Professor Aleksandra Wagner, PhD

Professor Aleksandra Wagner, PhD

Sociologist, instigator and founder of the Dialogue for Policy group.

She specialises in discursive analyses of public policies, designing participatory processes and effective moderation of group discussions, including in conflict situations.  Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, recipient of scholarships from the universities of Rome and Jena, the European Commission and the DAAD.

She led the research projects  financed by the Polish National Science Centre(PNSC) and European Commission( Horizon 2020)

Since 2016 has been a leader of the research project “Tempus Fugit- future visions in energy policies in Poland and their significance for energy transition” financed by PNSC and since 2019 national coordinator of Energy-SHIFTS H2020 led by Anglia Ruskin Unversity 

 Author and editor of several dozen academic publications and reports for public and business organisations. Active moderator and communications trainer. Has conducted several dozen training courses in designing communications strategies and dialogue processes, group communication, partnership forming and social activation.

Member of the Board of the “Environment and Society” Research Network within the European Sociological Association and member of Polish Sociological Association. Co-organiser of biannual international conference “Energy &Society”.

Has worked, among others, for IBC Group Central Europe Holding SA, Codework, PGE, JCI, Wawel SA, Tomatoe PR, Polmos-Żyrardów, Wessling Polska, Grupa Żywiec, Wine Concept, as well as Krakow Municipality, the Agricultural Advisory Centre, Krakow Municipal Police, and collaborated with the Polish Institute for International Affairs, Foundation of Economy and Public Administration, the School of Banking and Management, and the Chancellery of the President of Poland.

Professor Maria Świątkiewicz Mośny, PhD

Professor Maria Świątkiewicz Mośny, PhD

Sociologist and psychologist. Works at the Jagiellonian University as an assistant professor in the Institute of Sociology and head of the Department of Social Communication. In her research she is interested in issues of communication and identity, i.e. among others communication between cultures and in local communities, communications in health and illness, and also energy matters. Author of many publications in academic journals and two books – Tożsamość napiętnowana. Mechanizmy stygmatyzacji i autostygmatyzacji na przykładzie kobiet z zespołem Turnera (“Branded Identity. Mechanisms of Stigmatisation and Self-Stigmatisation: the Example of Women with Turner Syndrome” – Nomos 2010) and Konstruowanie nowych tożsamości w warunkach globalizacji (“Constructing New Identities in the Conditions of Globalisation” – WUJ 2015) – and the editor of several books.

Teaches courses to sociology students at bachelor’s and master’s level as well as workshops, training courses and lectures for companies and organisations. Among the institutions with which she has worked are Polmos Żyrardów, Nutricia Polska, the Chancellery of the President of Poland, local governments and various NGOs.

Also teaches at the University of the Third Age and Children’s University, prepares expert reports, reviews documents and does many other interesting things.

Dr hab. Marian Niezgoda

Dr hab. Marian Niezgoda

Professor of the Jagiellonian University, sociologist, linguist. For many years head of the Department of Social Communication as well as former director of the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. Author and co-author of six books and over 100 other publications, and editor/co-editor of 14 books.

Specialist in the methodology of social research and sociology of education. Author and co-author, and general contractor, of:

– Research on Jagiellonian University students and lifestyle changes (2004) and research on the Krakow academic community (AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Economics)

– National research project “Teachers 2004” commissioned by the Central Committee of the Polish Teachers’ Union and the Polish Sociological Association (2004-2005).

– Research project 1 H02E 039 30 funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, “Analysis of the Social Consequences of Education Transformations in Poland”, 2006-2009.


Samorząd lokalny w opiniach mieszkańców Wschodniej Małopolski. Wyniki wstępne (“Local Government in the Opinions of the Residents of Eastern Małopolska. Preliminary Results” – with A. Marcinkowski), Tyczyn 1998.

Urzędnicy Urzędu Wojewódzkiego w Rzeszowie. Raport wstępny (“Officials of the Voivodeship Office in Rzeszów. Preliminary Report” – with A. Marcinkowski), April 2003.

Member of team preparing expert reports for the Board of Katowice Steelworks on the social reception of the process of privatisation (1999-2000) (three research reports and recommendations): Obrazy prywatyzacji. Wstępny raport z badań socjologicznych (“Images of Privatisation. Initial Report on Sociological Research”), Kraków, December 1999; Raport z badań dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“Report on Research for the Board of Katowice Steelworks inc.” – with K. Frysztacki, J. Górniak, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak); Społeczna technologia zmiany. Proces prywatyzacji – próba diagnozy strategii (“The Social Technology of Change. The Process of Privatisation – Attempt at Strategy Diagnosis”), Kraków, February 2000); Raport dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“Report for the Board of Katowice Steelworks inc. – with K. Frysztacki, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak); Społeczna technologia zmiany. Kierunki i sposoby działania. Raport końcowy z badań dla Zarządu Huty Katowice S.A. (“The Social Technology of Change. Final Report on Research for the Board of Katowce Steelworks inc.” – with K. Frysztacki, J. Górniak, A. Marcinkowski, P. Napieracz, J. Sobczak).

Expert for the company Halcrow, preparing the operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship (human capital):

2000 – preparation of report and recommendations (Development priority: Building a system guaranteeing growth of the voivodeship’s human capital, in accordance with contemporary civilisational development trends. Strategic field: human capital. Study for the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Marshal’s Office. Kraków, October 2000).

