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

  • Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Slany – head of Department
  • Dr hab. Beata Kowalska
    associate professor
  • Dr Magdalena Ślusarczyk
    assistant professor
  • Dr Marta Warat
    assistant professor
  • Dr Paula Pustułka
  • Ms Ewa Krzaklewska


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

Doctoral students

  • Ms Ewelina Ciaputa
  • Ms Agnieszka Król
  • Ms Małgorzata Matlak
  • Ms Aleksandra Migalska
  • Ms Anna Ratecka
  • Ms Stella Strzemecka
  • Ms Justyna Struzik

Ongoing projects

  • Interdisciplinary non-degree post-diploma programme of study: Socio cultural gender identity, in collaboration with Center for Gender Research (Oslo University)
  • Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and every-day life of Polish families living in Polish-Norwegian transnationality (TRANSFAM)
  • Gender equality and  well being – cultural and structural determinants and institutional support (GEQ) – project funded from Norwegian funds, in collaboration with the Center for Gender Research (Oslo University)
  • From the complex diagnosis of the situation of disabled people in Poland to a new model of disability policy, Module VI: The gender dimension of disability, funded by National Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Fund (In collaboration with the AGH University of Science and Technology)
  • Situation of Polish women who offer paid sex, in the context of the Recognition theory -  Volkswagen Stuftung grant, within the framework of Transnational Struggles for Recognition project.

Completed projects

  • Equal treatment as a standard of good governance , Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment, partners: Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw), Jagiellonian University (Kraków). Funding: Human Capital
  • Emigration trends in contemporary Poland. Socio-demographic characteristics (K. Slany)
  • Emigration destinations of emigrants leaving Poland (K. Slany)
  • Remigration to Poland during the political transformation period (K. Slany, A. Małek)
  • Cohabitation as an alternative family life model in (K. Slany)
  • Contemporary Canadian Family, Canadian government grant (K. Slany)
  • History of social work in Europe (1900-1960), international research project (I. Szczepaniak-Wiecha, A. Małek, K. Slany);
  • 6 Framework Programme EU GRANT: Integration of Female Immigrants in Labour Market and Society. Policy Assessment and Policy Recommendations, FeMiPol project (2006-2008)
  • Social problems and welfare under the democratic conditions – the case of Darmstadt, the City of Science, 2011-2012, funded by the German Government (M. Ślusarczyk)
  • Participation in a Team of experts for remigration and immigration at the Polish Ombudsman/Human Rights Defender  – 2009-2010 (K. Slany, M. Ślusarczyk)


  • 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

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