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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Political Science
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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. 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 StudiesPolitics in Central Europe and International Communications Gazette. 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).

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.

Currently, he is a manager in the following projects:

  • OPUS-LAP 39 (HS5): Political potential of conspiracy theories. A study of Poland and Slovenia (project in a consortium with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), awarded by the National Science Center
  • OPUS 41 (HS5): Polish “grey voters”. The impact of demographic changes on the election market in Poland. Study of the electoral cycle for the years 2023-2025″.
  • European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH European Digital Innovation Hub) with the IoT / Smart City specialization and the creation of the first IoT Innovation Showroom (the leader is the Silesian Internet of Things Cluster SINOTAIC, precisely the Smart Secure Networks company, was established to coordinate the activities of the cluster, including EDIH-a)
  • Horizon Europe of the project entitled “Trust in European Democracies”. The consortium we will enter on January 1, 2023, consists of the following entities: Institute for Comparative Survey Research Vienna (Lider), Metropolitan University Prague, Grenoble Alpes University, Leuphana University Luneburg, University of the Peloponnese, University of Salerno, University of Amsterdam, University of Bucharest, Comenius University in Bratislava, University of Ljubljana, Institute for Future Studies, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.






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