I am a political scientist. Since 2015 I have been a Professor at the Department of Political Systems at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). In October 2014 I was granted a 3-year stipend for the young excellent scientists funded by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education.
My research interests focus on direct democracy and the use of modern technologies (ICT) in democratic systems (mainly in electoral processes – e-voting). I am also dealing with the role of women in public space and with the cross-border cooperation in the Polish-German border area. I am the initiator and coordinator of the Research Group “Helvetic Intiative” (helwecja.amu.edu.pl). I am also involved in undertakings realized by the Center for Direct Democracy Studies at the University of Białystok.
I have for many years been associated with the Collegium Polonicum – Polish-German academic institution, where I have been a coordinator of the study programs run by the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism.
I am a Deputy Editor-in-Chef of “Przegląd Politologiczny” (‘Political Science Review’) and member of editorial board of “Świat idei i polityki” (‘World of Ideas and Politics’). I am a vice-president of the Polish Association of Political Science, member of the Polish Association of the European Studies and the president of the Centre for Research and European Education. Since 2014 I have been a member of the scientific board of the Academic Foundation IPSO ORDO.
I have graduated from two faculties: political sciences and management and marketing. I completed my bachelor’s degree studies in political sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and in 2002 defended my BA dissertation. In 2002 I took up post-bachelor master’s degree studies at the faculty of Master of European Political Studies/Political science, conducted at two universities: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and European University Viadrina in Frankfurt on the Oder. In June 2004 I was awarded a master’s diploma at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Concurrently with the political science, I was completing my master’s degree course in management and marketing at the University of Zielona Góra.
In October 2003 I started my doctoral studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań under a scholarship programme Europa Fellows II financed by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) in Germany. After completing the Europa Fellows programme, for the period from June 2006 to January 2007 I was granted a doctoral scholarship under the Osteuropa programme financed by Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer Dienst. I defended my doctoral dissertation entitled: „Referendum jako instytucja demokracji bezpośredniej w państwach europejskich” (A referendum as an institution of direct democracy in European countries), written under the supervision of prof. dr hab. Andrzej Stelmach, on 29 January 2007, and I was awarded doctor’s degree in humanistic sciences in the field of political science. In Febrary 2014 I received a scientific post-doctoral degree (habilitation) for a series of publications titled: Determinants and consequences of using electronic voting in contemporary democracy. Since April 2015, I have been working as a professor of Adam Mickiewicz University.