Dr. Natasza Styczyńska

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Holds a PhD in Political Science from the Jagiellonian University. Her doctoral thesis tackled the issues of European discourse of Polish political parties and Euroscepticism. She obtained MA degrees in Political Sciences (from Pedagogical University of Krakow) and in European Studies (from Jagiellonian University). 

Currently, she is a researcher in two H2020 projects entitled "Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st-century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism" (POPREBEL) and "EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy” (EU3D). She is also engaged in the 'Negotiating Brexit: national governments, EU institutions and the UK’, project funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Previously she was a researcher in the project entitled  "Democratic control and legitimisation in European Foreign Policy. The case study of EU Enlargement Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy" that is funded by the National Research Centre, Poland.

In 2008-2011 she has been a researcher in the RECON (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe) Integrated Project supported by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme.

Her academic interests include transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, party politics, nationalism, populism and euroscepticism in the CEE region and the Balkans, as well as identity issues in CEE.

Outside of the academic world, she is a big fan of ski-mountaineering, Balkan region and cultural oriented travels, about which she has been writing to a number of travel magazines and blogs. 


Professional activities

-Dean's Proxy for Internationalisation at the Faculty of International and Political Studies

-Member of UACES (Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies) and Polish Association of European Studies

-CEEPUS Coordinator at the Institute of European Studies

-Academic coordinator of double degree MA in European Studies / MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies  (Jagiellonian University and Catholic University of Lisbon)

-Coimbra Group and Europaeum liaison officer


Selected publications:

  1. Eurosceptic Parties in the Central and Eastern European Countries: A Comparative Case Study of Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria, in: The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism, (ed.) Benjamin Leruth, Nicholas Startin, Simon Usherwood, Routledge (2018)
  2. Więcej czy mniej Europy? UE i integracja europejska w dyskursie polskich partii politycznych, Wydawnictwo UJ 2018 (forthcoming)
  3. Przyczyny i konsekwencje porażek wyborczych partii populistycznych w Bułgarii, w: Anatomia porażki wyborczej, red. Anna Pacześniak,Wydawnictwo Sejmowe (fothcoming)
  4. Bułgaria, w: Doktryna integracyjna państw europejskich, red. Krzysztof Zuba, Wydawnictwo Sejmowe 2017
  5. Does Europe Matter at All? European Issues in the Discourse of Polish Political Parties, w: Les Citoyens et l'integration europeenne (ed.) Radovan Gura & Gilles Rouet, L'Harmattan 2016
  6. Kwestia uchodźców w kontekście wyzwań dla Unii Europejskiej (co-authored with Z.Mach), Studia Migracyjne nr 4/2016

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Courses taught at CES

Introduction to Political Science

EU Integration and Politics in the Balkans

Foreign and International Relations in CEE Facing CFSP/ESDP

European States and their Political Systems