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Dr Krzysztof Kowalski

Senior Lecturer at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University

WP3 Researcher

Krzysztof Kowalski’s research focuses on Task 3.6.Othering Europe. The Re-interpretation of Europe’s image in Poland in the context of rising Euroscepticism. The aim of the case study is to analyse multilevel and complex processes of redefinition of Europe’s image which stem from Poland facing the rise of Euroscepticism. This redefinition is not only limited to Europe’s image but also to the self-image of Poland (within the community of EU members) and Poles (within the community of EU citizens). Thus it provokes tensions between two opposite axiologies: national pride (sovereignty, independence etc.) vs. European integration.


  • Kowalski, K. (2013) O istocie dziedzictwa europejskiego – rozważania. Kraków: Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury
  • Kowalski, K. (2002) Europa: mity, modele, symbole. Kraków: Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury
  • Kowalski, K., Piekarska-Duraj, Ł. and Törnquist-Plewa, B. (eds) (2019) Narrating Otherness in Poland and Sweden. European Heritage as a Discourse of Inclusion and Exclusion. Berlin: Peter Lang
  • Kowalski, K., Piekarska-Duraj, Ł. and Törnquist-Plewa, B. (eds) (2018) ‘Diversity and Unity. How Heritage Becomes the Narrative for Europe’s Future’. Thematic volume of Politeja, no. 1, vol. 52
  • Kowalski, K. and Törnquist-Plewa, B. (eds) (2016) The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press