Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, Professor of the University of Silesia
Political scientist, psychologist, director of the Institute of Political Science. Coordinator and researcher in numerous grants, including in both scientific and research (NCN, COST CA15207, NCBiR, Ministry of Regional Development) and social projects implemented in cooperation with local government units. Winner of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for outstanding young scientists.
Editor-in-chief of the Political Preferenes journal, indexed in the ERIH plus, BazHum, CEJSH, PBN, CEON, CEEOL, IC Journals Master List databases (http://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/PP/index). The journal is a laureate of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education “Support for journals” programme. President of the IPSO ORDO Academic Foundation (ipsoordo.org) and deputy head of the Research Center for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance (www.cbpr.us.edu.pl). Author of scientific publications, including in: Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Politics in Central Europe and International Communications Gazette.
Her research interests include psychology of politics (in particular in the context of political leadership and political behaviour), corruption, and broadly understood pathologies of democracy.