Department of Population Studies

Fields of research

  • marriage and family from the demographic and sociological point of view
  • gender and sexuality; legal contexts of gender and sexuality
  • human trafficking on Poland: legal and economic contexts and factors determining the policy towards human trafficking in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • gender equality policy
  • demographic prospects in Poland
  • international migrations: theoretical and empirical studies; emmigration from Central and East Europe, migration in the Polish context (inclulding destinations of emigrants from Poland, remigration to Poland, Polish immigrants in Canada, and Canadian immigration policy)  
  • Middle Eastern civilizations
  • citizenship and democracy
  • education systems in Poland and abroad

Staff members


  • Ms Katarzyna Wojnicka
  • Ms Agata Mołdawska
  • Ms Karolina Krzystek
  • Ms Agnieszka Małek
  • Ms Małgorzata Krywult

Doctoral students

  • Ms Anna Bednarczyk
  • Mr Jan Klakla
  • Mr Radosław Nawojski
  • Ms Marzena Ples
  • Ms Anna Wróblewska

Ongoing projects

  • MIC. Men in Care: Workplace support for caring masculinities, EaSi Progress, Komisja Europejska, 2019-2022 (kierowniczka projektu dr Marta Warat, badaczka dr Ewa Krzaklewska)
  • ACT. Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe, Horizon 2020, 2018-2021 (kierowniczka projektu dr Ewa Krzaklewska, badaczki dr Marta Warat, mgr Ewelina Ciaputa, dr Paulina Sekuła) -
  • CHILD-UP. Children Hybrid Integration: Learning Dialogue as a way of Upgrading Policies of Participation (Horizon 2020), 2019-2022 (prof. Krystyna Slany, dr Marta Wart, dr Justyna Struzik, dr Magdalena Ślusarczyk) -
  • TRACKs. Transition Children and Kindergarten, Erasmus+, 2017-2020 (kierowniczka projektu: dr Magdalena Ślusarczyk)
  • Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health EUROPACH, Międzynarodowy, HERA– Humanities in the European Research Area, 2016-2019 (kierowniczka projektu dr Agata Dziuban, staż podoktorski - dr Justyna Struzik)
  • Mobilizacja społeczna na rzecz praw kobiet świadczących usługi seksualne w Polsce w kontekście transnarodowym, Narodowe Centrum Nauki, nr 016/23/N/HS6/00799, 2017-2019 (kierowniczka projektu mgr Anna Ratecka)
  • Niepełnosprawność, macierzyństwo, opieka. Autonomia reprodukcyjna i doświadczenia macierzyństwa kobiet z niepełnosprawnościami w Polsce. Narodowe Centrum Nauki, nr 2015/19/N/HS6/00789, 2016-2019 (kierowniczka projektu mgr Agnieszka Król, opieka naukowa dr hab. Beata Kowalska)

Completed projects

  • GENERA. Gender Equality Network in European Research Area, Horizon 2020, 2015-2018 -
  • ABC of Youth Work. Erasmus+, Unia Europejska. 2016-2018 -
  • TRANSFAM. Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and every-day life of Polish families living in Polish- Norwegian transnationality, Fundusze Norweskie, 2013-2016 -
  • GEQ. Gender Equality and Quality of Life. How gender equality can contribute to development in Europe. A study of Poland and Norway, we współpracy z Center for Gender Research (Oslo University), Collegium Medicum UJ i HELSAM (Oslo University), Fundusze Norweskie, 2013-2016 -
  • Od kompleksowej diagnozy sytuacji osób niepełnosprawnych w Polsce do nowego modelu polityki społecznej wobec niepełnosprawności - Moduł VI Genderowy wymiar niepełnosprawności, we współpracy z AGH, PFRON 2012-2013
  • Równe Traktowanie Standardem Dobrego Rządzenia, Kancelaria Prezesa Rady Ministrów – Biuro Pełnomocnika Rządu ds. Równego Traktowania, Kapitał Ludzki, 2010-2011
  • FeMiPol. 6 Framework Programme EU GRANT: Integration of Female ImMigrants in Labour Market and Society. Policy Assessment and Policy Recommendations, 2006-2008


  • Autonomy Foundation
  • AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
  • JU Institute of European Studies
  • Centre for International Studies, Warsaw
  • Committee on Migration Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Committee on Demographic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Public Affairs
  • Municipal Social Welfare Centre in Kraków
  • Centre for Education and Social Prevention
  • Centre for Gender Research, Oslo
  • NOVA - Norwegian Social Research
  • Agder Research, Kristiansand, Norway

Spotkanie z dr Agnès Chetaille

Zakład Badań Problemów Ludnościowych Instytutu Socjologii UJ oraz Sekcja Socjologii Płci PTS zapraszają na spotkanie z dr Agnès Chetaille, która przedstawi referat pt.: 

Mobility to a Western European country is an experience quite common among activists from the Polish LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans* and queer) movement.

Spotkanie odbędzie się 16 maja 2019 r. (czwartek) o godz. 13.30 w Instytucie Socjologii UJ, ul. Grodzka 52, sala 79 (II piętro).


Some members of the movement have a previous experience in another country before they become activists as “returnees”; others leave Poland at the same time as they quit activism, their exile becoming an exit. Still others get involved with the Polish movement while they live abroad and manage to redirect resources gathered in migration to the Polish movement. The presentation will elaborate on an on-going research aimed at describing and analyzing these various paths into and through migration and activism. Rooted in the biographical method, the study draws on biographical interviews of Polish LGBTQ activists with experiences of intra-European migration. The presentation will examine the way social, political and migratory trajectories interact and influence each other. Do people with activist experiences follow different paths of migration? Do they have different resources? And how do political and national identities shift and transform through time in the context of transnational migration? How do individuals navigate as members both of a movement attacked, in Poland, on nationalist grounds, and of a national minority sometimes discriminated against and attacked, in Western European countries, on xenophobic and nationalist grounds?
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n°797178.

Dr Agnès Chetaille is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s)). She wrote her PhD thesis on the Polish lesbian and gay movement in a socio-historical perspective (1980-2010), and has published several articles in French and English on the topic (
Published Date: 13.05.2019
Published by: Olga Maciejewska