administration. My area of interest is African Studies, with a particular focus on Angola and Mozambique, which my dissertation deals with. My area of interest is political systems and their transformations, thus capturing the state on a macro scale as perceived by the structuralist paradigm. I have so far participated in several national and international conferences. I also carried out a five-month NAWA STER grant at the University of Porto. I am the author of several scientific publications.

Żaneta Zając

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Żaneta Zając is a PhD student in the discipline of security sciences. A graduate of master’s studies in the field of state security in the specialization of education and prevention of security at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. The master’s thesis concerned separatist movements in the context of protection for national security in Great Britain and Spain. The analysis of the available sources allowed for a holistic examination of the security environment of the countries in question in terms of potential opportunities, challenges, threats and risks resulting from centrifugal movements. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of immigration in Poland after 2004 in context of social security. Research interests include national, internal, social, cultural and personal security, especially in the aspect of separatist movements, autonomy, regionalisms and migration.

Maciej Zięba

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I am a mathematician who is currently pursuing a PhD in Mathematics under the guidance of Tomasz Szemberg. My research is centered on algebraic geometry and combinatorics, with a specific focus on the study of finite sets of points in projective spaces. To achieve my research objectives, I am utilizing various symbolic algebra programs, including Singular, CoCoA, and Macaulay 2. I started my doctoral studies immediately after completing my Bachelor’s degree, and I have a broad range of research interests that span Algebraic Curves, Commutative Algebra, Combinatorics, and Algebraic Geometry. Additionally, I am interested in the fields of Decentralized Finance, Traditional Finance, and actuarial science.

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