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Dr Dorota Szelewa


Dorota Szelewa

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
University College Dublin, School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, Sheehy-Skeffington Building Belfield Dublin 4


I am an Assistant Professor in Social Justice, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland. Twitter: @Dorota_Szelewa I am also an Editor in Chief of Journal of Family Studies (2018 Impact Factor 1.395) Journal’s Twitter page @JFamStudies I am affiliated with the Institute of Social Policy, Warsaw University and ICRA Foundation, Warsaw, Poland. I received my master’s degrees from Dalarna University College (Falun, Sweden), Warsaw University and PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. Previously I completed academic programs at the Central European University in Budapest (MA in Political Science, certificate in Political Economy), Warsaw University (MA in Social Policy) and Dalarna University (MA in Political Sociology). After completing my doctoral studies I worked at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences and at Warsaw University (Institute of Social Policy). I have published articles in journals such as the European Journal of Social Security, Social Politics, Journal of European Social Policy or Social and Legal Studies, Social Policy&Administration. My research interests are interdisciplinary and include the issues of social policy transformation in post-communist countries, gender studies, reproductive rights, migration, theories of institutional evolution, public administration and public management, and the problems of Europeanization. PhD Supervision Interests: – comparative social policy/comparative welfare state; – gender and public policy; – family policy/childcare; – social investment; – reproductive rights; – political economy of the welfare state.


  • Assistant Professor
    Warsaw University1 Nov 2013 - 31 Aug 2016
  • Post-doc
    University of Southern Denmark1 Jan 2012 - 31 Oct 2016
  • Postdoctoral fellow
    University of Bremen1 Oct 2009 - 31 Dec 2011


  • Referendary
    Chancellery of Prime Minister, Office of Plenipotentiary for Equal Status for Women and Men31 Oct 2004 - 31 Aug 2004


  • PhD
    European University Institute Florence