Expert in the “Institutional Development Programme” for the Ministry for Science and Higher Learning and World Bank (public services), 2001–2004, preparation of three reports and recommendations: Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Podlaskiego w Białymstoku. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship in Białystok. Public Services”), Kraków, March 2002; Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Małopolskiego w Krakowie. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Małopolska Voivodeship in Kraków. Public Services”), Kraków, March 2002; Synteza analizy instytucjonalnej urzędu marszałkowskiego Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego w Szczecinie. Usługi publiczne (“Synthesis of Institutional Analysis of the Marshal’s Office of Pomeranian Voivodeship in Szczecin. Public Services”), Kraków, May 2003; Procedura analizy kosztów jednostkowych i kosztów ogólnych usług w Urzędzie Marszałkowskim Województwa Podlaskiego w Białymstoku (The Procedure of Individual Costs and Costs of General Services at the Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship in Białystok”), Białystok, January 2004.

Grzegorz Bryda, PhD

Grzegorz Bryda, PhD

Assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, rector’s proxy for Education Quality System Evaluation, proxy of the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy for evaluation of education quality at the Institute of Sociology, member of the Rector’s Permanent Committee for Quality of Education, founder and head of the Qualitative Sociology Laboratory (CAQDAS TM LAB) and Focus Work Group at the Institute of Sociology. Experienced in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, moderating discussion groups (+450 FGI) and in-depth interviews (+250 IDI), statistical data analysis, data modelling using data mining techniques and computer-aided qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS). Has carried out over 80 research projects for commercial companies and public institutions in market and social research. In 2003-2009 he worked as a senior consultant for statistical analyses and data mining and lecturer at the SPSS Polska Training Centre (now IBM Predictive Solutions). Collaborates with public institutions and private companies as a consultant for methodology and data analysis. Since 2008, as rector’s proxy, responsible for implementing system solutions in data analysis, evaluations and surveys, as well as managing education quality at the Jagiellonian University. Research interests include cognitive science, communicology, sociology of knowledge, education, methods and techniques of data analysis in social sciences, application of mixed-methods design, information technology (Caqdas, Data and Text Mining) and Natural Language Processing in research on social processes and qualitative data analysis (textual and visual).

Wit Hubert, PhD

Wit Hubert, PhD

Sociologist. Market and public opinion researcher with several years’ experience. Research-teaching assistant at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. His main academic interests concern issues of the social impact of new information technologies. Has also published on social participation and urban issues. 

Since 2017, he has been participating in research projects on the social dimension of the energy transformation. Currently, he is a member of two research consortia funded by Horizon 2020 Framework Program. He coordinates the Polish part of the COMETS project and participates in the research activities of the ENTRANCES team.

Furthermore, as a researcher (specialist, coordinator, consultant) he worked with a number of NGOs and social organisations, including the Institute of Strategic Studies, Małopolska Institute of Culture, Polish Green Network, Civic Lab Association, Open Plan Foundation, and Civil Society Development Foundation. Gained experience working with companies including Grupa RMF, TNS Polska, and Nutricia Polska. He conducted research for institutions such as: Mayor’s Office at the Municipality of Krakow, Marshal’s Office of Małopolska Province, Public Utility and Transportation Infrastructure Office. Passionate about ski mountaineering. DIY enthusiast.

Katarzyna Rabiej-Sienicka, PhD

Katarzyna Rabiej-Sienicka, PhD

Sociologist, director at Wojciech Jerzy Has Krakow Film School, works at the Jagiellonian University as an assistant in the Institute of Sociology, film director „Dolnych Młynów 10”. She specialises in in the sociology of organisation, sociology of education and space. 

As part of the Krakow City Award in 2020, she received an award for her doctoral dissertation “Coworking. Individualism in community. ” Laureate of the competition of the Institute of Labour and Social Affairs under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy in the category of doctoral dissertation. Laureate of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship and the Artistic Education Centre Award. Recipient of a scholarship from the University of Crete. 

Author of research: „Solidarna społeczność w czasach zarazy. Społeczne skutki pandemii COVID-19 na rynku pracy wśród mikroprzedsiębiorców i freelancerów”. Originator and project coordinator of project: „Zdążyć przed wyburzeniem. Od zbiorowego miejsca pracy do miejskiego systemu idei” co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Member of the research team in the project: “Tempus Fugit – future visions in energy policies in Poland and their significance for energy transition” financed by the National Science Centre and led by dr hab. Aleksandra Wagner, prof. UJ. Author, and research coordinator for the International Festival of Independent Cinema NETIA OFF CAMERA.

Initiator and organizer of Youth and Children’s Films KSF YOUTH CAMERA. Qualified instructor of sport dance at the University of Physical Education in Krakow.

Natalia Ożegalska-Łukasik, MA

Natalia Ożegalska-Łukasik, MA

Sociologist and PhD student at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. She specializes in the issues of transformations in contemporary Chinese society. The area of ​​her scientific interests also includes the aspcts of education, intercultural communication and national identity.

She graduated in cultural studies with a specialization in the Far East and sociology at the Jagiellonian University. She studied Chinese as part of governmental scholarships at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Central China Normal University for two years. She is also an Erasmus scholarship holder at the University of Copenhagen. As a doctoral student, she received a scholarship under the prestigious SYLFF program at the Australian National University. She participated in a Summer School at Nanjing University in China organized in cooperation with Harvard University. She also visited the University of California Berkeley. She is a member of ESA and EACS organizations.

She carried out her intercultural education project as part of the POWER program and participated in the “Locomotive” educational program for primary school children. She is currently implementing a research grant under the PRELUDIUM program received from the National Science Center on the subject of Chinese family relations in the context of the migration experience.

In the past, she cooperated with the Polish Radio in Beijing, the portal, the Confucius Institute in Krakow, and the University of the Third Age at the Jagiellonian University, taught Chinese and conducted several pieces of training for companies in the field of intercultural communication and Chinese business culture.

Privately, she is passionate about travel, photography, discovering the richness of the culinary world and handicrafts.