PhD Candidates

Professor Izabela Grabowska currently supervises 10 PhD dissertations

There are featured most advanced including one completed by Justyna Sarnowska

JUSTYNA SARNOWSKA

PhD dissertation under supervision of Izabela Grabowska entitled Socializing role of international migration in school-to-work-transition [in Polish: Socjalizacyjna rola migracji międzynarodowych w procesie wchodzenia na rynek pracy].

Public defence 22/02/2018

Justyna Sarnowska photoJustyna Sarnowska is an Assistant at the Youth Research Center. She has been awarded a PhD Scholarship and works as Research Coordinator in the Sonata Bis Peers & Migration project.

Justyna graduated from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and is currently a PhD Candidate at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Program of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is preparing a doctoral thesis Socializing role of international migration in school-to-work-transition. In 2014, she has won the prestigious Florian Znaniecki’s Best Master Thesis Award granted by the Polish Sociological Association. Her award-winning work was titled Strategies of social sciences’ graduates in the labour market [Strategie funkcjonowania absolwentow nauk spolecznych na rynku pracy] and was supervised by Professor Izabela Grabowska.

In August 2016, Justyna has participated in the IMISCOE PhD Summer School at Princeton University.
She IMISCOE Spring Conference 2018 Secretary.
Earlier, she was research coordinator for the project Carrier paths of graduates ‘of University of Social Sciences and Humanities – the value of diploma and education with work combining founded from the statutory funds of the SWPS University.
She was also the researcher in the project Cultural diffusion through social remittances between Poland and UK funded by National Sciences Centre Poland, led by Izabela Grabowska.
She cooperated with the Centre of Migration Research of the University of Warsaw, where she is the secretariat’s coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme ‘Contemporary International Migration’.
From 2012 to 2015 she had collaborate with the private sector, providing business customers with solutions connected to the international recruitment of workers.
Justyna specialises in school-to-work-transitions, alumni’ career paths and mobility of youngsters.

MAGDALENA BARAN-WOJTACHNIO

Baran-Wojtachnio MagdalenaPhD dissertation under supervision of Izabela Grabowska entitled Potential & real social diversity among professional soldiers of the Polish Army [in Polish: Zróżnicowanie społecznie wśród żołnierzy zawodowych Wojska Polskiego]. Magdalena Baran-Wojtachnio is sociologist. She works in the Military Center for Civic Education and there she carriers out social research for the purpose of national defense. She’s member of Polish Sociological Association and co-founder of the Sociological Section of National Security Issues.

She is interested in sociology of military, especially equal treatment on grounds of social features in the army and gender mainstreaming. She publishes on the gender issues in the army.

Publications by Magdalena Baran-Wojtachnio:

Cellected volumes:

(eds.) M. Baran-Wojtachnio, J. Dziedzic, M. Kloczkowski, J. Maciejewski,
W. Nowosielski, Społeczne aspekty zawodu wojskowego, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszalek, Toruń 2010 r., ISBN 978-83-7611-621-1
(eds.) M. Baran-Wojtachnio, J. Latacz, A. Kołodziejczyk, W. Nowosielski,
M. Wachowicz, Cywile a wojskowi. Bezpieczeństwo i promocja wojska w odbiorze społecznym, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2006 r., Praca sfinansowana ze środków Komitetu Badań Naukowych w latach 2004-2005 jako projekt badawczy, ISBN 83-7441=277-1, ISBN 978-83-7441-277-3

Articles:

