Institute of English Studies University of Warsaw

Marek Szopski

dr Marek SzopskiTitle: senior lecturer
Office: Room 231
Phone: +48 (22) 5531412
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  • M.A., English Dept., University of Warsaw, 1976
  • Introduction to John Updike’s Fiction
  • Post-graduate degree at Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw,1979
  • Post-graduate degree at Philosophy & Sociology Dept. University of Warsaw, 1986
  • Ph.D., Sociology Department, Notre Dame University, IN, USA, 2001
  • Politics of Embarrassment
  • Domestication of Notre Dame Univ. Ph.D. at Philosophy & Sociology Dept. University of Warsaw, 2005

Research interests:

  • Sociology of culture
  • American culture
  • Social theory
  • Sociology of religion
  • Intercultural communication
  • Intercultural education
  • American literature
  • Sociology of politics
  • American pragmatism
  • Hermeneutics

Selected Publications:

  • Szopski, M. (2010). Socio-political Determinants of Paradigms in Intercultural Education: Cases of Poland and the USA, (with K. Błeszyńska) in N. Popov, Ch. Wolhuter, B. Leutwyler, M.Mihiva, J.Ogunleye [Eds]: Comparative Education, Teacher Training, Education Policy, School Leadership and Social Institutions, Sofia.
  • Szopski, M. (2010). Jadwiga Staniszkis, Samoograniczająca się rewolucja (Self-limiting Revolution; trans. Marek Szopski), Gdańsk: ECS.
  • Szopski, M. (2009). Polish Migrants’ Religiosity (K. Błeszyńska, M.Szopski) in Gender, Religion, and Migration, Bonifacio & Angeles [Eds], Lexington Books.
  • Szopski, M. (2005). Komunikowanie międzykulturowe. Warszawa: WSiP.
  • Szopski, M. (2004). “Dylematy wielokulturowości w metropoliach Europy” in A. Borowiak, P. Szarota [Eds.],Tolerancja i Wielokulturowość. ACADEMICA, SWPS.
  • Szopski, M. (2001). Politics of Embarrassment. Warszawa: WSKiMS.
  • Szopski, M. (1995). Historia Stanów Zjednoczonych, in A.Bartnicki, D. Critchlow [Eds.]  (trans. 5 chpts, Marek Szopski). Warszawa: PWN.
  • Szopski, M. (1994). Yves R. Simon, Ogólna teoria władzy (trans. Marek Szopski), Arcana.



  • 2013 Adjunct at the English Institute, University of Warsaw


  • 2010 Lecturer at Warsaw School of Social Psychology
  • 2001-2011 Visiting Professor at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Summer School

  • 2001-05 Adjunct at American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
  • 1994-10 Adjunct at Giedroyc College for Media and Communication, Warsaw                         
  • 1994-95 Specialist at PAN Institute of Psychology, Warsaw
  • 1988-93 Lecturer at the Sociology Department, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • 1982-88 Interpreter-translator, Royal Thai Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1980-82 Foreign Relations Office, (WSiP), School & Pedagogical Publishers,                  
  • 1979-80 Translation Section Manager, Polkolor TV Plant, