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Team

Juliusz Gardawski

Project leader of the Polish team in the PREWORK project
Juliusz Gardawski

Professor and the Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).

Among dozens of books, articles and contributions in edited volumes he authored “Dialog społeczny w Polsce. Teoria, historia, praktyka” (“Social dialogue in Poland. Theory, history, practice” 2009), “Związki zawodowe na rozdrożu” Trade unions on the crossroad, 2001), Świadomość ekonomiczna w czasach przełomu (The economic awareness in Times of Change, 1992), “Robotnicy” (The workers, 1991) as well as edited “Rzemieślnicy i biznesmeni” (Cratsmen and Businesmen, 2013) and “Polacy pracujący a kryzys fordyzmu” (Working Poles and the Crisis of Fordism, 2009). He is also the author of the “well organized economy index” (Wskaźnik gospodarki dobrze urządzonej).

He is a regular collaborator of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Institute of Public Affairs (ISP), European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (‘Eurofound”) and the Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES). For many years he was the head of the project “Working Poles”.

Professor Gardawski is also the Chief Editor of the Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, a peer-reviewed journal published in English by the SGH.

Vera Trappmann

Project leader of the German team in the PREWORK project
Vera Trappmann

Dr. phil. (European-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) 2009), since 2015 Associate Professor of Work and Employment Relations, Leeds University Business School, Principal Investigator and project leader of the German team in the PREWORK project. Before joining Leeds she has been Junior Professor of European Studies at Magdeburg University in Germany. Her academic interests lie in the areas of the sociology of work, comparative employment relations, restructuring, Corporate Social responsibility, and critical political economy with a focus on sustainability. Member of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) Leeds University, Advisory Board of Social Europe, member of the Polish-German Network of Progressive Politics and editor of emecon (Employment and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe), as well as on the editorial board of Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology. Author of Fallen Heroes in Global Capitalism. Workers and the Restructuring of the Polish Steel Industry. (Houndsmill Palgrave MacMillan 2015); co-editor [with K. Bluhm, B. Martens] of Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe. London: Routledge, 2015); and co-editor [with A. Kutter] of Das Erbe des Beitritts. Europäisierung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (The Legacy of Accession. Europeanisation in Central and Eastern Europe (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2006) and over 50 articles in national and international journals, books and expert reports.

More info: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/vera-trappmann/

Adam Mrozowicki

Leader of the University of Wroclaw team in the PREWORK project
Adam Mrozowicki

PhD in Social Sciences (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2009), habilitation in social sciences, (specialty economic sociology, University of Wroclaw 2016), lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, University of Wrocław, Poland. His academic interests lie in the areas of the sociology of work, comparative employment relations, critical social realism and qualitative methodology. The chair of the Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association, the vice-president the Research Committee 44 Labour Movement of the International Sociological Association, he also cooperates with the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels and the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw. The author of the “Coping with Social Change. Life Strategies of Workers in Poland’s New Capitalism” (Leuven University Press 2011) and over 80 articles in national and international journals, books and expert reports.

More info: www.mrozowicki.pl

Jan Czarzasty

Senior researcher
Jan Czarzasty

PhD in Economics (Warsaw School of Economics, SGH), reader in the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology of SGH, member of SGH team in the PREWORK project. His main research interests include industrial relations, social dialogue, organisational culture and comparative studies of contemporary capitalism. Long-time correspondent to the Working Conditions and Industrial Relations Observatory (EurWORK) – formerly the European Industrial Relation Observatory (EIRO), European Monitoring Change Centre (EMCC), and European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO) – operated by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). Research Fellow at the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava. Assistant-Chief Editor of the Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, a peer-reviewed journal published in English by SGH, and the Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of Dialog. Pismo Dialogu Społecznego. Regular collaborator of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Institute of Public Affairs (ISP) and the Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES). Author of Stosunki pracy w handlu wielkopowierzchniowym w Polsce (Labour Relations in the Retail Chains in Poland) published in 2010, and over 40 articles and contributions in edited volumes.

Jule-Marie Lorenzen

Senior Researcher
Jule-Marie Lorenzen

Diploma in Sociology (TU Berlin). She received a research grant from the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation for her dissertation, where she investigated mentoring programs, that accompany young people in the transition between school and labour market and university. She deals with questions of social inequality, youth- and transition research, theories of field and habitus as well as theory of social worlds. Her main research interests lie furthermore in the sociology of knowledge and education as well as in biographical handling of uncertainty in modern societies and in qualitative methods of empirical social science. Member of the German team in the PREWORK-project.

Agata Krasowska

Senior researcher
Agata Krasowska

PhD, lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, University of Wrocław, Poland. Her main research interests include theories of social change, social conflicts and sociology of knowledge and culture. She is also the author of publications concerning sociological theories of agency and its empirical manifestations. Her current research interests include precarisation issues, agency and the methodology of qualitative research:biographical method, autoetnography, analysis of written texts (diaries, memoirs, autobiographies).

More info: www.agatakrasowska.pl.

