Supervisors from Institute of Political Studies



Tomasz Stryjek is a researcher at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (since 1996) and a senior lecturer at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw (since 2011). Currently he holds the position of professor at those two institutions. He earned his DSc (habilitation) degree in political science in 2008. He is experienced in managing joint projects with research institutions in Ukraine. He is now managing the project “Historical cultures in Transition: Negotiating Memory, History and Identity in the Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe” financed by Poland’s National Science Center.

Research interests:

Contemporary history and politics in Central and Eastern Europe, historical cultures, politics of memory.

Major publications:

Stryjek T. (2020). Współczesna Serbia I Chorwacja wobec własnej historii. Warsaw: ISP PAN – Scholar.

Stryjek T. (2020). Ukraine between the European Union and Russia since 1991: Does It Have to Be a Battlefield of Memories? In: Wylegała A., Głowacka-Grajper M. (Eds.) The Burden of The Past: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 253-276.

Stryjek T. (2014). Ukraina przed końcem Historii. Szkice o polityce państw wobec pamięci. Warsaw: ISP PAN – Scholar.


Agnieszka Cianciara is a political scientist (PhD in 2010, Habilitation in 2018), Associate Professor, and Head of Department of International Organizations and Global Security Studies at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2016-2020 she was Deputy Director of the Institute. Since 2018 she is the deputy editor-in-chief of "Sprawy Międzynarodowe" – the oldest IR journal in Poland founded in 1948.

Research interests:

Differentiated (dis)integration in the European Union, comparative regionalism, sociology of International Relations, legitimacy and legitimation of international organizations

Major publications:

Between EU’s aspiring saint and disillusioned rebel: hegemonic narrative and counter-narrative production in Poland, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, online first, 2021.

The Politics of the European Neighbourhood Policy, London & New York: Routledge, 2020.

Differentiation, Brexit and EU-Turkey relations (with A. Szymański), in: Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era, eds. S. Gänzle, B. Leruth, J. Trondal, London & New York: Routledge, 2020.

Differentiated integration: towards a new model of European Union – Turkey relations? (with A. Szymański), Turkish Studies 21(2), 2020.  


Dariusz Stola is a historian, professor at the Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and honorary fellow at the Center of Migration Research, University of Warsaw.  In 2014-2019, he was the Director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.  

Research interests:

His research has focused on Poland's political and social history in the twentieth century, particularly on Polish-Jewish relations, international migrations and the communist regime, and the memory of these pasts.  


Stola. D. (2010Kraj bez wyjścia? Migracje z Polski, 1949-1989 [A country without exitMigrations from Poland 1949-1989], ISP PAN, IPN, Warszawa; 

Stola D. (2000) Kampania antysyjonistyczna w Polsce 1967-1968 [The anti-Zionist campaign in Poland 1967-1968], ISP PAN, Warszawa 

Stola D. (1995Nadzieja i Zagłada. Ignacy Schwarzbart – zydowski przedstawiciel w Radzie Narodowej RP (1940-1945) [Hope and the Holocaust], Oficyna Naukowa, Warszawa.