Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
Aleksandra Sojka is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Granada, Spain. Her teaching and research interests include comparative politics, European Union politics and political sociology of Europe with a special focus on the politics and societies of Southern and Central Eastern Europe. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain, as well as degrees from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and University of Lodz, Poland. She is the recipient of the Polish Ministry of Science Award, a Doctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, and Talentia Fellowship. In the past, she has been a visiting researcher at the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Mannheim Centre for European Research (MZES, Manhheim, Germany), the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (SPS EUI, Florence, Italy) and the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.
Sojka’s research explores the role of supranational identification in the processes of European integration. In her doctoral thesis she developed a comparative study of the determinants, contents, and consequences of European identification among the elites and public opinion of Central Eastern European member states of the EU. Her research appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as European Union Politics and Revista Española de Ciencia Politica, and as chapters in several edited books. She is currently working on her postdoctoral project which addresses the question of resilience of supranational identification in times of European crises. During her stay at CES, she will look at mobilization of European identity in relation to the economic and political turmoil in Europe, as reflected in public opinion polls and media discourse. She is also interested in issues of intra-European mobility, migration, and transnational experience as related to the development of European citizenship.
This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Granada, Spain
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Discipline: Comparative Politics
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Politics
Politics and Policy in the EU
Political Sociology of Europe
Central and Eastern Europe
Research Topic: Resilient identity? Comparative quantitative and qualitative analysis of European identity mobilization in times of crisis