Koordynatorka Projektu

Justyna Struzik  



VI 2014 – VIII 2014 Research Guest Stay in the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway

2008-2014 Doctoral studies in Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków; topic of dissertation: Queer movements in Poland – sociological analysis (pending)

 IX 2010- I 2011 Doctoral exchange at Radbound University in Nijmegen, certificate in Gender and Culture Programme I

2003-2008 MA studies in Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland



On-going research projects

2014 – present: Researcher in the research project Spoza centrum widać więcejled by Women's Space Foundation. Research focus: social situation of nonheterosexual women living in the rural areas and small towns in Poland, methodology:  participatory action research, FGI.

2013 – present:  Coordinator of the research project TRASNFAM Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and every-day life of Polish families living in Polish-Norwegian transnationality; led by Jagiellonian University in Kraków in cooperation with the Centre for International Research (Warsaw, Poland), AgderResearch (Norway) and NOVA – Norwegian Social Research (Norway)

Completed research projects

XII 2012 – IX 2013 Researcher in the research project From a comprehensive diagnosis of the situation of persons with disabilities in Poland to a new model of social policy towards disability, led by Faculty of Humanities, University of Science and Technology (AGH), participants' recruitment, biographic  interviews with women with disabilities

II 2013 – VII 2013 Researcher in the researcher project Qualitative assessment of social inclusion in Małopolska, Mazowieckie and Podkarpackie (Poland): current status and good practices, led by Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University; expert interviews, FGI, report writing

V 2011 – XII 2012 Researcher in the researcher project Invisible (to) the society. Social situation of lesbian and bisexual women living in rural areas and small towns in Poland led by Women's Space Foundation, participant's recruitment, semi-structured interviews, data analyzing, report writing, presenting report during academic and nonacademic events

I 2011 – VII 2012 Researcher in the research project Equal Treatment as a Standard for Good Governance led by Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University and Warsaw School of Economics; desk research, literature reviews, fieldwork tool design, report writing, policy paper writing


Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków:

2010 - 2012 – Queer Sociology

2010 - 2013 – Contemporary Problems of Polish Society

2010 - 2013 – Social Organizations in Poland

2011 - 2012 – Sociological Theories – Review


K. Slany, J. Struzik, K. Wojnicka (eds.). 2011. Gender w społeczeństwie polskim[Gender in Polish Society] Kraków: NOMOS

J. Struzik, E. Ciaputa. 2012.Lesbians go public? Die (Un-)Sichtbarkeit von Lesben un bisexuellen Frauen in Polens öffentlichem Diskurs, Gender. Zeitschrift fur Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft,  3(4), pp. 9-24.

J. Struzik (ed.). 2012. Niewidoczne (dla) społeczności. Sytuacja społeczna lesbijek i kobiet biseksualnych mieszkających na terenach wiejskich i w małym miastach w PolsceRaport z badań. [Invisible (to) the society. Social situation of lesbian and bisexual women living in rural areas and small towns in Poland. Report.] Kraków: Fundacja Przestrzeń Kobiet.

J. Struzik. 2012. Publiczna Socjologia Queer.  [Public Queer Sociology]. Studia Humanistyczne AGH. 2(11), pp. 92-103.

J. Struzik. 2012. Politics. The Necessity of the Political Actions. IN M. Makuchowska, M. Pawlega (eds.) Situation of LGBT Persons in Poland. 2010 and 2011 Report. Warszawa: KPH, pp. 122-144.


1st  Academic Feminist Congress, Słubice, Poland 26-29.11.2009 Paper: Gender studies or Feminist studies?

10th  Conference of ESA, Geneva, 7-9.10.2011 Paper: EuroPride and Pomada – Polish Struggles for Sexual Freedom

Sexual Cultures Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 20-22 April 2012 Paper: Invisible for communities - queering rural areas in Poland?

15th Congress of the Polish Sociological Association "What After Crisis?" 26-29. 09. 2013 Paper: Is queer love possible in rural spaces? About metronormativity and sexual politics.

Organized conferences

14th Congress of the Polish Sociological Association, Krakow, Poland 8-11. 09. 2009, Session: Queer Perspective in Polish Sociology

Gender in Polish Society, Krakow, Poland  22-23.10.2009

2nd Academic Feminist Congress in Cracow, 26-28.9. 2011

15th Congress of the Polish Sociological Association, Szczecin, Poland 26-29.09.2013, Session: Class, Gender and Sexuality in Late Capitalism


2012 – present: A member of the Board in Women' s Space Foundation in Kraków

2011 – 2014 An editor of Polish sociological journal Palimpsest. Czasopismo Socjologiczne

May, 2013 The Exhibition - Anger: Our Own Voice About Ourselves Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art. Gallery – curator of the exhibition (together with Julie Land)

2008-2009 A coordinator of social project „Institute for Women – Leaders" in Women's Space Foundation in Kraków

2008 TRANS-MISSION – Polish documentary on social situation of transgender person living in Kraków – co-director (together with Julie Land)


Scholarship and Training Fund 2014 – short-term grant,  guest researcher stay in the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo

Society – Technology – Environment Grant 2011 – summer school in Utrecht, the Netherlands

The first place in the contest for the best ethnographic articles, organized by  a journal "Op.Cit" in 2009 - The article W mieście Krakowie przegiętych nie prostujcie


Polish (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic)


Sociology of sexuality, gender studies, queer & LGBT studies, social movements, intersectionality studies, migration studies, animal studies



Projekt finansowany ze środków funduszy norweskich, w ramach programu Polsko-Norweska Współpraca Badawcza realizowanego przez Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju.