Dr. Jędrzej Jan Kotarski
PhD holder in Social Sciences (2016), graduated in History from the University of Lodz (2011) and Universidad de Granada (2010). Researcher of forced migration, mechanisms of social inclusion and exclusion, conflicts and processes of transformation, and public diplomacy in Latin America (Andean region and Cono Sur).
Scholarship recipient and author of seven internships and international projects carried out at Instituto de Paz y Conflictos, Instituto Estudios de Genero de Universidad de Granada, IES Sácilis in Córdoba (Spain), Erasmus Mundus Eurica in Santa Marta (Colombia), Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Instituto de Estudios Perunanos in Lima (Peru). He has conducted original field research in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia and Cuba.
Holder of scholarships from the National Science Centre (2014), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding doctoral students (2013, 2015), outstanding young scientists (2017-2020) and the Latin American Studies Association (2015, 2020). Speaker at 84 national and international conferences, author of monographs and 30 articles published in three languages.
From 2016 to 2020, Adjunct Professor at the Alexis de Tocqueville Center of Political and Legal Thought at the University of Lodz; between 2021-2022 an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Member of the Scientific Council of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Council of the National School of Public Administration (KSAP). He sits on the committee of the Observatorio Latinoamericano sobre la Trata y Tráfico de Personas and is a member of the Security and Defense in the Americas (UFF) team.