Profesor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Head of the JU Institute of European Studies from 2004 to 2012. Professor at the Higher School of Administration in Bielsko-Biała, a former member of the Council of European Education at the Ministry of Higher Education and an advisor of the Chief Negotiator of the Polish Government for the EU Membership. He conducted research and gave lectures at various higher education centres including: Oxford University, The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, The Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, European University Institute in Florence, University College Dublin, and the University of Chicago.
His main areas of interest are: European society and culture, with the special focus on cultural aspects of identity shaping processes.
10 najważniejszych publikacji
Z. Mach (ed.), Local Community, Power and European Integration, Peter Lang, Frankfurt 2016.
Z. Mach, Democratization and the Struggle for the Recognition of Memory and Heritage in the European Frame of Reference, [in]: K. Kowalski i B. Tornquist-Plewa (eds), The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2016, p. 265–271.
Z. Mach (with N. Styczyńska), Kwestia uchodźców w kontekście wyzwań dla Unii Europejskiej, „Studia Migracyjne. Przegląd Polonijny” 2016, rok XLII, zeszyt 4, p. 23–34.
Z. Mach (with M. Góra), Identity formation, democracy, and European integration [in:] M. Góra and Z. Mach (eds), Collective Identity and Democracy. The Impact of EU Enlargement, Arena report No 4/10, Oslo 2010, p. 7–27.
Z. Mach (with M. Góra), Between old Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate on Europe [in:] K. Nicolaidis and J. Lacroix (eds.), European Stories. How National Intellectuals Debate Europe, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010, p. 221–240.
Z. Mach, Reconstituting democracy in Europe and constituting the European demos? (with M. Góra and H-J. Trenz) [in:] E. O. Eriksen and J. E. Fossum (eds.), Recon. Theory and Practice, Arena Report No 2/09, Oslo 2009, p. 273–305.
Z. Mach, The Roman Catholic Church in Poland and the Dynamics of Social Identity in Polish Society [in:] L. Faltin and M. J. Wright (ed.), The Religious Roots of Contemporary European Identity, Continuum, London and New York 2007, p. 117–133.
Z. Mach, Constructing identities in a post-communist society: ethnic, national, and European [in:] D. Bryceson, J. Okely, J. Webber (ed.), Identity and Networks, Berghahn, Oxford 2007, p. 54–72.
Z. Mach, Niechciane miasta. Migracja i tożsamość społeczna, Universitas, Kraków 1998.
Z. Mach, Symbols, Conflict and Identity. Essays in Political Anthropology, State University of New York Press, Albany 1993.