team

dr Jakub Kościółek

President of the Board of the Association Administrative director, senior researcher

A graduate of three fields of cultural studies at the Jagiellonian University. Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies.

Assistant professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Participant of many scientific conferences, author of numerous texts with a wide thematic range – from the issues of the linguistic situation in Ukraine, through fear of crime generated by the media, issues of the exploitation of the Holocaust in popular culture, to the analysis of canonical works of literature and drama of the 20th century, the most important of which are “Conflict in Darfur” (2010) or “The USA on genocide in Africa. The role of American political culture in the evolution of anti-genocide policy ”(2019).

In the association, he mainly deals with the promotion of non-European cultures and the coordination of cultural events organized by the association. He is an expert in the field of multiculturalism and intercultural conflicts. His passion is the cultures of Africa and the Middle East.

Currently, he is a coordinator in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Jolanta Orlef

Vice-president of the Association's Management Board

A graduate of Ukrainian studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Associated with the Association for many years, where she dealt with organizational and administrative matters and acted as a cultural consultant.

She took part in organized by the Association “Skalskie meetings with multiculturalism” as an organizer and one of the speakers. As a cultural scientist, she is interested in broadly understood social phenomena embedded in a cultural context, especially the situation of women.

Her interests focus mainly on learning about contemporary literature and culture as much as her motherhood allows her. He specializes in contemporary Ukrainian literature.

Currently, he lives in the Bieszczady Mountains, which definitely broadens the perspective and view of the Association’s team on intercultural relations on the borderland.

dr Adam Bulandra

Vice-president of the Association, senior researcher, Coordinator of Aid and Advocacy Projects

Legal advisor, doctor of legal sciences, criminologist.

Since 2003, he theoretically and practically specializes in migration and refugee law, with considerable success.

He is passionate about social psychology, sociology and contemporary norm-creating processes. A supporter of affirmation of diversity, full integration and limiting the spheres of social exclusion.

In the Association, he coordinates aid and advocacy projects and oversees the administrative and legal sphere of the organization. He is also a Senior Researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Legal counsel leading the individual practice bulandra.eu

dr Jadwiga Romanowska

PR specialist, junior researcher

Cultural scientist, doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, has been working closely with the Association for several years.

A certified dance instructor, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Her research interests focus on the concept of transculturalism and transcultural identity, as well as broadly understood anthropology of dance. Her passion is flamenco dancing, which she has also made the subject of her doctoral dissertation.

She was involved, among others. in the project “HATE SPEECH ALERT – against hate speech in public space”. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska

Senior researcher

 

Assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw.

Joanna was a participant in the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program at Columbia University (2018), Leadership Academy for Poland (2016), and a Fulbright scholarship holder (2015-2016). In her research work, she focuses on the Roma communities in Europe and the USA, although her main research interests oscillate around the issues of the Roma Holocaust.

Joanna is a co-author of the work “Direction: Future, 25 years of freedom and the Roma people” (2018); author of the monograph “The impact of the financial activity of the European Union on the social situation of the Roma in Poland” (2013); co-author of the report “Cognitive and linguistic functioning of Roma children attending the primary special needs and mass schools – social contexts” (2011).

In the Association, she is a senior researcher in the MiCREATE project.

Joanna Durlik​

Team member, junior researcher

Psychologist and PhD student at the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University, where she works at the Laboratory of Language Psychology and Bilingualism Langusta langusta.edu.pl

Her research interests include bilingual and multilingualism, language processing by bilinguals, and the linguistic and psychological consequences of migration. It implements two own grants financed by the National Science Center, and has worked and is working on several other research projects.

Joanna completed research internships at universities in Spain, Great Britain and the USA; is the author and co-author of several scientific and popular science articles.

In addition to scientific work, she is involved in popularizing knowledge about multilingualism and multiculturalism among parents, teachers and psychologists-practitioners and is the coordinator of the Krakow branch of the Bilingualism Matters organization bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk In the Association, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC.

Urszula Majcher-Legawiec

Education system specialist, junior researcher

He deals with teaching Polish as a foreign and second language, teaching methodology and didactics of culture. He is a key competences trainer, prepares and conducts trainings and workshops for teachers working in a multicultural educational environment.

