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15.02.1970
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rsmoczyn@ifispan.edu.pl

Qualifications

Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.11. Social Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S210 Sociology ; SPECIFICATION: Social control, migration studies, historical sociology, social theory, economic sociology, political philosophy
 
 
Additional information
Education:

Habilitation in sociology, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of
Sciences (2016)
Ph.D. in sociology, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
(2007)

Professional Academic experience:

1. Associate Professor at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of
Sciences (since 2016)
2. Assistant Professor at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of
Sciences (since 2009)
3. Lecturer at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
(2007- 2008).
4. Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Journalism (2007 – 2012).
5. Doctoral researcher at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of
Sciences (2002- 2007).
6. Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Information Technology (2003-2004).
7. Guest lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Slovakian Academy of
Sciences, Czech Academy of Sciences, Romanian Academy, the University of Cyril and
Methodius in Skopje, the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi State University, the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Northumbria University, Seoul National University, Hong
Kong Baptist University, Teheran University, La Sapienza University of Rome, Universidad
Federal de Uberlandia.
8. Jean Monnet visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018);
visiting professor at the National Dong Hwa University (2017-2018), visiting professor at
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (2018)
Key fellowships:

1. Institute of Philosophy, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Tempus Foundation
Scholarship (7 months, 2020)
2. Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg, IASK Fellowship (4 months, 2019)
3. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Fellowship Grant (4 months, 2019)
4. The University of Sarajevo, Visegrad Fund Scholarship (5 months, 2018)
5. National Dong Hwa University, Ministry of Science and Technology Grant (5 months,
2017-2018)
6. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, DAAD Fellowship (2 months 2017)
7. Tallinn University, Eesti Instituut Fellowship, (3 months, 2016)
8. National Dong Hwa University, Chinese Studies Center Fellowship (3 months, 2016)
9. Yildiz Technical University, TUBITAK Research Grant (2 months, 2016)
10. Seoul National University, Korea Foundation Fellowship (6 months, 2015)
11. Slovak Academy of Sciences, SAIA Fellowship (5 months, 2015)
12. Monash University, Endeavour Awards (6 months, 2013-2014)
13. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Fellowship (3 months, 2013)
14. The University of Victoria, Canadian ministry of Foreign Affairs Grant, (1 month, 2012)
15. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, DAAD Fellowship (2 months 2011)
16. The University of Bergen, The Research Council of Norway Fellowship (6 months, 2010)
17. The University of Manchester, The British Council Scholarship and Polish Ministry of
Science (2 months 2009)
18. The University of Vienna, OEAD (6 months, 2009)
19. The University of Linköping, The Swedish Institute Fellowship (6 months, 2008-2009)
20. The University of Portland, the Kosciuszko Foundation Grant (3 months during 2005)
21. The University of Sheffield, Marie Curie (6 months 2005)
22. The London School of Economics, British Council (2 months 2005)
23. The London School of Economics, British Council (2 months 2004)

INVOLVEMENT IN THE RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. “Rethinking Inter Korean Social Exchanges in Turbulent Times”, The Korea Foundation,
12 months, 2019
2. “Inter-Korean People to People Diplomacy”, principle investigator, The Korea Foundation,
12 months, 2018
3. “The role of intelligentsia in shaping collective identities of Poles and Hungarians in 19th
and 20th centuries”, 2017-2019, co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish Academy of
Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) [with B. Mester]
4. “Studying Polish and Mongolian Entrepreneurs within Business Ethics Perspectives”, 2016-2017”
(24 months), co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish Academy of Sciences and
Mongolian Academy of Sciences) [with Z. Munkhtseren]
5. "Expanding research on intergenerational cohesion in contemporary Polish and Romanian
families", 2016-2018, (36 months), co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish
Academy of Sciences and Romanian Academy) [with C. Rada]
6. “Societal reactions to Bulgarian and Polish migrants in the UK”, since 2014-2016 (36
months), co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) [with L. Spasova]
7. “The Role of Noble Legacy in Shaping Citizenship Models in Central and Eastern Europe”,
since 2013-2016 (36 months), co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish Academy
of Sciences and Hungarian Academy of Sciences) [with G. Gango]
8. “Socio-Psycho-Medical changes in the lifestyles of the contemporary family in Poland and
Romania”, since 2013-2015, (36 months), co-principle investigator (joint project of the Polish
Academy of Sciences and Romanian Academy) [with C. Rada]
9. “The post-noble feudal legacy in contemporary Poland”, Polish National Science Centre,
principle investigator, since 2013-2015 (36 months)
10. “The Category of Subjectivity in Michel Henry’s Work”, joint project of the Polish
Academy of Sciences and Université Catholique de Louvain à Louvain-La-Neuve,
investigator, since 2012-2014 [principle investigator W. Starzynski] (36 months)
11. “The relevance of subjectivity in contemporary humanities and social sciences”, joint
project of Polish Academy of Sciences and Czech Academy of Sciences and Slovakian
Academy of Sciences, investigator, since 2012-2014 [principle investigators W. Starzynski,
K. Novotny, R. Karul] (36 months)
12. “Mapping anti-migrant moral panic”, Canadian Studies, Canadian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Grant, principle investigator (2012) (12 months)
13. “The Societal Reactions towards Polish Economic Migrants in Northern England after
2004”. National Science Centre, since 2012-2014, principle investigator, (36 months)
14. “Affectivity and Its Vicissitudes in Contemporary Humanities and Social Sciences”,
International Visegrad Fund, 2011, (8 months) co-principle investigator [with W. Starzyński]
15. “The Role of Catholic Convictions in Shaping Attitudes of Business People”, National
Science Centre, since 2011-2013 (36 months), principle investigator
16. "New Religious Movements and Conflict in Central Europe", International Visegrad
Fund, 2010, (8 months) co-principle investigator [with D. Hall]
17. REVACERN (Religions and Values: Central and Eastern European Research Network),
6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, 2008-2009 (24 months),
investigator
18. „Ritual abuse moral panic”, State Committee for Scientific Research, 2004-2005 (24
months), principle investigator
Honors and Awards:

