2017-2018 – Humboldt University of Berlin

European Social Dimension

2017-2018 – University of Gothenburg

Social Europe 

2017-2018, 2016-2017 – University of Gothenburg
The course Social Europe revolves around a set of five themes (1) Intruduction to Social Europe (2) Gendering Europe (3) Welfare Benefits (4) Work and Employment Polices (5) Social Europe and Migration,  organised as a stream of lectures, seminars and workshops over five weeks that is designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of European citizenship from a social perspective.  An aim of each theme is to foster students’ skills in appraising and synthesising published research studies and to acquire skills necessary for analysing, interpreting and reporting research study.

Research Methods: Qualitative Track

2016-2017 – University of Gothenburg
The course presents and offers practical training in qualitative methodological approaches relevant to the field of International Administration and Global Governance, as well as European Studies.The course consists of both lectures and!nstructor led hands on training in the use of research methods. To the extent possible, course assignments  employ data relevant to international and European policy issues in order to familiarize students with the potential and limitations of existing data.

Globalization and Organization
2016-2017 – University of Gothenburg

Central and Eastern Europe: fully European or European other?
2015-2016, 2016-2017  – University of Gothenburg

This interdisciplinary course highlights the historical, cultural, political and socio-economic perspectives on why an implicit opposition within Europe still persists. What is Central and East Europe? How were the concepts of Central and Eastern Europe constructed? What demarcations do they imply today? How is the opposition between Europe, and Central and East Europe used for “othering” of states further “East”. This course gives students the knowledge and skills on geopolitical characteristics of the region, historical roots of the current developments in politics, economy and society; the main elements of the post-communist transition and impact of the European integration process, that creates new political, economic and social cleavages in Central and Eastern Europe of today.

Local and Global Social Movements
2015-2016 – University of Gothenburg

Methods of Studying
2007-2008, 2008-2009 – Jagiellonian University

Queer Sociology
2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 – Jagiellonian University

Sociology of Masculinities
2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 – Jagiellonian University

The main aim of the course is to provide a sociological analysis of the constructions of masculinities phenomena in the contemporary, mostly but not exclusively, European societies. In detail, the course provides insights into theoretical and methodological developments of the critical men and masculinities studies and sociological analysis of the most burning issues concerning men, masculinities and sexualities. It starts with the historical development of the critical men and masculinities studies and is followed by an overview of the main theories developed by scholars such as Connell, Messner, Kimmel, and Anderson, among others. Afterwards, the main methodological approaches and challenges to social research on men and masculinities will be introduced. The rest of the course revolves around a set of themes such as boys and young men, fatherhood, men at work, men’s health and bodies issues, interpersonal violence, men’s social movements, men and gender equality as well as migration and , finally, intersectional approaches in the critical men and masculinities studies.