Reaserchers

Dr Aleksandra Wagner

Dr Aleksandra Wagner

Sociologist, instigator and founder of the Dialogue for Policy group.

Specialises in discursive analyses of public policies, designing participatory processes and effective moderation of group discussions, including in conflict situations. Assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, recipient of scholarships from the universities of Rome and Jena, the European Comission and the DAAD.

In 2012-2016 led the research project “Media as the space of deliberation- analysis of public discourse patterns on the example of crucial issues of energy sector: nuclear power plant, shale gas exploatation and wind energy in Poland”, financed by the Polish National Science Centre(PNSC).

Since 2016 has been a leader of the research project “Tempus Fugit- future visions in energy policies in Poland and their significance for energy transition” financed by PNSC. Author and editor of several dozen academic publications and reports for public and business organisations. Active moderator and communications trainer. Has conducted several dozen training courses in designing communications strategies and dialogue processes, group communication, partnership forming and social activation.

Member of the Board of the “Environment and Society” Research Network within the European Sociological Association.

Has worked, among others, for Codework, PGE, JCI, Wawel SA, Tomatoe PR, Polmos-Żyrardów, Wessling Polska, Grupa Żywiec, Wine Concept, as well as Krakow Municipality, the Agricultural Advisory Centre, Krakow Municipal Police, and collaborated with the Polish Institute for International Affairs, Foundation of Economy and Public Administration, the School of Banking and Management, and the Chancellery of the President of Poland.

Dr hab. Maria Świątkiewicz Mośny

Dr hab. Maria Świątkiewicz Mośny

Sociologist and psychologist. Works at the Jagiellonian University as an assistant professor in the Institute of Sociology and head of the Department of Social Communication. In her research she is interested in issues of communication and identity, i.e. among others communication between cultures and in local communities, communications in health and illness, and also energy matters. Author of many publications in academic journals and two books – Tożsamość napiętnowana. Mechanizmy stygmatyzacji i autostygmatyzacji na przykładzie kobiet z zespołem Turnera (“Branded Identity. Mechanisms of Stigmatisation and Self-Stigmatisation: the Example of Women with Turner Syndrome” – Nomos 2010) and Konstruowanie nowych tożsamości w warunkach globalizacji (“Constructing New Identities in the Conditions of Globalisation” – WUJ 2015) – and the editor of several books.

Teaches courses to sociology students at bachelor’s and master’s level as well as workshops, training courses and lectures for companies and organisations. Among the institutions with which she has worked are Polmos Żyrardów, Nutricia Polska, the Chancellery of the President of Poland, local governments and various NGOs.

Also teaches at the University of the Third Age and Children’s University, prepares expert reports, reviews documents and does many other interesting things.

Dr hab. Marian Niezgoda

Dr hab. Marian Niezgoda

Professor of the Jagiellonian University, sociologist, linguist. For many years head of the Department of Social Communication as well as former director of the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. Author and co-author of six books and over 100 other publications, and editor/co-editor of 14 books.

Specialist in the methodology of social research and sociology of education. Author and co-author, and general contractor, of:

– Research on Jagiellonian University students and lifestyle changes (2004) and research on the Krakow academic community (AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Economics)

– National research project “Teachers 2004” commissioned by the Central Committee of the Polish Teachers’ Union and the Polish Sociological Association (2004-2005).

– Research project 1 H02E 039 30 funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, “Analysis of the Social Consequences of Education Transformations in Poland”, 2006-2009.

Reports:

Samorząd lokalny w opiniach mieszkańców Wschodniej Małopolski. Wyniki wstępne (“Local Government in the Opinions of the Residents of Eastern Małopolska. Preliminary Results” – with A. Marcinkowski), Tyczyn 1998.

Urzędnicy Urzędu Wojewódzkiego w Rzeszowie. Raport wstępny (“Officials of the Voivodeship Office in Rzeszów. Preliminary Report” – with A. Marcinkowski), April 2003.

Member of team preparing expert reports for the Board of Katowice Steelworks on the social reception of the process of privatisation (1999-2000) (three research reports and recommendations): Obrazy prywatyzacji. Wstępny raport z badań socjologicznych (“Images of Privatisation. Initial Report on Sociological Research”), Kraków, December 1999; Raport z badań dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“Report on Research for the Board of Katowice Steelworks inc.” – with K. Frysztacki, J. Górniak, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak); Społeczna technologia zmiany. Proces prywatyzacji – próba diagnozy strategii (“The Social Technology of Change. The Process of Privatisation – Attempt at Strategy Diagnosis”), Kraków, February 2000); Raport dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“Report for the Board of Katowice Steelworks inc. – with K. Frysztacki, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak); Społeczna technologia zmiany. Kierunki i sposoby działania. Raport końcowy z badań dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“The Social Technology of Change. Final Report on Research for the Board of Katowce Steelworks inc.” – with K. Frysztacki, J. Górniak, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak).

Expert for the company Halcrow, preparing the operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship (human capital):

2000 – preparation of report and recommendations (Development priority: Building a system guaranteeing growth of the voivodeship’s human capital, in accordance with contemporary civilisational development trends. Strategic field: human capital. Study for the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Marshal’s Office. Kraków, October 2000).

