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Department of Cultural and Media Studies

Faculty of Humanities in Warsaw

The team of academics at the Department of Cultural and Media Studies includes experts specializing in anthropology, cultural economics, cultural anthropology, film and media researchers, and journalists. In 2014, our cultural studies program received an outstanding score from the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA), as the first program of its kind in Poland. In 2022, the program received the highest grade in the PKA assessment, confirming, once again, the highest standard of education maintained by the Department.

Concept photo faces made of various color crumpled paper grouped on right side

Who we are

The identity of our Department is shaped by the diverse team of the researchers, lecturers, and practitioners. We represent various disciplines – mainly the culture and religion studies (formerly: cultural studies), but also other sub-disciplines of humanities and social sciences, such as communication and media studies.

Scope of research

Apart from research and teaching, our staff is also involved in initiatives benefiting local communities and the society, and collaborates with business partners. As a department within the Faculty of Humanities, we offer cultural study programs (including a practical program – School of Ideas) and journalism. Our projects aim to meet the needs of the contemporary world.

We share our knowledge and skills of analyzing and describing the surrounding world with our students. We carry out assessments and forecast directions of change. Furthermore, through our academic and auxiliary activities, we strive to actively and effectively impact the change.

We are united by the mission of social responsibility, engagement of our researchers in their work, and initiatives that support cultural equality in the society, which is diverse with respect to nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc..

We stand on the shoulders of our distinguished former colleagues and mentors, including Professor Jolanta Brach-Czaina, Professor Jerzy Bralczyk, Professor Mirosław Duchowski, Professor Roch Sulima, Professor Anna Zeidler-Janiszewska, Professor Wojciech Burszta, Professor Wiesław Godzic, and Professor Maciej Mrozowski.

Education Concept – Our Difference

Our concept of education is rooted in transdisciplinary, critical and engaged attitude towards science and teaching that our researchers represent. It combines the Polish tradition of cultural and media research with the German tradition of Kulturwissenschaften and the Anglo-Saxon tradition of cultural studies. Nevertheless, we believe that the most interesting ideas emerge “between”, also between disciplines, hence our students acquire knowledge and skills derived from various “tool boxes”. For that reason, we enrich the critical tradition with elements of speculation, and we combine the development of assessment and research skills with methods used in design, which are focused on the development, testing, and creation of conceptual, and sometimes material, porotypes.

Many of our students begin their professional careers while still studying. Through experts who lecture at our journalism program students often get employment opportunities at companies these professionals represent. Practical experience also helps our student to learn that through media and communication they can impact the world.

We have also been inspired by study programs offered by other universities, which partnered with us on various projects. Our influences include:

  • Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that combine practical projects and media analytics tools
  • Critical theory program offered by the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University
  • Management of social and business initiatives based on humanistic values promoted by the Institute of Social Ethics at the University of Lucerne
  • Cross-cultural practices concerning sustainable development, protection of the environment, and democratic values developed by the Baltic University Programme
  • Processes and procedures concerning the development of education offer and achieving education outcomes developed by the University College London

This intertwining of theoretical, research and project elements has been inspired by the current leading innovators in project-centered work, such as the Parsons School of Design in New York and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

Key characteristics of our teaching program – our difference:

  • Focus on the present – the knowledge and practical skills we teach, equip our students with critical thinking skills, methods, research tools, and knowledge of normative systems that allow them to not only understand the contemporary world in all its complexity and comprehend dynamic changes, but also diagnose these complexities and transformations, forecast the direction of the changes, and gain agency by active participation.
  • Interdisciplinary approach – our study programs are based on the body of knowledge derived from several disciplines and various research strategies and practices, which allow scholars to describe and analyze complex contemporary phenomena.
  • Toolboxes of researchers and practitioners – the majority of lecturers teaching journalism are practitioners with extensive work experience in the media. Therefore, our program ensures that our graduates gain practical experience, which provides them with an advantage on the job market. During classes, students learn how to use both traditional and innovative methods and tools.
  • Networking – during the course of study, students have an opportunity to meet not only their academic teachers, but also many professionals who work in the creative sector, representatives of public and private institutions, and community activists from Poland and around the world.
  • Empathy – as academic teachers, we believe in mutual feedback, empathetic approach, building strong bonds with students based on trust, and engagement.
  • Experience – the core of the “School of Ideas” program consists of an extensive system of mandatory practicum modules, spread evenly across the years of study. The goal of the practicum, which every semester, is carried out in collaboration with a different entity, e.g., cultural institutions, businesses, NGOs, municipalities, is to immerse our students in actual environments where services and innovations are designed. This allows our graduates to gain practical experience indispensable in the job-search process.
  • Courage – our journalism program teaches not only tools of the trade of the broadly understood social communication, but also journalistic ethics and values. We teach our students that pursuit of truth is often difficult and requires courage. We show them the complexity of exposing propaganda, disinformation and fake news.
  • Agility – our programs are designed to help students gain team and project management skills and react to a rapidly changing world.
Bąkowicz, Katarzyna
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Katarzyna Bąkowicz
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Katarzyna Bąkowicz 
Bojarska, Katarzyna
Bio
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher, sociologist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Katarzyna Bojarska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
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culture-and-religion-studies
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Katarzyna Bojarskacultural researcher, sociologist
Chlebowski, Michał
Bio
Nie
Specialization
cultural researcher
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Michał Chlebowski
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
communication-and-media-studies
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Institute of Social Sciences
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profesor uczelni
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Michał Chlebowskicultural researchers
Cholewicka, Emilia
Bio
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher, dancer, cultural economist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Emilia Cholewicka
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Emilia Cholewickacultural researcher, dancer, cultural economist
Czubaj, Mariusz
Bio
Nie
Specialization
cultural expert, cultural anthropologist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Mariusz Czubaj
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
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Institute of Humanities
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Mariusz Czubajcultural expert, cultural anthropologist
Felczak, Mateusz
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Mateusz Felczak
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Mateusz Felczakcultural researcher
Frydrysiak, Sandra
Bio
Tak
Specialization
Sociologist and culture researcher, specializing in gender, dance, and new media studies
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Sandra Frydrysiak
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
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adiunkt
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Sandra FrydrysiakSociologist and culture researcher, specializing in gender, dance, and new media studies
Ilczuk, Dorota
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
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Specialization
Professor of Economics and Cultural Management
First and last name
Dorota Ilczuk
Academic degree or title
Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
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profesor
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Professor Dorota Ilczukeconomst specializing in creative industries management
Jachymek, Karol
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
culture and film expert, specializing in youth culture, generational change, new media, and pop culture
First and last name
Karol Jachymek
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
adiunkt
Discipline
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Karol Jachymekcultural and film researcher
Kochan, Marek
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
linguist, media researcher
First and last name
Marek Kochan
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Marek Kochanlinguist, media researcher
Koczanowicz, Leszek
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
Philosopher
First and last name
Leszek Koczanowicz
Academic degree or title
Professor
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warszawa
Discipline
philosophy
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profesor
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Array
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Professor Leszek Koczanowiczfilozof, specjalizuje się w filozofii kultury i filozofii psychologii
Kristanova, Evelina
Bio
Nie
Specialization
cultural researcher
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Evelina Kristanova
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
communication-and-media-studies
Institute
Institute of Social Sciences
Position
profesor uczelni
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Evelina Kristanovacultural researcher
Landowska, Alina
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher
First and last name
Alina Landowska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Role in the Faculty
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warszawa
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communication-and-media-studies
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adiunkt
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Institute of Humanities
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Alina Landowskacultural researcher
Leszczyński, Adam
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
sociologist and historian
First and last name
Adam Leszczyński
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Adam Leszczyńskisociologist and historian
Majewski, Piotr
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher, sociologist
First and last name
Piotr Majewski
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
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warszawa
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profesor uczelni
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Piotr Majewskicultural researcher, sociologist
Obarska, Martyna
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
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Specialization
cultural studies researcher
First and last name
Martyna Obarska
Academic degree or title
M.A. / Teaching Assistant
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
Position
wykladowca
Institute
Center for Climate Action and Social Transformations (4CAST)
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
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M.A. / Teaching Assistant Martyna Obarskacultural studies researcher
Piwowar, Kuba
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
sociologist and cultural researcher
First and last name
Kuba Piwowar
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Role in the Faculty
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warszawa
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adiunkt
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Kuba Piwowarsociologist and cultural researcher
Skrzeczkowski, Mateusz
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher
First and last name
Mateusz Skrzeczkowski
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
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Vice-Rector’s for Educational Affairs Representative for Study Programs
Position
adiunkt
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Mateusz Skrzeczkowskicultural researcher
Szostak, Sylwia
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Sylwia Szostak
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
Position
adiunkt
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Array
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Array
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Sylwia Szostak
Weychert, Monika
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Monika Weychert
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
cultural researcher and critic
Role in the Research Center
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Institute
Center for Comparative Research on Memory Cultures
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Monika Weychertcultural researcher and critic
Zaborski, Marcin
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
political scientist and journalist
First and last name
Marcin Zaborski
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
communication-and-media-studies
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Institute
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Institute
Institute of Social Sciences
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Marcin Zaborskipolitical scientist, journalist