She is the author of scenarios for city games for foreigners and teaching materials published on the speakapps.eu platform , co-author of three textbooks for teaching Polish as a foreign / second language and teaching materials on the popolskupopolsce.edu.pl platform, and the author of several scientific and popular science articles.

She is the author of the concept and initiator of the establishment of a multicultural social school in Krakow . Multiculturowa.pl . For two years he has been carrying out the tasks of methodological advisor for multiculturalism in Krakow. She collaborates with the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Krakow, as well as the University of Warsaw, where she is a PhD student at the Institute of Applied Linguistics.

He has been cooperating with the Association for several years, engaging in various projects. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Klaudia Wilk-Mhagama

Team member

Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, a graduate of doctoral studies at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

During her studies, she conducted field research in Tanzania and was active as an analyst at the Polish Center for African Studies. Member of the Polish Africanist Society and co-founder and member of the Jagiellonian Center for African Studies.

In the past, she was also the coordinator of the African Festival in Krakow. He deals with issues related to social and cultural changes, as well as the sociology of religion. Coordinator of the project “Interkulturalia – promotion of multiculturalism as a key to the fight against racism and xenophobia”.

Currently, he is in Tanzania, where, in addition to fulfilling himself in family life and conducting scientific activities, he is researching the possibilities of developing the Association’s cooperation with Tanzanian non-governmental organizations

team

dr Jakub Kościółek

President of the Board of the Association Administrative director, senior researcher

A graduate of three fields of cultural studies at the Jagiellonian University. Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies.

Assistant professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Participant of many scientific conferences, author of numerous texts with a wide thematic range – from the issues of the linguistic situation in Ukraine, through fear of crime generated by the media, issues of the exploitation of the Holocaust in popular culture, to the analysis of canonical works of literature and drama of the 20th century, the most important of which are “Conflict in Darfur” (2010) or “The USA on genocide in Africa. The role of American political culture in the evolution of anti-genocide policy ”(2019).

In the association, he mainly deals with the promotion of non-European cultures and the coordination of cultural events organized by the association. He is an expert in the field of multiculturalism and intercultural conflicts. His passion is the cultures of Africa and the Middle East.

Currently, he is a coordinator in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Jolanta Orlef

Vice-president of the Association's Management Board

A graduate of Ukrainian studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Associated with the Association for many years, where she dealt with organizational and administrative matters and acted as a cultural consultant.

She took part in organized by the Association “Skalskie meetings with multiculturalism” as an organizer and one of the speakers. As a cultural scientist, she is interested in broadly understood social phenomena embedded in a cultural context, especially the situation of women.

Her interests focus mainly on learning about contemporary literature and culture as much as her motherhood allows her. He specializes in contemporary Ukrainian literature.

Currently, he lives in the Bieszczady Mountains, which definitely broadens the perspective and view of the Association’s team on intercultural relations on the borderland.

dr Adam Bulandra

Vice-president of the Association, senior researcher, Coordinator of Aid and Advocacy Projects

Legal advisor, doctor of legal sciences, criminologist.

Since 2003, he theoretically and practically specializes in migration and refugee law, with considerable success.

He is passionate about social psychology, sociology and contemporary norm-creating processes. A supporter of affirmation of diversity, full integration and limiting the spheres of social exclusion.

In the Association, he coordinates aid and advocacy projects and oversees the administrative and legal sphere of the organization. He is also a Senior Researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Legal counsel leading the individual practice bulandra.eu

dr Jadwiga Romanowska

PR specialist, junior researcher

Cultural scientist, doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, has been working closely with the Association for several years.

A certified dance instructor, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Her research interests focus on the concept of transculturalism and transcultural identity, as well as broadly understood anthropology of dance. Her passion is flamenco dancing, which she has also made the subject of her doctoral dissertation.

She was involved, among others. in the project “HATE SPEECH ALERT – against hate speech in public space”. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska

Senior researcher

Assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw.

Joanna was a participant in the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program at Columbia University (2018), Leadership Academy for Poland (2016), and a Fulbright scholarship holder (2015-2016). In her research work, she focuses on the Roma communities in Europe and the USA, although her main research interests oscillate around the issues of the Roma Holocaust.

