Hannah Ajewole is a researcher in philosophy with interest in bioethics and feminism. She is presently writing her PhD thesis on Simone de Beauvoir existentialist feminism as a foundation for gender egalitarianism.
Agata Bielińska is a researcher in the Center for Psychoanalytic Thought at IFiS. She is preparing a dissertation on the (post)psychoanalytic philosophy of love. Her research interests include contemporary philosophy of the subject and the philosophical implications of psychoanalytic theory. Agata is a co-editor of the academic journal „wunderBlock: Psychoanaliza i Filozofia” (wunderBlock: Psychoanalysis and Philosophy). Currently, she is co-editing a collection of essays with Adam Lipszyc, Space in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis in Space (Routledge, London, forthcoming).
Filip Brzeźniak is part of Research Group for the Philosophy of Culture at IFiS. His dissertation focuses on the historical and speculative relations between melancholy and radical, left or revolutionary political philosophy. In his research, Filip relies on different strands of Critical Theory, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis and Political Theology to analyze the often repressed emancipatory and positive side of melancholy. Some of his work has been published in Le Monde Diplomatique – Edycja Polska, Praktyka Teoretyczna, Wakat, Dyskurs i Dialog.
Andrzej Frelek, Ph.D. candidate at GSSR, IFiS PAN, primarily interested in Marx’s critique of political economy and the critical theory of Theodor Adorno. In his work, he applies the approaches of those two thinkers to problems connected with climate change and the relation of society to nature. In his multidisciplinary work, he also utilizes theoretical inputs from other fields, such as those of sustainability studies, environmental sociology, literary theory and psychoanalysis.
Gniewomir Hawrasz is a doctoral researcher in Early Modern European Intellectual History at IFiS. In his dissertation, Gniewomir explores the impact of Italian Neoplatonic and Hermetic traditions on medical and natural philosophical education received by Poles in sixteenth-century Northern Italy. Gniewomir is a member of the research team of an ERC Consolidator Grant Project: “From East to West, and Back Again: Student Travel and Transcultural Knowledge Production in Renaissance Europe (c. 1470-c. 1620).”
Philip is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research, Institute for Social Research, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Philip’s doctoral project is a negative dialectical reading of Judith Butler’s queer-feminism. Other research interests include Anarchism, Critical Theory, Danish modernity, Feminism, German Idealism, Marxism, and Transhumanism. Philip does not have a preferred pronoun, use Philip/Philip’s.
Maciej Huzarski is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research. He focuses on the phenomenon of excess, while also being interested in the Peter Sloterdijk’s texts, psychoanalysis, and poetics of philosophical writing.
Adam Michał Ostrowski is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at IFiS PAN. In his dissertation, he studies the crossroads of modern 20th Century theology with philosophy, focusing on anthropology, drama, and the dialogical principles. His primary point of interest is the figure of Hans Urs von Balthasar and the interdisciplinary study of human subjectivity and selfhood. Adam is a graduate of the Artes Liberales College at the University of Warsaw.
Marcin Rabiza is a researcher in the Section for Logic and Cognitive Science at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His dissertation research focuses on the philosophy of artificial intelligence, with particular emphasis on the black box problem. In his work, Marcin investigates the connection between explanation and understanding in opaque machine learning, drawing from the accounts of explanation in the philosophy of science and epistemological theories of understanding.
Anna Bednarczyk is a PhD student at IFiS. She is working on a dissertation on gender, urban safety, and care practices located in Córdoba, Argentina. She s a recipient of the NCN Preludium grant for the project “The spatiality of urban safety and care. A qualitative study of young women’s life trajectories in Argentina.” She is a board member of the European Sociological Association Research Network 37 Urban Sociology.
Joanna Bednarek is a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds MA degree in: American Studies (University of Warsaw) and Modern and Contemporary Studies (Newcastle University). Joanna is interested in visual culture and its limitations. Her current research area focuses on armed conflicts and their representation in media.
Xi has a two master degrees, one in disability and education, and the other one in philosophy. She has research experiences in sociology of health and illness, social inclusion, disability rights, and education policy studies, and her new passion is to study policies and social interventions concerning prevention of environmental degradation. She is pursuing a PhD in environmental sociology at GSSR, and her doctoral thesis project is a critical inquiry of renewable energy technology and foreign capital in Poland.
Piotr Koc is a researcher in the Computational Social Science team at IFiS and a research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, University of Zurich. His dissertation focuses on the measurement of political participation in the comparative context. His research has been published in Social Indicators Research and Survey Research Methods.
