dr Marta Klekotko

position: assistant professor
e-mail: marta.klekotko@uj.edu.pl

Dr Marta Klekotko - assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University. Visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Winner of The Florian Znaniecki Prize and The Jan Józef Lipski Prize. Member and collaborator of Scenes Working Group at the University of Chicago. Author of numerous publications on processes of community transformation and local development. Her research interests cover community studies, development studies, cultural mechanisms of development, as well as problems of socio-political empowerment, with particular emphasis on the impact of arts and culture upon social inclusion and local political process. Member of the International Sociological Association and European Sociological Association.

Research interests

  • community studies with special focus on the issues related to development and mobilisation of local communities and cultural factors of social and political empowerment, as well as good governance
  • development studies with special focus on cultural mechanisms of change and development
  • problems of civil society, especially on local level


Ongoing projects

  • "Sceny miejskie: kultura w rozwoju polskich miast" (Urban scenes: culture in Polish cities' development) – National Science Centre grant no. 2011/01/D/HS6/04057, 2011-2014 (director of the project)
  • Participation in Scenes Working Group at the University of Chicago, an international group carrying out research into the influence of culture and art on local development
  • "Zrównoważony rozwój społeczności lokalnych" (Sustainable development of local communities), DS ISUJ 2005-2013
  • Social movements for autonomy and regional development: the cases of Silesia and Catalonia (own research).