Joanna is a co-author of the work “Direction: Future, 25 years of freedom and the Roma people” (2018); author of the monograph “The impact of the financial activity of the European Union on the social situation of the Roma in Poland” (2013); co-author of the report “Cognitive and linguistic functioning of Roma children attending the primary special needs and mass schools – social contexts” (2011).

In the Association, she is a senior researcher in the MiCREATE project.

Joanna Durlik​

Team member, junior researcher

Psychologist and PhD student at the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University, where she works at the Laboratory of Language Psychology and Bilingualism Langusta langusta.edu.pl

Her research interests include bilingual and multilingualism, language processing by bilinguals, and the linguistic and psychological consequences of migration. It implements two own grants financed by the National Science Center, and has worked and is working on several other research projects.

Joanna completed research internships at universities in Spain, Great Britain and the USA; is the author and co-author of several scientific and popular science articles.

In addition to scientific work, she is involved in popularizing knowledge about multilingualism and multiculturalism among parents, teachers and psychologists-practitioners and is the coordinator of the Krakow branch of the Bilingualism Matters organization bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk In the Association, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC.

Urszula Majcher-Legawiec

Education system specialist, junior researcher

He deals with teaching Polish as a foreign and second language, teaching methodology and didactics of culture. He is a key competences trainer, prepares and conducts trainings and workshops for teachers working in a multicultural educational environment.

She is the author of scenarios for city games for foreigners and teaching materials published on the speakapps.eu platform , co-author of three textbooks for teaching Polish as a foreign / second language and teaching materials on the popolskupopolsce.edu.pl platform, and the author of several scientific and popular science articles.

She is the author of the concept and initiator of the establishment of a multicultural social school in Krakow . Multiculturowa.pl . For two years he has been carrying out the tasks of methodological advisor for multiculturalism in Krakow. She collaborates with the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Krakow, as well as the University of Warsaw, where she is a PhD student at the Institute of Applied Linguistics.

He has been cooperating with the Association for several years, engaging in various projects. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Klaudia Wilk-Mhagama

Team member

Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, a graduate of doctoral studies at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

During her studies, she conducted field research in Tanzania and was active as an analyst at the Polish Center for African Studies. Member of the Polish Africanist Society and co-founder and member of the Jagiellonian Center for African Studies.

In the past, she was also the coordinator of the African Festival in Krakow. He deals with issues related to social and cultural changes, as well as the sociology of religion. Coordinator of the project “Interkulturalia – promotion of multiculturalism as a key to the fight against racism and xenophobia”.

Currently, he is in Tanzania, where, in addition to fulfilling himself in family life and conducting scientific activities, he is researching the possibilities of developing the Association’s cooperation with Tanzanian non-governmental organizations.

team

dr Jakub Kościółek

President of the Board of the Association Administrative director, senior researcher

A graduate of three fields of cultural studies at the Jagiellonian University. Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies.

Assistant professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Participant of many scientific conferences, author of numerous texts with a wide thematic range – from the issues of the linguistic situation in Ukraine, through fear of crime generated by the media, issues of the exploitation of the Holocaust in popular culture, to the analysis of canonical works of literature and drama of the 20th century, the most important of which are “Conflict in Darfur” (2010) or “The USA on genocide in Africa. The role of American political culture in the evolution of anti-genocide policy ”(2019).

In the association, he mainly deals with the promotion of non-European cultures and the coordination of cultural events organized by the association. He is an expert in the field of multiculturalism and intercultural conflicts. His passion is the cultures of Africa and the Middle East.

Currently, he is a coordinator in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Jolanta Orlef

Vice-president of the Association's Management Board

A graduate of Ukrainian studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Associated with the Association for many years, where she dealt with organizational and administrative matters and acted as a cultural consultant.

She took part in organized by the Association “Skalskie meetings with multiculturalism” as an organizer and one of the speakers. As a cultural scientist, she is interested in broadly understood social phenomena embedded in a cultural context, especially the situation of women.

Her interests focus mainly on learning about contemporary literature and culture as much as her motherhood allows her. He specializes in contemporary Ukrainian literature.

