Principal investigator / consortium leader of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Wrocław and the Economic and Social College of the Warsaw School of Economics. Head of the Department of General Sociology at the Institute of Sociology, University of Wroclaw since October 2017. He received his PhD degree in social sciences in 2009 from the Centre for Sociological Research at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). He works at the Institute of Sociology (University of Wroclaw) since October 2009. In 2016, he obtained a postdoctoral degree in social sciences in the discipline of sociology, specialization in the sociology of economy at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wroclaw. His research interests include sociology of work, sociology of economy, comparative research on collective labour relations, research on precarity, critical social realism and methodology of biographical research. He is the author of the monograph „Coping with social change. Life strategies of workers in Poland’s new capitalism’ (Leuven University Press, 2011), editor of 12 collective works and journal issues, and over 60 articles and book chapters. At the University of Wroclaw he managed research projects funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EU, the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, the Foundation for Polish Science and the National Science Centre in Poland. Chairman of the Scientific Discipline Council of Sociological Sciences at the University of Wrocław in 2019-2020 and for the term 2020-2024, Vice-Chairman of the Section of Sociology of Labour and the Wrocław Branch of the Polish Sociological Association, member of the editorial board of the Sociological Review and Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. Privately a lover of cats, mountains and cycling.
Jan Czarzasty, PhD is the head of the Department of Economic Sociology at the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). His academic interests include economic sociology, individual and collective labour relations, social dialogue, organizational culture and comparative studies on contemporary capitalism.
A long-standing correspondent of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). Chief expert on labor relations and social dialogue at the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw. Research Fellow at the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava. Editorial Secretary of the Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology. Associate of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. Member of the PREWORK research team („Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study on working and living conditions, social consciousness and civic engagement” (2016-2020). Recent publications: Looking for European solutions. Trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe striving for cross-border solidarity (with S. Adamczyk and B. Surdykowska), Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research (2020); Multiple jobholding in Europe: features and effects of primary job quality, (with A. Piasna and M. Pedaci, M.), Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research (2020); Eroding Collective Bargaining in CEE Countries as a Counterproductive Factor in the Process of Labour Utilisation: The Cases of Bulgaria and Poland (with V. Kirov), in: B. Woźniak-Jęchorek and M. Pilc (eds.), „Labour Market Institutions and Productivity. Labour Utilisation in Central and Eastern Europe” (2020).
Prof. Juliusz Gardawski completed his studies at the School of Planning and Statistics (now: SHG) and obtained his Master’s degree in January 1972 on the basis of qualitative research on the mentality of workers at the Puławy Nitrogen Plant. In the same year he started work at the School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw and was soon delegated by his supervisor, Prof. Gilejka, to Moscow for doctoral studies. His doctoral dissertation was devoted to „tektology”, an early version of social cybernetics and praxeology by Alexander Bogdanov. After his return he has been continuously employed at the SGPiS/SGH since September 1975 on the first full-time position (at present on a half-time basis as emeritus professor). He was Head of the Department, then Head of the Faculty, Head of the Department and Director of the Institute. In 2002 he received the title of professor. Beginning in 1986, he has continuously conducted empirical research in economic sociology; in total he has directed and co-directed about 30 studies. In the years 1991-1995 he conducted a series of 5 largest working class surveys in Poland, financed by the Polish branch of the Ebert Foundation. He has researched and continues to research employee circles, SME owners, trade unions, employer organizations, and for over 10 years was an observer of the activities of the Trilateral Commission for Social and Economic Affairs. Until recently, together with Adam Mrozowicki, Ph.D., professor of UWr, he was a leader of research on Polish and German youth (Beethoven grant), in which he analyzed visions of well-managed economy. Recently, he has been researching the diversity of capitalism and patchwork capitalism. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of the semi-annual journal of the Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, published by the Warsaw School of Economics and Social Studies. He is the author of about 200 publications including the author and co-author of about 10 books. He is a member of the Committee on Labour Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences and belongs to several national and international organizations (including PTS and SASE). He is a member of the Synod of the Warsaw Diocese of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church.
