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Assistant Professor

PhD Karolina Czerska-Shaw

PhD Karolina Czerska-Shaw

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position: Assistant Professor

Office hours: room 531, Wednesday 9:00-11:00         


PhD in social sciences (sociology) from the Jagiellonian University (2016). Her research interests include migration, theories and practices of migrant integration, transnationalism, citizenship and the construction of collective identities. Her empirical studies have focused on the analysis of citizenship testing schemes for immigrants, as well as the social implications of super-mobility amongst highly skilled transnational young adults. She has been a visiting lecturer at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as Strasbourg University in France. She has contributed to projects on migrant integration and authored several academic articles about British, French and Canadian citizenship testing schemes, issues of multiculturalism and approaches to migrant integration. She is a member of the Education Ecosystem team within the ID.UJ. initiative at the Jagiellonian University, the JU representative of the teaching and learning cluster with the UNA university alliance, and a member of the Faculty Council.


Coordinator of Erasmus Mundus MA in Euroculture Programme: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context (on sabbatical 2022/23).

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K. Czerska-Shaw, E. Krzaklewska, E., “The super-mobile student: Educational trajectories on the move and Erasmus Mundus” [in:], D. Cairns, (ed). Palgrave Handbook of Youth Mobility 2021.

K. Czerska-Shaw, M. Galent, B. Gierat-Bieroń B. (eds), Visions and Revisions of Europe. Studies in Euroculture vol 4. Universitätsverlag Göttingen 2018, p. 165.

K. Czerska-Shaw, “The Ghost in the Machine: An Overview and Analysis of British Multiculturalism”, Studia Migracyjne - Przegląd Polonijny 2017, vol. 43 no 2, pp. 67-93.

K. Czerska-Shaw, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian? Negotiating National Identity through Citizenship Testing Materials”, [in:], E. Bujnowska, M. Gabryś, T. Sikora (eds) Towards Critical Multiculturalism: Dialogues Between / Among Canadian Diaspora / Versun multiculturalisme critique: dialogues entre les diasporas canadiennes, Para, Katowice 2011, pp. 187-205.

K. Czerska, “Integration Policies in France and the UK: An Analysis of the Discourse Surrounding Women’s Rights Within Civic Integration Handbooks”, [in:] M. Warat, A. Małek, A. (eds), Ponad granicami: kobiety, migracje, obywatelstwo, Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2010, pp. 227-253.

EU3D: EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy, Research and Innovation Action (Societal Challenges 6: Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies), European Commission, Horizon 2020, 2019-2023. Member of research team.

/ Nie/mobilność w dobie pandemii - sytuacja studentów międzynarodowych. [Pandemic Im/mobilities. The situation of international students at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków], Project in the framework of the SocietyNow!  Grant of the JU, 2020. Member of research team.       

Społeczno-kulturowa identyfikacja cudzoziemców [The socio-cultural identification of foreigners], NCBiR, 2013-2016. Member of research team.