Magdalena Góra, Ph.D., earned her degree in Political Science from Jagiellonian University (MA 2000). Her PhD (2007) was on the relations between Poland and Israel after the Second World War. From 2007 onwards she has been researcher at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University, primarily concentrating her work on the external relations of the European Union, EU actorness in international relations especially in EU’s close neighborhood, the changes in foreign policy and international relations in Central and Eastern Europe as well as on collective identification changes in the European Union after enlargement.
Magdalena has worked and taught in a number of academic institutions worldwide. She led and participated in several research projects funded by Polish National Science Center, COST programme, Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism and currently she is a co-leader of Work Package on Future of Europe Debate within Horizon 2020 funded project EU3D. EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy. She participates at the Jean Monnet Network ‘The European Union at the Crossroads of Global Order’ (EUCROSS) (2017-2020) and Jean Monnet Network: REACTIK - cReative Economy And Culture inTernatIonal link. She works also within the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network: ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE) (2018-2021). She published several journal articles and book chapters and also co-edited volumes. She was recently awarded Fulbright Senior Award for pursuing her research at New York University in 2020.
Professional activitiesAdjunct, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University
- 2019, Kontrola demokratyczna i legitymizacja europejskiej polityki zagranicznej na przykładzie polityki rozszerzenia UE i Europejskiej Polityki Sąsiedztwa [Democratic control and legitimisation of European Foreign Policy. European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement case study], Magdalena Góra, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytety Jagiellońskiego.
- 2019, Contestation of EU Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Actors, Arenas and Arguments, Magdalena Góra, Natasza Styczyńska, Marcin Zubek (eds), Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing.
- 2019, “The European Parliament as an Agenda-setter of EU Policy toward Neighbourhood”, in: Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU external relations, Raube K., Wouters J., Müftüler-Bac M. (eds.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- 2019, “Competing Visions: Discursive Articulations of Polish and European Identity after the Eastern Enlargement of the EU” (co-authored with Katarzyna Zielińska). East European Politics & Societies 33(2): 331-356.
- 2018, Expertisation and Democracy in Europe, Magdalena Góra, Cathrine Holst, Marta Warat (eds), London: Routledge.
- 2014, ‘Defenders of faith? Victims of secularisation? Polish politicians and religion in the European Parliament’ (co-authored with Katarzyna Zielińska), in: Religion, State, Society, 42(2-3): 211-226.
- 2012, Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe Magdalena Góra, Zdzisław Mach, Katarzyna Zielińska (eds), Frankfurt a. Main: Peter Lang Publishing House.
Courses taught at CES
- EU Foreign and Security Policy
- Foreign and International Relations
- EU Common Policies and Policy Making
- Introduction to International Relations