About me

Aleksandra Sojka (2) 2017.04.25 (1)

I am a Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at the University Carlos III in Madrid and a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining the Department at UC3M in Madrid, I have been a Visiting Scholar at The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University (2016/2017). Since 2017, I am a member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Identity.

My principal research interests lie in the field of the political sociology of European integration and globalization. In my work, I focus on political identities and attitudes towards the European Union and explore the role of public opinion and elite positions in the process of regional integration and globalization. I am also interested in the impact of transnational mobility on attitudes and identities.

In my research, I mostly use quantitative methods (especially as applied to the analysis of cross-national datasets to explore the importance of context), but I have also significant experience with qualitative approaches, as I have also participated in projects which relied on in-depth interviews and media discourse analysis.

My academic experience is markedly interdisciplinary (international relations, ethnicity studies, political science, political sociology) and international. I studied in Poland and the Netherlands, defended my PhD in Spain, and developed research visits in Hungary, Germany, Italy, and the USA. I am fluent in Polish, English, and Spanish and I have a working knowledge of German and French.