1. Polish State Committee for Scientific Research Award (2006)
2. Polish – British Award in Young Scientists Programme (2004-2005)
3. School for Social Research at Polish Academy of Sciences grant award (2003-2006)

Memberships:

1. Polish Sociological Association (since 2018)
2. IPSA (International Political Science Association) since 2018
3. ISSR (International Society for the Sociology of Religion) since 2009
4. ISORECEA (International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe) since 2008
5. The Polish Society of Journalists and Authors since 1992
List of publications

Selected peer-reviewed publications:

Monographs:

1. Smoczynski, R., Zarycki, T. 2017. Totem inteligencki. Arystokracja, szlachta i
ziemiaństwo w polskiej przestrzeni społecznej [The intelligentsia totem: aristocracy, nobility
and gentry in Polish social space], Warszawa: Scholar
2. R. Smoczynski. 2015. “The impact of the entrepreneurs’ Catholic religiosity upon shadow
economy activities in Poland after 1989. Approaching the moral community perspective”,
Warsaw: IFiS PAN Publishers.
Journal articles:

ISI, SSCI, Scopus and ERIH indexed articles:

1. Kyei, R., Smoczynski, R. 2019. “Religious citizenship and gendered sanctions in the lived
experience of second-generation Ghanaians”, Social Compass 66(4): 505-521
2. Smoczynski, R. 2019. „Kontrowersje dotyczące urażania uczuć religijnych: analiza
wybranych aspektów debaty publicznej”, Kultura i Społeczeństwo 3: 137-156 [Controversies
concerning blasphemy: an analysis of selected aspects of the public debate]
3. Smoczynski, R. 2018. “Rethinking the role of the intelligentsia habitus in the case of
Polish workers in the north of England”, Polish Sociological Review 3(203): 375-389
4. Smoczynski, R. 2017. “Totemic function of the contemporary Polish noble milieu”,
Filozofia 9: 748-758
5. Fitzgerald, I., Smoczynski, R. 2017. „Central and Eastern European Accession: Changing
Perspective on Migrant Workers”, Social Policy and Society 16(4): 659–668
6. Zarycki, T., Smoczynski, R., Warczok, T. 2017. „The roots of Polish Culture-centered
Politics: Toward a Non-Purely Cultural Model of Cultural Domination in Central and Eastern
Europe”, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures 31(2):360-381
7. Smoczynski, R., Fitzgerald, I., Zarycki, T. 2017. „Social distance practices among Polish
migrants in the UK”, Ethnic and Racial Studies 40(6): 951-968
8. Smoczyński, R. 2016. „Mapping new research directions in the sociology of moral panic”,
Studia Socjologiczne 3 (222): 9-30
9. Smoczynski, R. 2015. “Does Catholicism Function as Beneficial Constraint for Small
and Medium-Sized Companies Confronted with the Shadow Economy? Some Evidence from
Poland”, Prakseologia, 57(1) 215-244
10. Fitzgerald, I., Smoczynski, R. 2015. “Societal Reactions towards Polish Labour Migrants
in the UK after 2004: Rethinking employment Insecurities”, in: Czech Sociological Review,
51(3): 339-361
11. Fitzgerald, I, Smoczynski, R. 2015. „Anti-Polish Migrant Moral Panic in the UK; A
Response”, in: Czech Sociological Review, 51(3): 380-386
12. Smoczynski, R. 2015. An Interplay Between the Shadow Economy and Religious
Oriented Entrepreneurship in Poland. A Qualitative Inquiry, in: Sociologia. Slovak
Sociological Review, 47(3): 272-296
13. Smoczynski, R. 2013. “Similarities and Differences of the Sabbath Myth in Early Modern
Era and Late Modern Era”, in: Anthropological Notebooks, 19(2): 25-38
14. R. Smoczynski, T. Zarycki. 2012. „Współczesne polskie elity post-szlacheckie w
kontekście europejskim”, Kultura i Społeczeństwo, 1: 79-110, [The modern Polish post-noble
elites in the European context]
15. Smoczynski, R. 2012. „Wpływ katolicyzmu na akcję ekonomiczną w małych polskich
firmach” [The Impact of Catholicism on economic Action in Polish Small Enterprises. The
Selected Problems of Empirical Research and the State of Academic Debate], in:
Prakseologia, 152: 93-126
16. Smoczynski, R. 2012. “The Agency of Affectivity in Ritual Abuse Moral Panic”, in:
“Vicissitudes of Affectivity in contemporary Humanities and Social Thought”, Archive of
History of Philosophy and Social Thought, Supplement, 57: 115-128
17. Smoczynski, R. 2009. “Mapping Catholic Governance Practices”, in: Ask. Research and
Methods, 18:123-139