Associated lecturers

Bulaszewska, Małgorzata
Bio
Tak
Specialization
cultural, film and media researcher
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Małgorzata Bulaszewska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Discipline
communication-and-media-studies
Position
wykladowca
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. Małgorzata Bulaszewskacultural, film and media researcher
Drozda, Łukasz
Bio
Nie
Specialization
political scientist and urban planner
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Łukasz Drozda
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Ph.D. Łukasz Drozdapolitical scientist and urban planner
Gozdyra, Agnieszka
Bio
Nie
Specialization
broadcast journalist at POLSAT commercial tv station
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Agnieszka Gozdyra
Ph.D. Agnieszka Gozdyrabroadcast journalist
Grunt-Mejer, Jacek
Bio
Nie
Specialization
psychologist, social activist
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Jacek Grunt-Mejer
Ph.D. Jacek Grunt-Mejerpsychologist, social activist
Janus, Aleksandra
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Nie
Role in the Faculty
null
Role in the Department
null
Role in the Institute
null
Role in the Research Center
null
Specialization
anthropologist, museum curator
First and last name
Aleksandra Janus
Academic degree or title
M.A.
M.A. Aleksandra Janusanthropologist, museum curator
Jeśman, Joanna
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
cultural studies researcher
First and last name
Joanna Jeśman
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Joanna Jeśmancultural studies researcher
Kłos, Małgorzata
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
Skandynawistka, anglistka, językoznawczyni
First and last name
Małgorzata Kłos
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
linguistics
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Małgorzata Kłosskandynawistka, anglistka, językoznawczyni
Kowalczewska, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
journalist, expert in communication management
First and last name
Agnieszka Kowalczewska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
management-and-quality-studies
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Agnieszka Kowalczewskajournalist, expert in communication management
Litorowicz, Aleksandra
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
cultural researcher
First and last name
Aleksandra Litorowicz
Academic degree or title
M.A.
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
M.A. Aleksandra Litorowiczcultural researcher
Młynarski, Grzegorz
Bio
Nie
Specialization
projektant usług, badacz, trener design thinking i service design thinking
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Grzegorz Młynarski
M.A. Grzegorz Młynarskiprojektant usług, badacz, trener design thinking i service design thinking
Stasiuk-Krajewska, Karina
Bio
Tak
Specialization
media researcher specializing in media theory and ethics of professional communication
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
wroclaw
Discipline
communication-and-media-studies
Institute
Institute of Social Sciences
Position
profesor uczelni
Role in the Faculty
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Karina Stasiuk-Krajewskamedia researcher specializing in media theory and ethics of professional communication
Trzciński, Stanisław
Bio
Nie
Specialization
cultural researcher, economist, culture and concert promotor, music journalist
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Stanisław Trzciński
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Ph.D. Stanisław Trzcińskikreator kultury, promotor koncertowy, producent muzyczny

Research

We carry out research under the auspices of the Institute of Humanities.

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Scope of research

We draw on various research traditions and are inspired by different areas of research, such as anthropology, social communication, linguistics, and philosophy. This is a result not only of our diverse research interests, but also of our biographies and biographies of key Polish researchers specializing in culture and media, who have laid the foundation of our Department.

Research Centers

The Institute of Humanities oversees the work of the following research centers:

We are currently working on establishing the Center for Comparative Studies on Cultural Memory, led by Katatrzyna Bojarska, Ph.D..

We also contribute to research projects carried out by other interdisciplinary centers at SWPS University, such as:

Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO)

The main goal of the project is to increase awareness of fake news and to counteract the ubiquitous disinformation in Central Europe. The project is intended to help media, public institutions, businesses, and non-profit organizations to deal with fake news. Katarzyna Bąkiewicz, Ph.D. represents SWPS University on the international CEDMO team. She has already carried out a quantitative study “Awareness of disinformation among Polish news journalists” and published a study report.
Read more about the CEDMO project

Teaching

The Department of Cultural and Media Studies offers undergraduate and graduate study programs in journalism and cultural studies (in Polish).

Review our study programs

What we do

To learn more about our initiatives please go to the Faculty of Humanities’ page.

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Student Research Clubs

Student Research Clubs bring together students who are interested in cultural and media studies Participation in the clubs provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn how to apply their newly acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. The research clubs also facilitate exchange of ideas and provide a platform for broadening one’s interests. Our students pursue their interests and test their ideas in the following clubs:

Awards for Best Theses

Since 2022, we have been awarding students who have written the best undergraduate and graduate theses in the discipline of cultural studies. This recognition is conducive to the promotion of innovative research in the filed of contemporary culture. We encourage thesis advisors and reviewers to submit their nominations atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Conferences and Meetings

Since 2009, we have been involved in various projects carried out by an inter-university research center established in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts – the Institute of Research on Public Space (IBPP) (formerly the Center for Research on Public Space). Together, we have conducted many interdisciplinary research projects and published numerous articles. For example, Monika Weychert, Ph.D. delivered lectures and organized conferences, symposia and meetings under the auspices of IBPP. She also co-edited a monograph about the founder of IBPP, Professor Mirosław Duchowski “Duch metra” (The Spirit of the Warsaw Metro) [2021].

