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Dr Przemysław Tacik

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Przemysław Tacik, LL D (Kraków) PhD (Kraków), is Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland, and Director of the Nomos: Centre for International Research on Law, Culture and Power.

A philosopher, lawyer and sociologist by education, he holds PhDs in philosophy (2014) and international law (2016). He has been a visiting scholar at several universities (i.e. Columbia University, SUNY at Buffalo, Université de Nice, Université Paris-1, Université d’Orléans, Heidelberg Universität, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Salzburg Universität, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Lisbon University). He received a scholarship of the French government (2018), a scholarship for the best young researchers awarded by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education (2018-2020) and a DAAD scholarship (2020).

In his academic work, he combines both philosophical and legal perspectives, attempting to approach them from an interdisciplinary angle. His main fields of interest are: in philosophy – contemporary philosophy, Jewish philosophy and animal studies; in law – critical legal studies, international law, human rights law. He has authored four books as well as over 40 articles and one translation of a poetry volume (from French to Polish). His most recent publication is A New Philosophy of Modernity and Sovereignty: Towards Radical Historicization (London & New York: Bloomsbury 2021). Currently, he completes a research project on the critical approaches to the right of peoples to self-determination.

Professional activities

  • Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University
  • Erasmus+ coordinator 
  • Dean’s Proxy for Safety and Anti-Discrimination
  • Director of the Nomos: Centre for International Research on Law, Culture and Power

Selected publications

  • P. Tacik, A New Philosophy of Modernity and Sovereignty: Towards Radical Historicization, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2021, pp. 242
  • P. Tacik, Freedom of Lights. Edmond Jabès and the Jewish Philosophy of Modernity, tr. P. Poniatowska, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2019, pp. 401 (English version of Wolność świateł. Edmond Jabès i żydowska filozofia nowoczesności, Austeria, Kraków 2015)
  • P. Tacik, Przystąpienie Unii Europejskiej do Europejskiej Konwencji Praw Człowieka, EuroPrawo, Warszawa 2017, s. 696.
  • P. Tacik, Socjologia Zygmunta Baumana, Scholar, Warszawa 2012, s. 207.
  • P. Tacik, The Other Side of Exception. Sovereignty, Modernity and International Law in: C. Cercel, G.G. Fusco, S. Lavis (eds.), States of Exception. Law, History, Theory, Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2021, pp. 54-72.
  • P. Tacik, ‘Melancholy of the Law’, Law and Critique, vol. 32 (2), 2021
  • P. Tacik, Poland's Defiance Against the CJEU in the Puszcza Białowieska Case (C-441/17) in: The Eurosceptic Challenge National Implementation and Interpretation of EU Law, ed. by Clara Rauchegger and Anna Wallerman, Oxford: Hart, 2019, pp. 67-86.
  • P. Tacik, ‘Ernst Bloch as a Non-Simultaneous Jewish Marxist’, Religions, 2018, vol. 9, issue 346, pp. 1-20.
  • P. Tacik, ‘After the Dust Has Settled. How to Construct the New Accession Agreement After Opinion 2/13 of the CJEU’, German Law Journal 2017, vol. 18, no. 4, s. 919-967.
  • P. Tacik, Repetition in Law and Exclusion of Non-Human Animals from Norm-Application, [in:] M. Gołębiewska (red.), Cultural Normativity – Between Philosophical Apriority and Social Practice, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2017, s. 57-75.

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Courses taught at CES

  • "Human Rights Law in the European Context"