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Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Department of Psychology, Pedagogy and Humanities

Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1

30-705 Kraków, Poland

Research Interests

social anthropology
sexual health
gender and queer studies
self-organizing and self-management
decolonization and postcolonial studies
critical postdevelopment studies
public health
masculinity studies
HIV/AIDS activism
socio-cultural histories of health and illness


Topics to speak on:

biomedicine in HIV prevention and AIDS prevention --- self-organizing and self-management among LGBTQ+ communities --- socio-cultural histories of health and illness


Rafał Majka holds a PhD in culture studies from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (2017). He also graduated in English Philology from the University of Silesia (2006) and did a postgraduate study in Gender Studies at the University of Warsaw (2011). In 2021 he completed another postgraduate studies - Trendwatching & Future Studies at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He did research visits in Marseille, France (2021, Aix-Marseille Université, France), in Berlin, Germany (2016, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität), in Edmonton, Canada (2005, University of Alberta), and in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2008, 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). In 2019 he published a book on contemporary left philosophies of social change entitled Teraźniejsze przyszłości. Współczesne wyobraźnie lewicowe [Futures Present. Contemporary Left Imaginaries]. He has published numerous articles and co-edited a few books/journal issues. For over a decade he has been active in leftist, feminist, LGBT and queer social movements.


Rector of the University Bielsko-Biała’s award for outstanding teaching and academic

John F. Kennedy Institute Research Grant

Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biała’s award for an outstanding academic achievement

French Government Scholarship (BGF)

Global Scholars Academy 2021