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Aleksandra Sojka

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017


Aleksandra Sojka

Aleksandra Sojka is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Sciences at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). She is currently involved in the project “Value Conflicts in a Differentiated Europe: The Impact of Digital Media on Value Polarisation in Europe” (ValCon), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2020-2023). Previously, she has been the recipient of a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship to join the Department at UC3M (2017-2019).

Sojka has been a visiting fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2018-2019). Before joining the department at UC3M in Madrid, she was a visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University (2016-2017). Since 2017, she has been a member of the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Identity.

Her principal research interests lie in the field of the political sociology of European integration and globalization. In her work, she focuses on political identities and attitudes towards the European Union and explores the role of public opinion and elite positions in the process of regional integration and globalization. She is also interested in the impact of transnational mobility on attitudes and identities.

Her academic experience is markedly interdisciplinary (international relations, ethnicity studies, political science, political sociology) and international. She studied in Poland and the Netherlands, defended her Ph.D. in Spain, and developed research visits in Hungary, Germany, Italy, and the United States.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid
  • CES Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Harvard University

Other Material

Comparative Politics

Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Politics
Politics and Policy in the EU
Political Sociology of Europe
Central and Eastern Europe