Other peer-reviewed journal articles:

1. Kyei, R., Smoczynski, R., Amoah, R. 2019. “Religious Social Capital in the Political
Integration of Second-Generation Migrants”, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 13(1):
48-64
2. Minakowski, M., Smoczynski, R. 2019. “Mapping Homogamy of Noble Descendants in
Poland. A Case Study of the Genealogy of Descendants of the Great Sejm”, Acta
Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analysis 9: 29-52
3. Kyei, R., Setrana, M. and R. Smoczynski. 2017. “Practising Religion across National
Borders: A Study of Ghanaian Christian Churches in Amsterdam”, Interdisciplinary Journal
for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society 4: 148-182
4. Jerzyński, T., Smoczynski, R., Zarycki, T. 2016. Regionalne osobliwości postrzegania i
podtrzymywania tradycji post-szlacheckich przez studentów polskich [Regional peculiarities
in the functioning and perceiving of the noble traditions among Polish students], in: Studia
Regionalne i Lokalne 1(63): 129-154
5. Kyei, R., Smoczynski, R. 2016. “Building Bridges or Bonds: The Case Ghanaian Second
Generation Migrants in Ghanaian Churches in Amsterdam”, in: Anthropological Research
and Studies, 6: 13-24
6. Zarycki, T., Smoczynski, R. 2016. Современная гражданская модель в Польше и
западные модели. Общая тетрадь 71 (3-4), s. 112-125
7. R. Smoczynski, T. Zarycki. 2014. “Revolution of the Intelligentsia on the Periphery of the
Russian Empire and its Contemporary Effects”, in: Mir Rossii, 1: 115-136
8. R. Smoczynski. 2011. “Naming and Affect. The Ontological Function of Ideology in the
School of Essex’s Discourse Theory”, in: Educação e Filosofia, 2011, 25/50: 655-674
9. R. Smoczynski. 2009. “Hegemonia i obiekt braku. Wybrane wątki postgramsciańskiej
filozofii Ernesto Laclau i Chantal Mouffe”, in: Idea, 21: 133-159 [Hegemony and object of
Lack. Selected aspects of Laclau and Mouffe’s social philosophy]