Magdalena Andrejczuk

Researcher

PhD student at the Collegium of Socio-Economics Warsaw School of Economics (since 2014). She prepares doctoral thesis on 'startup' under the supervision of prof. Juliusz Gardawski at Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology, the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). She graduated economics and sociology at the University in Bialystok, the winner of scholarship for Achievement in Science the Minister of Science and Higher Education between 2008-2011. She worked in the Responsible Business Forum Poland (NGO) during 2010-2016, among others as Partnership Program manager. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and publication on responsible business (CSR). She is experienced in running training courses, and as lecturer at postgraduate studies. Her science interests: startups, ecosystem of startups, new technologies, responsible business (CSR). She has a website: ostartupach.pl 

https://twitter.com/magdandrejczuk
https://pl.linkedin.com/in/magdaand

Jacek Burski

Research assistant

Sociologist, prepares PhD thesis the Department of Sociology of Culture at University of Lodz about the social world of football fans in Poland supervised by professor Kaja Kaźmierska. Author of articles published in scientific journals and monographies based on biographical perspectives; currently also participates in research project “Experience of the Process of the Transformation in Poland. Sociological comparative analysis based on biographical perspective” which is run by Department of Sociology of Culture at University of Lodz and is funded by National Science Centre; participant in workshops and seminaries focused on biographical analysis. Research assistant in the PREWORK project since February 2017. 

Aleksandra Drabina

Researcher

A graduate and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Wroclaw. She worked as a journalist. Member of the Young Authors Association "Contrast". Observer and researcher of popular culture and the media. Her bachelor thesis and master thesis contain issues about the creation of meanings around homosexuality and masculinity in the pop culture. Author of publications and editor of the monograph about gender and popular culture. In her doctoral thesis she will examine the socio-cultural identity in the biographies of young men. Currently her research interests are mainly masculinity, femininity, family, identity, fashion and outfit, pop culture observations and qualitative sociology.

Mateusz Karolak

Researcher
Mateusz Karolak

PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology (University of Wroclaw). He studied Philosophy (M.A.), Anthropology and Ethnology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and as an Erasmus student at the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as an Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Changing Employment. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a trainee at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. His research interests include the political economy of Central-Eastern Europe, reproduction of inequalities, consequences of precarisation of work, as well as intra-EU migrations with particular focus on causation, consequences and subjective experiences of returning migrants. He is a member of the International Sociological Association and of the editorial board of the academic journal Praktyka Teoretyczna

More info and publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mateusz_Karolak

Alexandra Seehaus

Researcher
Alexandra Seehaus

M.A. in Sociology, (specialty economic and financial sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main), PhD candidate and member of the German team in the PREWORK project. Currently she joined Leeds University´s Center for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) as a research visitor. Her academic interests lie in the sociology of work, economic sociology and critical political economy, with a focus on financialisation as well as the reproduction of inequalities and the impact of precarisation on work and employment relations.

Denis Neumann

Researcher

M.A. in Sociology (Free University of Berlin). After completing his bachelor's degree, he worked as a video and music journalist in youth culture Hip Hop. Subsequent master thesis on political participation of young people from a biographical perspective. Focus: Youth sociology, structural change of the labor market and its effects, political socialization and participation, as well as mobilization.

Past Collaborators

Katarzyna Jarguz

Research assistant
Katarzyna Jarguz

MA student at the Institute of Sociology UWr. She graduated from the University of Zielona Góra, where she studied sociology. Three times she has been awarded with the title of the best student of the Institute of Sociology UZ. Her bachelor thesis was focused on the workaholism. She created a social campaign for young workers and employers. Currently she writes a master thesis about the first job stress. Her area of interest includes: sociology of work, psychology, social pathologies.

Olga Czeranowska

Researcher
Olga Czeranowska

Sociologist, graduate of MA programme in sociology in the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw. From 2013 PhD candidate of the Interdepartiamential Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of History located at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw. She is preparing her doctoral thesis on the individual perspective on occupational prestige.

Academic interests: sociology of work, research on popular culture, qualitative methodology

Karolina Szczepaniak

Research assistant
Karolina Szczepaniak

MA student in sociology – Intercultural Mediations at the University of Wroclaw, BA student in advertising and marketing at Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan. BA in Arabic language and culture. Award winner in 3rd International Universities Arabic Debating Championship. As a volunteer worked in NGOs in Poland and Lebanon. Works as a manager at summer camps for kids and teenagers. Currently interested in Arabic culture and language, media discourse and travelling.

Hannah Heyenn

Associated Masterstudent researcher

MA Student East European studies with a focus on sociology, Bachelor of Social Economics at the University of Hamburg (former HWP). Master thesis on "Precarious work - precarious life? Life and coping strategies of young Polish migrants in Germany" in the framework of PREWORK. Her research interests are in the areas of migration and labour with a particular focus on work migration from Central Eastern European societies and its effect on West European Societies. She worked for an EU-funded project aimed at collecting experiences of labour rights violations from Polish migrant workers in Germany; results can be found here: www.testing-eu-citizenship.de