We also contribute to inter-university research on media. Professor Marek Kochan is a member of the Media Studies Committee of the Polish Academy of Learning (PAU), which provides a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge sharing between media researchers who work at universities across Poland. Professor Kochan also participates in interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis Workshops that have been exploring a variety of topics concerning public communication for the past several years.

Additionally, we actively participate in top conferences concerned with media studies in Poland, such as the annual conference Współczesne Media (Contemporary Media) in Lublin, Studia i Perspektyw Medioznawcze (Media Studies and Perspectives) in Wrocław, and Ogólnopolska Konferencja Metodologiczna Medioznawców (National Methodological Conference of Media Researchers) in Warsaw, as well as meetings of the Polish Sociological Association (PTS) and the Polish Communication Association (PCA). The conferences result in publications concerning media and public communication.

Radio ZET’s Journalism Forum

Our lecturers and students actively co-create the Journalism Forum founded by Radio ZET, a Polish commercial radio station. The Forum is part of the annual Andrzej Woyciechowski Awards Gala. The award recognizes journalists who break stereotypes and dare to read between the lines and look beyond the obvious. The Forum provides a platform for meetings of experienced journalists, media experts and researchers with students of journalism, and for discussions about challenges that media face nowadays. The conversations focus on reliability, trust, objectivism, and responsibility, which are expected from the journalistic profession. They also touch on conscious participation in communication via the new media as well as opportunities and threats resulting from the development of new technologies. One of our academics, Marcin Zaborski, Ph.D., represents SWPS University at the Program Committee of the Andrzej Woyciechowski Award.
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Our Publications

We publish in key scientific journals devoted to culture and religion studies and media and social communication studies, including Polish publications such as: Teksty drugie, Przegląd kulturoznawczy, Kultura współczesna, Czas kultury, Kwartalnik filmowy, Pamiętnik teatralny, Rocznik Historii Prasy Polskiej, Zeszyty Prasoznawcze, Konteksty. Polska Sztuka Ludowa, Politeja. Pismo Wydziału Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Studia Medioznawcze, Studia Slavica, Poradnik Językowy, Kultura Media Teologia, Studia Politologiczne, Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, Estetyka i Krytyka, Prace Kulturoznawcze, Elementy. Sztuka i design, Narracje o Zagładzie, Kultura i Społeczeństwo, Athenaeum, Polskie Studia Politologiczne, and international journals, such as: Arts, Memory Studies, Game Studies, Critical Studies in Television, Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, European Journal of Cultural Studies, and Critical Romani Studies. We also contribute chapters to books that are published by prestigious publishing houses listed on the ministerial list II, such as Bloombsbury, MIT Press, and Routledge.

OSWPS University Press: Since 2022, a journal focused on visual culture studies Widok. Teorie i praktyki kultury wizualnej has been affiliated with SWPS University.

Knowledge Sharing

A belief in the social mission of our department translates to our commitment to popularization of knowledge about cultural studies. We are present in traditional and social media, including dailies (such as the national daily Gazeta Wyboracza and local dailies), weekly opinion magazines (e.g., Polityka, Newsweek, Tygodnik Powszechny, and Wprost) as well as radio and television programs and online platforms.

Our numerous initiatives also carry a huge educational potential. For example, the report on the notion of “sisterhood” developed by Sandra Frydrysiak, Ph.D. and Marta Majchrzak, provided a foundation for activism concerning women’s rights. The report suggests that practicing “sisterhood”, understood as women’s solidarity, helps to reveal systemic nature of women’s issues, which are often treated as taboo subjects by the society.

As part of the strategic program “Inicjatywa doskonałości – uczelnia badawcza” (Excellence Initiative – Research University), Monika Weychert, Ph.D. participated in an international research and artistic project carried out by the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Together with Rafał Kosewski, she was a curator of an exhibition “Nostalgia za człowiekiem” (Nostalgic about humanity), which summarized the project and aimed to popularize different Art and Science approaches (October-November 2022).

We should also mention the collaboration of Karol Jachymek, Ph.D. with numerous cultural and education intuitions, such as the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, the Center for Citizenship Education, Filmoteka Szkolna – a resource of selected films from the national archive addressed to teachers and students, the School with Class Foundation, and the New Horizons Association, which aim to popularize knowledge concerning adolescent (pop)culture, digital media, and communication practices common among members of the Generations Z and Alpha. For this purpose, Dr. Karol Jachymek, develops scripts for lessons and lectures, e-learning courses and runs workshops for teachers, educators and parents on these topics.