Expert in the “Institutional Development Programme” for the Ministry for Science and Higher Learning and World Bank (public services), 2001–2004, preparation of three reports and recommendations: Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Podlaskiego w Białymstoku. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship in Białystok. Public Services”), Kraków, March 2002; Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Małopolskiego w Krakowie. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Małopolska Voivodeship in Kraków. Public Services”), Kraków, March 2002; Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego w Szczecinie. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Pomeranian Voivodeship in Szczecin. Public Services”), Kraków, May 2003; Procedura analizy kosztów jednostkowych i kosztów ogólnych usług w Urzędzie Marszałkowskim Województwa Podlaskiego w Białymstoku (The Procedure of Individual Costs and Costs of General Services at the Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship in Białystok”), Białystok, January 2004.

Dr Grzegorz Bryda

Dr Grzegorz Bryda

Assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, rector’s proxy for Education Quality System Evaluation, proxy of the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy for evaluation of education quality at the Institute of Sociology, member of the Rector’s Permanent Committee for Quality of Education, founder and head of the Qualitative Sociology Laboratory (CAQDAS TM LAB) and Focus Work Group at the Institute of Sociology. Experienced in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, moderating discussion groups (+450 FGI) and in-depth interviews (+250 IDI), statistical data analysis, data modelling using data mining techniques and computer-aided qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS). Has carried out over 80 research projects for commercial companies and public institutions in market and social research. In 2003-2009 he worked as a senior consultant for statistical analyses and data mining and lecturer at the SPSS Polska Training Centre (now IBM Predictive Solutions). Collaborates with public institutions and private companies as a consultant for methodology and data analysis. Since 2008, as rector’s proxy, responsible for implementing system solutions in data analysis, evaluations and surveys, as well as managing education quality at the Jagiellonian University. Research interests include cognitive science, communicology, sociology of knowledge, education, methods and techniques of data analysis in social sciences, application of mixed-methods design, information technology (Caqdas, Data and Text Mining) and Natural Language Processing in research on social processes and qualitative data analysis (textual and visual).

Mateusz Lichoń

Mateusz Lichoń

Sociologist and political scientist. Graduate of the Jagiellonian University as well as the Quantitative Methods of Social Research Programme at the University of Michigan, the Governance and Leadership in European Public Health Programme in Maastricht, and the Sustainability Leadership Programme for the Health Care Sector at the University of Cambridge.

Benefits from experience in work on European Commission-funded projects on increasing the efficiency of healthcare through innovative solutions: EPP eHealth (solutions in e-health), EcoQUIP (innovative procurement) and RES Hospitals (renewable energy sources). A PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, he also collaborates with the journal Ogólnopolski Przegląd Medyczny (“Polish Medical Review”).

He has worked in international organisations including the American Institute for Foreign Study, European Health Management Association and European Parliament. Since 2011 has collaborated with the COST Network, participating in conferences, research and training on various initiatives (e.g. COST Action IS0903, Enhancing the Role of Medicine in the Management of European Health Systems – Implications for Control, Innovation and User Voice”; COST Action TD1405, European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technologies). Also a participant in many international and domestic research projects.

Dr Wit Herbert

Dr Wit Herbert

Sociologist. Market and public opinion researcher with several years’ experience working in a research agency. Assistant lecturer at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. His main academic interests concern issues of the social impact of new information technologies and the theory of social capital. Has also published on social participation and urban issues. Works in a research capacity (specialist, coordinator, consultant) with a number of NGOs and social organisations, including the Institute of Strategic Studies, Małopolska Institute of Culture, Polish Green Network, Civic Lab Association, Open Plan Foundation, and Civil Society Development Foundation. Gained experience working with companies including Grupa RMF, TNS Polska, and Nutricia Polska. In his private life a fan of urban movements and an active enthusiast of ski mountaineering. A DIY enthusiast.

Kamila Zarembska-Szatan

Kamila Zarembska-Szatan

Sociologist. Works in the press department of Krakow Municipality. PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Her research interests include visual sociology, critical picture analysis and the sociology of art and design. Researches the iconic elements of cultures of organisations, their significance and functions. Also writes about the history of photoreportage and its role in social policy. Expert on visual discourses, semiotics and iconic communication. Recipient of a scholarship in the Society-Environment-Technology Programme at Northwestern University in Chicago (Department of Communication Studies). Member of the International Visual Sociology Association. Her photography has been exhibited at the Festival of Art and Reportage in Łódź, Fujikina in Tokyo, the State Art Gallery in Sopot, and the Museum of History of Photography in Krakow.

Katarzyna Rabiej-Sienicka

Katarzyna Rabiej-Sienicka

Sociologist, PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University.

A specialist in the sociology of organisation and sociology of education, she is currently conducting pioneering research on the role of coworking in the processes of risk management. Recipient of a scholarship from the University of Crete, author, and research coordinator for the International Festival of Independent Cinema NETIA OFF CAMERA.

Carried out research at Egurrola Dance Studio. Co-creator of the social campaign strategy for the Children and Family Support Centre in Zakopane. Jointly developed the research project “Employers’ Assessment of the Competences of Students of Tischner European University in Krakow”. In 2012-2013 vice-president for HR at Neolution. In 2014 worked with Shipyard Unit for Social Innovation and Research on evaluation of the Krakow Participatory Budget. Launched the national student magazine Podaj Dalej, with a circulation of 65,000.

Co-owner and director for PR and development at Wojciech Jerzy Has Krakow Film School, and qualified instructor of sport dance at the University of Physical Education in Krakow.