Aleksandra Drabina-Różewicz, MA and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wrocław. Author of publications and editor of monographs on the issues of masculinity and femininity and gender in popular culture. She is preparing a doctoral dissertation on femininity and masculinity in the biographies of young precarious workers. Researcher and member of national and international project teams: NCN PREWORK „Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study of working and living conditions, social acounsciousness and civic engagement” (2016-2020): and NCN „Social structure, social networks and consumer taste and practices” (2018-2021). Her research interests focus on the sociology of gender and family and qualitative research (biographical method, visual content analysis). She is a keen observer and researcher of pop culture and contemporary media.
PhD in social sciences, sociologist, postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘(De/Re)Constructing borders – narratives and imaginaries on divided towns in Central Europe in comparative perspective’. Secretary of the Centre for Regional and Borderlands Studies (since 2016) and Secretary of Wroclaw Branch of Polish Sociological Association (since 2015). She received her PhD from University of Wroclaw in 2017 and her dissertation was focused on the identity of the participants of contemporary Polish nationalist movement. Her main research interests concern nationalism, social movements, sociology of borderland, social and political changes in Central and Eastern Europe as well as qualitative research, e.g. biographical method and discourse analysis. So far she was a participant of national and international research projects. In 2018-2020 she was involved in the project directed by Prof. Joanna Kurczewska „Patriotyzmy polskich polityków – wczoraj i dziś. Interpretacje – rewizyty – nowe rekonstrukcje i konstrukcje”, and in the Polish-German project „Right-wing populism among young Germans and Poles. The analysis of biographical motives for suport for right-wing political parties and organizations” (funded by the Polish-German Foundation for Science). Author of the book: “Young radicals? On the identity of Polish nationalist movement and its participants” (Nomos, 2020).
Doctoral student at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Warsaw, in the Department of Economic Sociology and Public Issues, where she is carrying out a project financed by the National Science Centre in Poland project entitled ” Negotiating the norms of work in Polish labour market institutions: perspective of the unemployed”. She has published 6 original and co-authored articles in scientific journals from the MNiSW lists, including key sociological journals (Polish Sociological Review, Kultura i Społeczeństwo, Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej); 1 edited collective work and 5 book chapters. She was a scholarship holder and researcher in 6 NCN grants related to sociology and economic sociology. She has worked, among others, on projects devoted to the functioning of labour market institutions and creative work. In the COV-WORK project she is a doctoral scholarship holder, dealing among others with the problems of remote education.
Doctoral student pursuing doctoral studies in sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wrocław (in the Institute of Sociology, Department of General Sociology). Author and co-author of 3 scientific articles, including one in “Studia socjologiczne” and a review in „Przegląd Socjologiczny” and 1 chapter in edited book. Scholarship holder and researcher in 2 NCN projects and a project of the Polish-German Foundation for Science. He completed a three-month research internship at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg. He is conducting his own research on the topic of ‚IT professionals in business service companies in Poland: a sociological study of work experience’ using the Fritz Schütze methodology. In the COV-WORK project he is a doctoral scholarship holder, dealing among others with the analysis of work experiences in logistics.
PhD in sociology (specialization: sociology of migration), assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Wroclaw. A graduate of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Changing Employment”. He continued his research in the PREWORK project „Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study of working and living conditions, social awareness and civic activity” (2016-2019). From 2019 to 2021 he was a project leader of the Polish-German research project: „Right-wing populism among young Germans and Poles: Analysis of biographical motives for support of right-wing parties and organizations”. Since 2020, he is a coordinator of the international master’s programme: Sociology – Intercultural Mediation.
His main research interests are the sociology of migration and the sociology of work. He has published inn many academic journals and edited volumes. He was on scholarship and research fellowships in Belgium, Germany, Great Britain and the USA.
More information about Dr Karolak’s publications and research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mateusz_Karolak
Dr Jacek Burski
PhD in sociology, assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Wroclaw. A graduate of sociology at the University of Lodz, where he defended his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Kaja Kaźmierska on the social world of football fans. Author of monographs, scientific articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and chapters in books devoted to, among others, the issues of social change, modernity, and the sociology of work. Contractor in scientific projects (including the project “Experience of the Process of Transformation in Poland. Sociological Comparative Analysis Based on Biographical Perspective” (2014-2018) carried out at the University of Lodz and in the PREWORK project „Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study of working and living conditions, social awareness and civic activity” (2016-2019)).
His main interests include the sociology of biography, issues of labour market transitions and the sociology of sport.