Wybrane aspekty służby wojskowej kobiet, [In:] Kwartalnik Bellona, 1/2010.
Model zarządzania różnorodnością w wojsku? O wykorzystaniu równicy płci [In:] (eds.) M. Baran-Wojtachnio, J. Dziedzic, M. Kloczkowski, J. Maciejewski, W. Nowosielski, Społeczne aspekty zawodu wojskowego, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2010 r., ISBN 978-83-7611-621-1.
Wojskowa służba kobiet w odbiorze społecznym. Komunikat z badań, [In:] (eds.)
J. Maciejewski, K. Dojwa, Kobiety w grupach dyspozycyjnych społeczeństwa. Socjologiczna analiza udziału i roli kobiet w wojsku, policji oraz w innych grupach dyspozycyjnych, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2007 r., ISSN 0239-6661, ISBN 978-83-229-2816-5.
Doświadczenia wojskowej służby kobiet [In:] (eds.) Anna Orzyłowska, Wojsko Polskie 20 lat po transformacji ustrojowej w badaniach Wojskowego Biura Badań Społecznych, Wojskowe Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, Warszawa 2011, ISBN 978-83-62345-53-3.
Społeczne aspekty służby wojskowej kobiet z perspektywy przełożonych [In:] (eds.) Anna Orzylowska, Społeczne aspekty zawodu wojskowego w badaniach empirycznych Wojskowego Biura Badań Społecznych, Wojskowe Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, Warszawa 2010, ISBN 978-83-62345-05-5.
Profesjonalne wojsko – profesjonalni żołnierze. O możliwościach wykorzystania potencjału żołnierzy-kobiet w kontekście zarządzania różnorodnością, [In:] Socjologiczny wizerunek profesjonalnych Sił Zbrojnych RP, Wojskowe Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, Warszawa 2010, ISBN 978-83-62345-86-1.
Polscy żołnierze w służbie poza granicami kraju – misja w Iraku, [In:] (eds.)
M. Cieslarczyk, A. Dębska, Wojsko wobec wyzwań współczesnego świata, Akademia Obrony Narodowej, Warszawa 2005, ISBN 83-89423-67-7.
Społeczne aspekty służby wojskowej kobiet z perspektywy przełożonych – analiza opinii dowódców jednostek wojskowych, [In:] kmdr B. Szubińska, Równouprawnienie w Siłach Zbrojnych w warunkach profesjonalizacji, Wydawnictwo po konferencji, Warszawa 2010.

PAULINA SMASZCZ-KURZAJEWSKA

Paulina Smaszcz (1)PhD dissertation under supervision of Izabela Grabowska entitled: Mid-life course of female Poles from former capitals of provences. A sociological portrait of women from Radom at the end of the system transition.

in Polish: Połowa biegu życia Polek z byłych miast wojewódzkich. Portret socjologiczny radomianek u schyłku transformacji systemowej.

Bio: Paulina Smaszcz-Kurzajewska an expert with 20-year experience in public relations & communication & advocacy. Prepares and implements the PR & communication strategy for the largest and most valuable Polish projects in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Currently, she works as a Communication and PR Director/Spokesperson at Digital Platform nc+ (CANAL+). The position of the Director covers the responsibility for the activities of the company within the scope of: corporate PR, content PR connected with thematic channels (film, sport, lifestyle, parenting, socialmedia+technology and offers) addressed to journalists and subscribers as well as potential clients, management and supervision of PR projects with media&business partners, reporting and supervisions the presence of thematic channels and the company in social media. The Director’s duties also include coordination of the work of a team of employees and coordination of work of PR agencies, event agencies, an agency responsible for moderation of social media. The function of spokesperson entitles to representing the company during media interviews and public statements in the Poland and abroad and caring for good image of the management board and employees, the spokesperson is in the board of supervision department in crisis situations.

An expert in the field of business communication and business auto-presentation of NETWORK OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR and of POLISH BUSINESS WOMAN CONGRESS, ACTIVE WOMAN ASSOCIATION, VITAL VOICES FUNDATION, Women@Work Harper’s Bazaar, MAKE UP BUSISNESS, Klub Kobiecego Biznesu Polsko-Francuskiej Izby Gospodarczej, Loża Kobiet Biznesu. She creates targeted partner programs. Expert and juror in the competition BUSISNESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR. The main face of the campaign #StaćMnieNaSukces . Couch for business woman and start-up programs. Trainer for women in half of life course (workshops, lectures, interactive exercises).
A specialist in public relations & communication, journalist and TV presenter, an expert and trainer. For 15 years she has trained individual board members and top managers, politicians and medical professionals (professors, doctors, medical consultants). She prepares members of NGOs to public speaking and media presentations in Poland and on the EU forum.

With a huge positive energy and joy of life, impeccable in her behaviour, with a great sense of humour, class and emotional intelligence. By journalists she is called the VOICE OF POLISH WOMEN AFTER 40.

MARTA BULER

Marta

Marta Buler (MA) – holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. She is also a graduate of Cognitive Skills Trainer Program at the Psychology Department of the same institution. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the SWPS University. Marta carries out Public Relations workshops for Journalism students at the SWPS University.
Before returning to academia, Marta has worked as a journalist, then gaining extensive experience as a Public Relations specialist. She worked for both Polish and international PR agencies, as well as global tech corporations, holding responsibility over communications.
Marta’s research foci are social remittances and sociology of family. She is a collaborator in the project Education-to-domestic and- foreign labour market transitions of youth: The role of local community, peer group and new media (Funding source: National Science Centre; Project Contract No. 2015/18/E/HS6/00147).