Articles in edited volumes

1. Smoczynski, R., Spasova, L. 2018. “The scapegoating logic of British media reactions
towards Bulgarian migrants”, in Petkovsek, R., Zalec, B. (eds) Sacrifice: from origins and
culture to contemporary life challenges, Berlin: LIT Verlag pp. 207-2014
2. Smoczynski, R. 2017. “Catholic religiosity and Polish business people: lectures on
normative infrastructure of the market economy”, in Juhan, J. Pevec Rozman M. (eds)
Evropska Unija in vrednote, Faculty of Theology University of Ljubljana
3. Fitzgerald, I., Smoczynski, R. 2017. “The UK labour market and immigration: what a
difference ten years makes”, in Heikkila , E. (ed.) Immigrants and labour markets:
Experiences from abroad and Finland. Turku: Migration Institute of Finland
4. Smoczynski, R. 2016. “Religion and Economy: Exploring the Role of Catholic Convictions
in Shaping Attitudes of Business People in Post-Communist Poland”, in. Zolzaya, M. (ed.)
Mongolian Business Ethical Formation and Tendency, Ulaanbaator: Soyombo Printing, pp.
111-126
5. Smoczynski, R. 2016. “Mapping New Religious Movement in Central and Eastern
Europe”, in: Mate-Toth, A., G. Rosta (eds) Focus on Religion in Central and Eastern Europe,
Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 157-174
6. Smoczynski, R. 2015. “The role of Christian belief in constraining the shadow economy in
Poland, China and Taiwan”, in. Juhant, J., Zalec, B. (eds) Which religion, what ideology? The
religious potential for peace and violence, Berlin: LIT Verlag, pp. 105-113
7. Smoczynski, R, Zarycki, T. 2015. The possible application of research findings on Polish
post-noble milieu for studying contemporary Georgian nobility, in Sulaberidze A. Gomelauri
N. Kutateladze I. Namgalashvili T. (eds) The Social Transformation of Post-Nobles in
Poland and Gerogia, Tbilisi: The Georgian National Academy of Sciences Press, pp. 37-47
8. Smoczynski, R. 2015. “The Role of Religious Bound in Constraining Suicide. A
Sociological Inquiry”, in: Juhant, J., Zalec, B. (eds), Suicide, Berlin: LIT Verlag
9. Smoczyński, R. 2014. „O nieuchwytnym obiekcie satanizmu” [An elusive object of
Satanism] Snopek, T., Ślusarska, J. (eds), Religijność w czasie pop-kultury [Religiosity in the
pop-culture time], Warszawa: UKSW Publishing House, pp. 173-182
10. Chan, P., Fitzgerald, I., Smoczynski, R. 2013. “Anti-Polish Migrant Moral Panic in the
UK and Trade Unions”, in: Juhant, J., Zalec, B. (eds), Culture of Fear, Berlin: LIT Verlag.
11. R. Smoczynski. 2013. “Reducing Antagonism over Anti-New Religious Movements
Moral Panics in Selected Countries in Central and Eastern Europe”, in: Priede, J. (ed),
“Between East and West: Cultural and Religious Dialogue before, during and after the
Totalitarian Rule”, Riga: the University of Latvia Press.
12. Smoczynski, R. 2013. "Making Satanic Collective Identities: From Mechanic to Organic
Identity", in: Petersen, J., Faxnel, P. (eds.) The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, New
York: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-203
13. Smoczynski, R. 2011. „ISKCON Fights Back”, in: Mate-Toth A. and Rughinis, C. (eds.),
Spaces and Borders. Current Research on Religion in Central and Eastern Europe, Berlin:
De Gruyter, pp. 49-63
14. Smoczynski, R. 2011. “Strategies of the Polish Christian Right. Identification, Imitation
and Conflict”, in: Juhant, J., Zalec, B. (eds), Humanity after Selfish Prometheus. Chances of
Dialogue and Ethics in a Technicized World, Berlin: LIT Verlag, pp. 185-193
15. Smoczynski, R. 2011. “Lacan and Merleau-Ponty: Affective Intentionality”, in. Gleonec,
A., Hammer, T., Novotny, K., Specian, P. (eds) Thinking in Dialogue with Humanities. Paths
into the Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, Bucharest: Zeta Books, pp. 154-167
16. Smoczynski, R, Hall, D., Greskova, L and G. Goldberger. 2010. "Moral Panics and New
Religious Movements in Croatia, Poland and Slovakia", in: Smoczynski R., Hall, D. (eds.),
New Religious Movements and Conflict in Central Europe, Warszawa: Institute of Philosophy
and Sociology PAN Publishers, pp. 29-95
17. Smoczynski, R. 2010 “The Hegemonic Practices in Ritual Abuse Scare”, in: Borowik, I.,
Zawiła, M. (eds.) Religions and Identities in Transition, Kraków: Nomos, pp. 198-213
18. Smoczynski, R. 2009. “Cyber-Satanism and Imagined Satanism: Dark Symptoms of Late
Modernity”, in: Petersen, J.A. (ed.): Embracing Satan: Contemporary Religious Satanism,
Ashgate Publishing, Furnham.

Edited Books and Journals

1. Smoczynski R., Hall, D. (eds.) 2010. New Religious Movements and Conflict in Central
Europe, Warszawa: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAN Publishers
2. Smoczynski, R., Starzynski, W. 2012. “Vicissitudes of Affectivity in contemporary
Humanities and Social Thought”, Archive of History of Philosophy and Social Thought,
Supplement, 57
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