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ISTR 2016 ELECTIONS - Anna Domaradzka




Anna Domaradzka is a sociologist working as an Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Research at Robert B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw. Between 2011 and 2012 she was a Senior Fulbright Researcher at the Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan, currently invited as a visiting Scholar to San Diego State University (USA) and INCAE Business School (Costa Rica). Her main research interests concern the issues of civil society organizations, social movements and local activism in urban context. She specializes in intersectional and international comparative research in the areas of gender sociology and urban studies, and works in several international projects concerning urban development, civil society and welfare state issues. At the moment her main research focus is on neighborhood associations, “right to the city” movement and social entrepreneurship in comparative perspective.

Anna has served as faculty for the ISTR PhD Seminars in 2014 and 2016 as well as organized a semi-plenary on “scientific career and family” for the PhD students.  She also served as a member of the 2016 Conference Academic Committee and has been a Society member since 2010. 

She is currently serving as a board member of International Sociological Association Research Committee on Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change (RC48).

Recent projects Anna is engaged in include: For a Better Tomorrow: Social Enterprise on the Move (FAB-MOVE, RISE 2016); World Values Survey; Welfare Innovations at the Local Level in Favour of Cohesion (WILCO, FP7) and Gender Equality at the University (GENDEQU, Norway Grants).

Recent publications:

Domaradzka, A. 2017 (in print). Leveling the Playfield: Urban Movement in the Strategic Action Field of Urban Policy in Poland, in J. Hou, S. Knierbein (eds) City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy. Routledge.

Domaradzka, A & F. Wijkström, 2016. Game of the city re-negotiated: the Polish urban re-generation movement as an emerging actor of a strategic action field, “Polish Sociological Review” 3/2016

Domaradzka, A. 2015. Changing the Rules of the Game: Impact of the Urban Movement on the Public Administration Practices, in: M. Freise, F. Paulsen, A. Walter (eds.) Civil Society and Innovative Public Administration, Nomos Publishers.

Domaradzka, A. 2015. State of civil society in Poland, in: Ch. Schreier (ed.) 25 Years After. Mapping Civil Society in the Visegrád Countries, Maecenata Institute.





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