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Dr hab. Krzysztof Kowalski

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Krzysztof Kowalski studied ethnology and cultural anthropology at the Jagiellonian University (MA in 1993), received PhD from the Faculty of History at the JU (2000) and the title of Master of Public Administration (2004) after studies (double degree programme) at the University of Economics in Krakow and the Copenhagen Business School. He has taught at universities including Montpellier (2004), Orléans (2008), Indianapolis (2009) and was a visiting professor at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg (2006, 2007, 2010, France).

Krzysztof was a coordinator (2004-2007) in the project The Square: a European  Heritage / La Place: un patrimoine européen realized within the EU programme CULTURE2000 and completed by the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the universities of Barcelona, Paris, Thessaloniki, and Venice. He was the winner of many scholarships funded among others by the Government of Switzerland (1995-1996), Open Society Institute/Batory Foundation (1997-1999), Erasmus Mundus (2009). Since 2010 he is the coordinator of the double degree programme signed by the Institute of European Studies (JU) and l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Strasburg University). His professional interests are placed between anthropology and history, i.e. political anthropology, anthropology of Europe, anthropology of EU institutions, invention of European history, memory and heritage.

Professional activities

Senior Lecturer, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University

Selected Publications


  • 2007, Squares of Europe. Squares for Europe/Places d'Europe. Places pour l'Europe (in English and French), eds. Krzysztof Kowalski and Franco Mancuso, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow.
  • 2005, Europejskie modele polityki kulturalnej [in Polish; European models of cultural policy], eds. Krzysztof Kowalski and Bożena Gierat-Bieroń, Institute of European Studies (Jagiellonian University) and Małopolska School of Public Administration (Krakow University of Economics), Krakow.
  • 2003, The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies, The Annals of the International Institute of Sociology, vol. 9, eds. Krzysztof Kowalski, Grażyna Skąpska and Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Brill, Leiden-Boston.
  • 2002, Europa – mity, modele, symbole [in Polish; Europe – myths, models, symbols], International Cultural Centre, Krakow.

Book editions

  • 2010, managing editor of Aspect Yellowing Darkly. Ethics, Intuition, and the European High Modernist Poetry of Suffering and Passage by Peter McCormick, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow.

Book Translations

  • 2009, Logika działania społecznego. Wprowadzenie do analizy socjologicznej, Nomos, Kraków, translation from French: La logique du social. Introduction à l'analyse sociologique by Raymond Boudon.

Courses taught at CES

Myth and Symbols of European Integration – Western and Eastern Perspectives