Our Graduates

Anna Krzyżak

2019 - 2023

Graduate in Theatre Studies from the Jagiellonian University,
speech therapy at the Pedagogical University of Cracow and neurology with
elements of audiology and phoniatrics at Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University.
Jagiellonian University. As a neurologist she provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults
with speech and communication disorders and central auditory processing disorders.

Her research interests include performatics and the
neurobiology of creative and linguistic processes with a special focus on
auditory perception and language competence in musicians and non-musicians. For her
research project, she received an award from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and in 2021, as part of a fellowship
granted by the French Community of Wallonia-Brussels, she completed a research internship at the
Crossmodal Perception and Plasticity Laboratory of UC Louvain.

She submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Auditory processing and semantic fluency and syntactic competence of musicians and non-musicians in experimental neurolinguistic research”

On 27.11.2023r. the public defence of the doctoral thesis took place.

Joanna Stawowy

2019 - 2023
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Joanna Stawowy – Polish artist and PhD student at the Pedagogical University of KEN in Krakow in the discipline of arts and conservation of works of art. The leitmotif of her art is the holistic conception of human – the view that the body and mind are inextricably linked with each other and together create a unique human being that always exists in a given context (the external world projects on its interior). Consequently to this concept she is interested in medicine and psychology. She implements the threads in various techniques. She graduated with honors – bachelor’s degree in graphics and master’s degree in Art & Design at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Since this year, she has also been a member of the Association of Polish Artists (ZPAP). In her doctoral thesis, she deals with the impact of acceptance (and lack of it) on artistic expression. Her research is based on C.G. Jung’s psychology, specifically on MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The artistic consequence of her work will be 16 objects summarizing the results of the research.

On 12 September 2023, she submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Rozważania o kształcie osobowości”

Judyta Pogonowicz

2019 - 2023
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I am a PhD student in Literature since October 2019. I have completed bachelor’s studies in theater and ethnology (Jagiellonian University). My master’s thesis was interdisciplinary and concerned on the influence of the media and theater. I finished it on subject: journalism and social communication (also the Jagiellonian University). In the meantime, I published reviews in the student journal „Wiadomości Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego WUJ” and in the portal „teatr dla was”. From June 2018 I have been publishing in Dziennik Teatralny. During my PhD studies I want to research influence media and technology on theater, theater mediatization, network and digital theater. Also, I am interested in connection beetween art and technology. My promoter is dr hab. prof. UP Marek Pieniążek.

On 20 September 2023, she submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Krzysztof Garbaczewski Theater Towards the Media and New Technologies”.

Karolina Baron

2019 - 2023

M.Sc., Eng. Karolina Baron – PhD student in security studies discipline of social sciences at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Graduate of studies in the field of spatial management with a specialization in spatial planning and engineering, and applied computer science with a specialization in software engineering at the University of Economics in Krakow. Her research interests include crisis management in the light of environmental threats, mechanisms of adaptation to climate change, spatial planning, the idea of a resilient city and the overall implementation of security policy in the process of urban tissue administration. She conducts research on ecological safety in the field of water management in urban environments. She also directs her scientific inquisitiveness towards the analysis of the role of information and communication technologies in shaping the stability of systems and supporting decision-making processes in the field of state security. The author of the website popularizing science: www.miastoodporne.pl

Academic achievements: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karolina-Baron-2

On 28 September 2023, she submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Environmental safety in water management in the Upper Vistula regional cities in 2010-2020”


