dr hab. Katarzyna Zielińska

Katarzyna Zielińska

e-mail: katarzyna.zielinska@uj.edu.pl

Dr hab. Katarzyna Zielińska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her academic interests focus on Religion in Europe, theories of secularization, secularism, post-secular society, gender and democracy in Central Eastern European societies, transformations of collective identities in contemporary Europe and in the EU. She published numerous articles in Polish and international academic journals and she wrote two monographs. She also co-edited a few multi-author monographs. In the Institute of Sociology she teaches and supervises students in sociology or religion and gender studies. In the past, she has taught abroad in Glasgow University, University in Ljubljana, Utica College in USA among others.

Academic appointments

  • 2009– Assistant professor, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • 2013 Visiting Professor at Utica College, New York, USA (August–December)
  • 2007-12 International Programmes Coordinator, at Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University

Current Research Projects

  • 2015– Researcher at the project Public Discourse in Poland and Religion. Models of Legitimation in the Debates on Biopolitics between 2004-2014, coordinated by Professor Irena Borowik and financed by the Polish National Science Centre
  • 2015– Researcher at the project Gender as factor differencing religious organisations. Gendered social practices and their interpretations in the Polish Catholic Mission organisations in England, Sweden and Belgium, coordinated by Dr Katarzyna Leszczyńska (AGH) and financed by the Polish National Science Centre

Past Research Projects

  • 2013 – 2018 Researcher in the project Democratic Control and Legitimisation in European Foreign Policy: The Case Study of EU Enlargement Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy, financed by the Polish National Science Centre
  • 2012 – 2018 Researcher in the project Religion and Human Rights, Wurzburg University
  • 2011 – 2016 Coordinator of the project Religion in the Polish Politics in the Context of European Integration, financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • 2010–2013 Researcher in the project Religion in the European Parliament, supported by Conseil de la Recherche de l'ULB; CEVIPOL, Institute of European Studies-ULB; Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique Belge and Recon - Reconstituting Democracy in Europe (Sixth Framework Programme)
  • 2009–11 Coordinator of the project Europeanization and Governance in Central and Eastern Europe, financed by the Scholarship and Training Fund, Foundation for the Development of the Education System
  • 2008–11 Researcher in Reconstituting Democracy in Europe (RECON), work package 8 ‘Identity Formation and Enlargement' and work package 4 ‘Justice, Democracy and Gender', funded by the sixth Framework Programme
  • 2006–07 Researcher in the project Debates on Secularization Theories, financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education