Currently, he lives in the Bieszczady Mountains, which definitely broadens the perspective and view of the Association’s team on intercultural relations on the borderland.

dr Adam Bulandra

Vice-president of the Association, senior researcher, Coordinator of Aid and Advocacy Projects

Legal advisor, doctor of legal sciences, criminologist.

Since 2003, he theoretically and practically specializes in migration and refugee law, with considerable success.

He is passionate about social psychology, sociology and contemporary norm-creating processes. A supporter of affirmation of diversity, full integration and limiting the spheres of social exclusion.

In the Association, he coordinates aid and advocacy projects and oversees the administrative and legal sphere of the organization. He is also a Senior Researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

Legal counsel leading the individual practice bulandra.eu

dr Jadwiga Romanowska

PR specialist, junior researcher

Cultural scientist, doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, has been working closely with the Association for several years.

A certified dance instructor, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Her research interests focus on the concept of transculturalism and transcultural identity, as well as broadly understood anthropology of dance. Her passion is flamenco dancing, which she has also made the subject of her doctoral dissertation.

She was involved, among others. in the project “HATE SPEECH ALERT – against hate speech in public space”. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska

Senior researcher

Assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw.

Joanna was a participant in the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program at Columbia University (2018), Leadership Academy for Poland (2016), and a Fulbright scholarship holder (2015-2016). In her research work, she focuses on the Roma communities in Europe and the USA, although her main research interests oscillate around the issues of the Roma Holocaust.

Joanna is a co-author of the work “Direction: Future, 25 years of freedom and the Roma people” (2018); author of the monograph “The impact of the financial activity of the European Union on the social situation of the Roma in Poland” (2013); co-author of the report “Cognitive and linguistic functioning of Roma children attending the primary special needs and mass schools – social contexts” (2011).

In the Association, she is a senior researcher in the MiCREATE project.

Joanna Durlik​

Team member, junior researcher

Psychologist and PhD student at the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University, where she works at the Laboratory of Language Psychology and Bilingualism Langusta langusta.edu.pl

Her research interests include bilingual and multilingualism, language processing by bilinguals, and the linguistic and psychological consequences of migration. It implements two own grants financed by the National Science Center, and has worked and is working on several other research projects.

Joanna completed research internships at universities in Spain, Great Britain and the USA; is the author and co-author of several scientific and popular science articles.

In addition to scientific work, she is involved in popularizing knowledge about multilingualism and multiculturalism among parents, teachers and psychologists-practitioners and is the coordinator of the Krakow branch of the Bilingualism Matters organization bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk In the Association, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC.

Urszula Majcher-Legawiec

Education system specialist, junior researcher

He deals with teaching Polish as a foreign and second language, teaching methodology and didactics of culture. He is a key competences trainer, prepares and conducts trainings and workshops for teachers working in a multicultural educational environment.

She is the author of scenarios for city games for foreigners and teaching materials published on the speakapps.eu platform , co-author of three textbooks for teaching Polish as a foreign / second language and teaching materials on the popolskupopolsce.edu.pl platform, and the author of several scientific and popular science articles.

She is the author of the concept and initiator of the establishment of a multicultural social school in Krakow . Multiculturowa.pl . For two years he has been carrying out the tasks of methodological advisor for multiculturalism in Krakow. She collaborates with the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Krakow, as well as the University of Warsaw, where she is a PhD student at the Institute of Applied Linguistics.

He has been cooperating with the Association for several years, engaging in various projects. Currently, she is a junior researcher in the MiCREATE and NEW ABC projects.

dr Klaudia Wilk-Mhagama

Team member

Doctor of humanities in the field of cultural studies, a graduate of doctoral studies at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

During her studies, she conducted field research in Tanzania and was active as an analyst at the Polish Center for African Studies. Member of the Polish Africanist Society and co-founder and member of the Jagiellonian Center for African Studies.

In the past, she was also the coordinator of the African Festival in Krakow. He deals with issues related to social and cultural changes, as well as the sociology of religion. Coordinator of the project “Interkulturalia – promotion of multiculturalism as a key to the fight against racism and xenophobia”.

Currently, he is in Tanzania, where, in addition to fulfilling himself in family life and conducting scientific activities, he is researching the possibilities of developing the Association’s cooperation with Tanzanian non-governmental organizations.