Katarzyna Jarząb

2019 - 2023

Born in 1994 in Mikołów. PhD Candidate in Arts at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 2019 she received an MA Diploma with distinction in The Painting’s Studio of Andrzej Bednarczyk, annex to diploma in The Audiosphere’s Studio of Marek Chołoniewski at Intermedia Department. She works with paintings, objects, installations and sound art. Obsessively draws grids, lines. Interested in convergences in the process of composing music and image. Introduces the experience of visual arts in the area of issues occurring in the so-called new music. Analyzes and notes mechanisms, creations at the interface of arts. Assuming that visuality is first of all arranging in space, while music – in time – is interested in examples where space directly relates to time and inversely. The starting point is an empty sheet of paper, the surface ordered through a grid, a line or separated area. She deals with the concept of the area, as a defined space, a field, designated area of activity. Fascinated by repetition and what might result from it. Selected exhibitions/projects: 02.2020 Visual setting of the Opera and Operetta Gala of the Academy of Music in Cracow, Cracow Opera 06.2019 „Lasciate ogni pensiero voi ch’entrate”, Kreaktywna, Cracow 05.2019 „Honey, as long You’re happy, I’m happy”, Gallery in Bronowice 05.2019 „Nowy Obraz/ Nowe Spojrzenie”, BWA in Pila 04.2019 „Nowy Obraz/ Nowe Spojrzenie”- exhibition of nominees for the Atistic Award of University of the Arts in Poznan, Stary Browar, Poznan 04.2019 „I like to sit down and rearrange the elements” Jarząb | Koperska as part of KRAKERS Cracow Art Week, space in Drukarnia Związkowa, Cracow 03.2019 „118002ROOMS” Jarząb | Koperska, space in Drukarnia Związkowa, Cracow 06.2018 „Third eye optics”, Telkom – Telos, Cracow 04.2018 „Super Exhibition 2”, Justice Gallery, Vienna 04.2018 „Network 418”, (performance, sound installation) CSW SOLVAY, Cracow 06.2017 „NO PROBLEM”, Potencja Gallery, Cracow 06.2017 „Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to ENDLESS NIGHT”, Ślusarska, Cracow 07.2016 „FOOD DOOF”, Edel Extra Gallery, Nuremberg Scholarships: Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland (2018/2019) Jan Matejko’s Scholarschip in Fine Arts (2018/2019) https://www.instagram.com/jarzabata https://soundcloud.com/katarzyna-jarz-b/scraps-and-lines

On 29 September 2023, she submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Componere. Entering issues used in contemporary music, music theory into field of visual arts. Possible/impossible translation. Actions from the border of arts”.

Katarzyna Jaskółka-Leśniak

2019 - 2023
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I am a historian and archivist. Since 2003 I have been working at the National Archives in Krakow, including since 2009 as the head of the Division for the Supervision of the Growing Archive Stock. In 2006 I completed the International Technical Archival Internship in Paris. I am also a member of the Association of Polish Archivists. As a member of collegiate bodies operating within the state archival network, I actively participate in developing solutions regarding methods of shaping archival resources, in particular criteria and methods of valuing and supervising documentation. I also participate in promoting solutions in the field of documentation management, including electronic documentation, in order to ensure permanent preservation of testimonies of the past for posterity. As a participant in the Doctoral School, I have decided to combine my professional experience with academic work and examine the development and changes in the forms and methods of shaping the state archival resource in the 20th century. I plan to investigate the individual elements of formation such as selection (creators of archival materials and scientific assessment of the value of documentation) and supervision (i.e. office control, supervision of company archives and supervision of the destruction of documentation). The aim of the project is to show how, over the years, the selection of documentation constituting sources for historical research was carried out and what the effects of the archivists’ actions were so that the testimonies of the past were permanently secured for future generations.

She submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Archival selection and supervision conducted by the State Archives in Krakow in years 1919-1939”

Łukasz Żądło

2019 - 2023

I am a first and second degree graduate of the Pedagogical University of Krakow in Political Science and, as of 2019, a PhD student in Political Science and Administration. My area of interest is African Studies, with a particular focus on Angola and Mozambique, which my dissertation deals with. My area of interest is political systems and their transformations, thus capturing the state on a macro scale as perceived by the structuralist paradigm. I have so far participated in several national and international conferences. I also carried out a five-month NAWA STER grant at the University of Porto. I am the author of several scientific publications.

On 13 September 2023, he submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Angola and Mozambique: the formation and transformation of political structures: a comparative study”.

Maciej Kaproń

2019 - 2023
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Born 16.06.1994 in Cracow, is a student of the fourth year of the Doctoral School at the Pedagogical University named after the Commission of National Education, where he is preparing a dissertation, “The First Rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East in 1973-1974,” under the supervision of Professor Marek Herma in the discipline of history. His main field of interest is the political and military history of the Cold War period. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2016 from UP, defending his thesis entitled. “The Korean War in the Perception of the Polish and American Press 1950-1953,” written under the supervision of Professor Piotr Mikietyński, while he received his master’s degree from the same university in 2018 defending a thesis titled. “Arab-Israeli Wars from the War of Israeli Independence to the Intervention in Lebanon in the Light of the Polish Press.” Written under the supervision of Professor Michał Baczkowski. During his studies at the Jagiellonian University, the doctoral student was active in the Scientific Circle of Student Historians of the Jagiellonian University, publishing his texts in the Circle’s journal entitled. “Societas Historicorum”, engaging in the organization of the Festival of Science and taking part in such conferences as Gunpowder against spears – non-European militarism through the ages” (1-2 VI 2018, Poznań, Congo Stories – civil war in the Congo in the memoirs of Polish mercenaries Jan Zumbach and Rafał Gan-Ganowicz), XVI All-Polish Conference of Historians of Military Students (23-25 XI 2018, Poznań, The manner of presenting the PLO’s activities as a liberation struggle in the Trybuna Ludu during the civil war in Lebanon from 1975 to the evacuation of the organization from Lebanon and the slaughter of Sabra and Shatila) or the VI Krakow Conference of Historian Students (1-3 March 2018, Krakow, Day of Reconciliation, Day of Judgment – Yom Kippur War in the light of the press of the People’s Republic of Poland on the examples of the Trybuna Ludu, Polityka and Tygodnik Powszechny). During his studies at the Doctoral School, the doctoral student researched his dissertation topic in the Middle East by conducting archival searches at the Central Military Archives – Military Historical Office, the Archives of New Records and the Archives of the Institute of National Remembrance, as well as by interviewing participants in the events under study. The doctoral student also conducted a search at the Archives of the United Nations using funding from the PROM Program in July and August 2022. During the research within the framework of the Doctoral School, the doctoral student held a research internship at the Institute of National Remembrance and participated in scientific conferences such as:

