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Prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Mach

Prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Mach

Zdzisław Mach is a professor of sociology, social anthropology and European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies. Founder of the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University, and one of the main authors of the European Studies curriculum in Poland. He also holds the UNESCO Chair for Education about the Holocaust. His research interests cover issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the development of European citizenship, migration, cultural construction of identities, collective memory and cultural heritage as well as the development of the idea of Europe. Professor Mach has been leading teams of researchers in the Polish National Science Centre and EU supported projects, including 6th Framework  Programme and a Horizon 2020.


Symbols, Conflict and Identity. Essays in Political Anthropology. Albany: State University of New York Press 1993,

Between old Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate on Europe [in:] K. Nicolaidis, and J. Lacroix (eds.), European Stories. How National Intellectuals Debate Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010: 221-240 (with M. Góra),

 “Situating the demos of a European democracy” [w:] E.O.Eriksen and J.E.Fossum (eds.), Rethinking Democracy and the European Union, London and New York: Routledge, 2012: 159-178. (with M.Gora and H-J. Trenz),

Democtarization and the Struggle for the Recognition of Memory and Heritage in the European Frame of Reference, in: K. Kowalski i B. Tornquist-Plewa (red.) The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden. Kraków, Jagiellonian University Press, 2016: 265-271

Local Community, Power and European Integration (ed.), Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang 2017.