Emilia Kowalewska focuses on competing constitutionalisms in post-1989 Poland drawing on insights from comparative public law, socio-legal studies, new-institutionalism and critical realism. She won recruitment competitions for full-time research positions at ISP PAN in 2019, 2020 & 2021, and secured a visiting studentship at the EUI (2021-22). She holds a Degree in Law (University of Cambridge), an LLM, and an MA in Society & Politics. She is a PRINCE2-accredited project manager and a human rights expert (formerly at OSCE/ODIHR).
Kirill is a PhD candidate at the GSSR, IFiS PAN, where he studies research in the sociology of religion. The topic of his dissertation is “Changes in the Orthodox religiosity in Post-Soviet Russia”. His research interests include church-state relations in Post-communist countries, Old Believers and religious minorities. Kirill obtained GSSR scholarship in 2020. Kirill is a recipient of Erasmus+ grant at the Central European University.
Olga Li is a member of the research unit on Comparative Analyses of Social Inequality (IFiS PAN) currently involved in Cross-National Biographies (CNB-Young) and Polish Panel Survey (POLPAN) grant projects. For her PhD thesis, she is conducting quantitative research on political participation in authoritarian regimes. Her research interests include survey methodology and data analysis, ex-post survey data harmonisation, understanding of democracy and political participation.
Justyna Minkiewicz is a Ph.D. candidate. Her dissertation is interdisciplinary and refers to digital, creative, data and experience economy. It focuses on the most advanced and vital technologies in marketing and art that are currently used (artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, big data, virtual being, Internet of Things). She published in “Journal of International Scientific Publications: Economy & Business” and “Culture and art – research perspectives”.
Wiktoria Morawska is sociologist and researcher of synagogue architecture in Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAN. She specializes in researching social inequalities (especially in the promotion and position of women) and in synagogues as places of non-memory. She has worked in NCN research projects devoted to mobility and attachment to place. She received MEiN research grants: Perły Nauki (2023), Najlepsi z Najlepszych (2021).
She is active in the field of applied social sciences: supporting research in revitalization processes in Wrocław, and initiates and coordinates social projects.
Baris Kamyab Muhammedrezai is a PhD candidate in sociology at IFiS. Following his graduation from medical school, he started his research on providing a detailed insight into how mental health policies and medical practices take into consideration, acknowledge, or even act upon the social and cultural differences among populations inhabiting Turkey and the West-originating medical knowledge system.
Patrycja Romaniuk is preparing a doctoral dissertation in sociology on the governance of Natura 2000 wetlands in the Graduate School for Social Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, under joint supervision with the University of Strasbourg’s National School for Water and Environmental Engineering. She is a recipient of the National Science Center’s scholarship in the Biodiversa project “A socio-ecological evaluation of wetlands restoration and reintroduction programs in favor of the emblematic European pond turtle and associated biodiversity: a pan-European approach – EMYS-R” (in 2022) and GSSR International Mobility Award (in 2023).
Emilia Sieczka, a researcher in the project ‘The national habitus formation and the process of civilization in Poland after 1989: a figurational approach’ funded by the National Science Centre (NCN). Currently, a visiting researcher at CReSPo at Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles. She was a co-organizer of 2022 international conference ‘Transforming State Socialism in East-Central Europe. Historical Sociology of the Long Change’ and 2022 international workshop ‘Violence and its sublimation within the fantasy-reality continuum’ in cooperation with GSSR, Norbert Elias Foundation, Faculty of Sociology (University of Warsaw) and Centre for Psychoanalytic Thought (IFiS).
In her dissertation, Emilia applies a figurational approach to the study of national mobilization in post-transformational Poland through an investigation of the school communities.
Vera Syrakvash is a 1st-year GSSR doctoral student in Sociology. Her research focuses on the linkages between feminist digital activism in Belarus and women’s agency, and spans issues related to new forms of civil society, hybrid global activism based on solidarity, and global safety and cooperation. Vera is a part of the Global Mobility of Talent Research Group of Carleton University. She has worked as a practitioner and researcher in the NGO and development sector in Belarus and Eastern Europe.
Marta Szpala holds an MA in International Relations and studied Slavic Studies at the Warsaw University. Senior Fellow in the Centre for Eastern Studies in Warsaw. Political analyst, journalist and commentator specializing in the Western Balkans and EU’s neighbourhood and enlargement policies, energy transformation and civic activism. During PhD studies, Marta wants to focus on de-europeanisation of EU’s enlargement policy and its impact on Western Balkans countries.
