I hold a habilitation in Political Sciences from the University of Warsaw, a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, and previously an MA in Political Science and an MA in Law (in both cases from the University of Warsaw, Summa Cum Laude). I am currently Assistant Professor at the Centre for Europe at Warsaw University. I am also a close collaborator of the Observatory on Political Parties and Representation, based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI in Florence.
My research interests focus on political system of the European Union (with a particular interest on the European Parliament), democracy and political representation in the EU, comparative political parties, European comparative politics and social sciences methodology.
In the academic year 2011/2012 I was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Zurich (within the framework of the Sciex-NMSch stipend programme). In 2012 I was awarded a prize for the best young doctor at the University of Warsaw.
I am a member of a few academic networks, such as International Political Science Association (IPSA), Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES), European Parties Elections & Referendum Network (EPERN) and Polish European Studies Association (PTSE). Up to this moment I participated in a few international research projects, including two led by myself at the EUI in Florence.
I am a Political Science Editor in Yearbook of Polish European Studies (YPES). Furthermore, I review papers for top international journals, such as West European Politics and Journal of Common Market Studies.
I cooperate with both Polish and EU institutions, and a number of NGOs. I prepare various opinions and reports for the European Commission, European Parliament and Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Other interests include music, sport and travelling.