VI Scientific Conference ” Wars and Armed Conflicts after 1945″ (20-21 XI 2019, Bydgoszcz, Tasks and activities of agents of the Board II of the General Staff of the Polish Army in the Structures of the Polish Military Special Unit of the UNEF II in the Middle East 1973-1979)

Eastern Forum of Science (30 Oct 2020, online, First rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Emergency Forces in the Middle East 1973-1974 in the press of the Polish People’s Republic)

Eastern Science Forum (30 VI 2020, online, The Falklands War in the Light of U.S. State Department Documents)

III All-Poland Academic Conference “Art, Politics, Economy – Conflict Throughout History” (4-5 VI 2020, online, The People’s Republic of Poland and the Palestinian Cause – support from the People’s Republic of Poland for Palestinian armed groups and the actions of the Polish secret services against them in the 1970s).

Archeagraph Online Conference (26 VI 2020, online, Circumstances of Poland’s selection to participate in the Second United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East)

National Interdisciplinary Conference “Omnibus VI” ( 23-24 XI 2020, online, Outline of UN efforts to end the Israeli-Arab conflict)

All-Poland Interdisciplinary Conference “Omnibus V (September 10-11, 2020, online, Outline of the Legal Basis for the Participation of Polish Soldiers in the Second Ad Hoc United Nations Armed Forces in the Middle East 1973 – 1979)

XIII All-Poland Scientific Conference “Young Scientists in Poland – research and development” (22 III 2021, online, Outline of logistical preparation of the first rotation of the Polish Military Special Unit of the United Nations Ad Hoc Armed Forces in the Middle East 1973-1974)

Except of the Third National Scientific Conference, all of the above conferences produced publications in which the doctoral student’s texts appeared.

The doctoral student continues his research and develops his interests which include learning foreign languages (English, Russian and Spanish), swimming and fantasy literature.

He submitted a doctoral thesis entitled „Pierwsza zmiana Polskiej Wojskowej Jednostki Specjalnej Doraźnych Sił Zbrojnych ONZ na Bliskim Wschodzie w latach 1973 – 1974”

Shepherd Mutsvara

2019 - 2023
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Shepherd Mutsvara is a PhD Candidate in the Institute of Political Sciences and Administration. He began his career as a professionally trained secondary school teacher in Zimbabwe. He then studied for a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) with the University of South Africa and also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M – Public International Law) from the University of London. Shepherd is a versatile professional with teaching experience in both secondary and tertiary education. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative and is a member in good standing with the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (Africa Research Group). His research project: Economic refugees: an analysis of persecution and displacement in the new global era is being co-supervised by Professor Joanna Bar (UP) and Professor Ellen Desmet of Ghent University.

On 15 September 2023, he submitted a doctoral thesis entitled “Economic refugees: an analysis of persecution and cross-border displacement in the new global era”.

Tomasz Fabiszewski

2019 - 2023
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Born in 1990 in Poznań, I graduated in Philosophy (2018) at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. My master’s dissertation was about the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. My research interests are: Philosophy of German Idealism and Romanticism, Danish philosophy of the 19th century, Søren Kierkegaard’s thought, as well as 20th century existentialism. My dissertation is on the category of interest in Søren Kierkegaard’s thought. During my doctoral education, I became the author of several translations of the Kierkegaard into Polish, as well as philosophical stories published among others by Post-medium, and Stoner Polski. In my spare time, I am passionate with gliding.

He passed away in January 2024 shortly before handing in his doctoral thesis.


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