Adrianna Aleksandrowicz is a researcher in the Experimental Psychopathology Lab at the Institute of Psychology, where she conducts research on the mechanisms of auditory hallucinations in clinical and non-clinical populations (Preludium Bis, 2019/35/O/HS6/02982). In 2022, she completed a NAWA Preludium Bis internship at the Clinical Neuropsychology Unit (Hamburg, Germany) under the supervision of prof. Steffen Moritz. Her research has been published in Psychiatry Research and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.
Paulina Bagrowska is a PhD student in Psychology (IP PAN). She works in the Experimental Psychopathology Lab, where she conducts research on the mechanisms of paranoia-like thoughts and other psychotic-like experiences. Before starting her doctoral studies, she worked at Cardiff University in the UK. Paulina is a recipient of an NCN Preludium grant exploring the psychophysiological aspects of sleep in non-clinical paranoia. Paulina also obtained a GSSR GIMA scholarship for a 3-month research stay at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
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Hania Gelner is a researcher in the Experimental Psychopathology Lab team at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she conducts clinical research funded by the National Center for Science (NCN) OPUS-21 “The role of epigenetic regulation of the FKBP5 gene in moderating the association between psychosocial stress and psychotic-like experiences – a study using experience sampling methodology.”
This project is carried out in cooperation with the Piasts of Silesia Medical University in Wroclaw, the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, and the Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Agata Kozioł is a researcher In the Neurocognitive Development Lab at the Institute of Psychology. In her dissertation she uses wearable sensors to study motor development in infancy. Agata’s research is interdisciplinary and combines developmental psychology with modern tools for movement quantification. Agata’s PhD research is conducted in coordination with dr. Hana D’Souza from Cardiff University, which resulted in a joint publication in Sensors.
Zuzanna Laudańska is a researcher in the Neurocognitive Development Lab & BabyLab at the Institute of Psychology, where she studies development of motor-vocal coordination in infants. Her interdisciplinary research has been published in Frontiers of Psychology, European Journal of Pediatrics, and Entropy journals. Zuzanna is a recipient of an NCN Preludium grant for the project ”Sit and face the world: Infants’ vocal production and visual attention to toys, faces and the articulating mouth across the transition to independent sitting” as well as a GSSR GISA scholarship in 2022 and GSSR GIMA fellowship for research stay at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Monika Malon is a PhD student in the Social Neuroscience Lab at the Institute of Psychology. She gained experience working as a Research Assistant in three grants funded by the National Science Center conducting behavioral and neurophysiological assessments. Her scientific interests are currently focused on the association between subjective social isolation and prosocial tendencies.
Zuzanna Molenda is a PhD candidate and a researcher at the Political Cognition Lab, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. Her scientific interests include emotion regulation, coping with stress, types of in-group identity, and conspiracy beliefs. She is currently involved in several projects, including the NCN Opus grant and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Science for Society Grant.
Katarzyna Obarska is a researcher in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Institute of Psychology. Her dissertation research focuses on sexualized drug use and its association with substance use disorder and compulsive sexual behavior disorder. Katarzyna obtained a GSSR GISA scholarship in 2022 and a NAWA PROM scholarship in 2020. Her research has been published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, and World psychiatry: Official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).
Researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the Laboratory of Clinical Neuroscience. She gained experience by doing research by EEG. She is currently working in the project SHENG, studying predictive error in addicts by EEG.
Marta Urbaniak is a researcher in the Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory at the Institute of Psychology. Her dissertation focuses on the plasticity of grammatical and semantic processing networks in brains of congenitally blind individuals.
Joanna Wąsowicz is a researcher at the Institute of Psychology of Polish Academy of Sciences. Her dissertation research focuses on the attitude formation and change via Evaluative Conditioning. She co-organised a conference “Zderzenia Poznawcze 2020” and co-authored a paper in Kosmos quarterly that addressed the debate on free will from a neuroscientific perspective. Her interests include cognitive neuropsychology, particularly topics related to attention, visual perception, and attitude change.
Marcelina Wiśniewska is a researcher in the Social Neuroscience Lab at the Institute of Psychology. Her research focuses on the investigation of the neural, physiological and behavioral markers of perceived social isolation, or loneliness. She is a PhD student in NCN Grant OPUS 2018/31/B/HS6/02848, ‘How does loneliness impact social information processing? From neural activity through physiological markers to everyday functioning’.
June is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research goal is to examine emotions and well-being with a balanced, culturally sensitive perspective. Her research topics include the functions of and beliefs about emotions, emotions and well-being in cross-cultural contexts. She is from Hong Kong, a city regarded as a hybrid of East and West, and so is she and her research. She wants to go beyond.