Dr Kacper Szulecki
University of Oslo
Kacper Szulecki is a political scientist and sociologist with a strong interest in contemporary and intellectual history. He is currently a researcher at the Dept. of Political Science, Oslo University. Previously, he was also a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI Florence (2017), Dahrendorf Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (2013-2014), researcher at the Cluster of Excellence 'Cultural Foundations of Integration', Uni. Konstanz (2008-2012). Kacper Szulecki holds a PhD in political sociology from Konstanz (2012) and a master’s degree in political science from VU Amsterdam (2008). Since 2009 he is an editor of the Polish socio-political weekly 'Kultura Liberalna'. His dissertation entitled ‘The Figure of the Dissident’ traced the emergence of the Dissident as a transnational phenomenon, empowering Central European opposition movements in their struggle with post-totalitarian states and in dialogue with Western actors. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on CEE dissent, including in ‘East European Politics and Societies’, ‘Interface’, ‘Geoforum’ and ‘Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung’, and he has (co)edited three books in sociology, foreign policy and interdisciplinary energy security studies, which is his current main focus. His monograph „Dissidents and Human Rights in Communist Central Europe” is forthcoming in 2019 with Palgrave Macmillan. He is also the co-author of a monograph on Polish anti-nuclear protests after 1985, which is forthcoming in Polish with the European Solidarity Center Press, and is also going to be published in English in 2019/2020.