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Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology 
University of Warsaw

Żurawia 4, 00-503 Warsaw
tel. +48 22 55 316 11/ fax. 22 55 316 12

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Paweł Bagiński

PhD student



I am a sociologist and anthropologist of culture, PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School of Humanities, University of Warsaw. In my research so far, I have analyzed the relationship between masculinity, feminism and emotions among men who identify as feminists and  investigated the creation of a truth-discourse on violence against women and the normative crisis accompanying the #MeToo campaign. In my PhD I look at historical transformations of the standards of treatment of women and violence against women in order to inscribe these processes in the context of normative changes in Polish culture during the post-socialist transition.

Supervisors: Prof. Agnieszka Kościańska, Prof. Marta Bucholc (Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw)

Area of interest

sociology and anthropology of culture, historical sociology, gender studies, violence, theories of affect, post-socialism

Selected publications

Access at Academia.edu:

“Mężczyźni wobec akcji #metoo (#jateż) na polskojęzycznym Facebooku. Analiza reakcji na kryzys normatywny w relacjach między kobietami a mężczyznami” [“Men towards the #metoo (#jateż) action on Polish Facebook. Analysis of reactions to the normative crisis in relations between men and women”], Przegląd Humanistyczny, vol. 4 (275) (2021), 32-48.

“‘We might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem’: on Truth-Discourse About Violence Against Women in the First Phase of the Polish #MeToo (#JaTeż) Action (October 2017) on Facebook”, Stan Rzeczy, vol. 2 (2019), 161-181.

“Feminizm, męskość i kultura emocjonalna mężczyzn identyfikujących się jako feminiści” [“Feminist Men: Emotional Culture, Feminism and Changes in Masculinity”], Kultura i Społeczeństwo, vol. 3 (2019), 245-262.

Research projects

Research team member in the research group "National Habitus Formation and The Process of Civilization in Poland After 1989: A Figurational Approach", PI: Prof. Marta Bucholc, Polish National Science Center SONATA BIS

Co-organizer of the Research Group on Modernization and Social Transformations at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

Conferences and visiting lectures


  • "Post-socialist affectivity? Preliminary remarks on post-socialism in Poland as the modification of the normative order of affect control in the sphere of gender relations", Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”, Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.
  • “Being a Woman in Poland in 1990 is Not Much Fun.” Women’s Timing of the Postsocialist Transition in Poland”, Long-term processes in human history, Norbert Elias Foundation and ​​the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, March 2022.
  • “The Critical Inquiry into Social Constructivist Approach in Sociology of Masculinities. Toward Material-Discursive Analysis of Men and Masculinity”, 17th Polish Sociological Congress in Wrocław, September 2019.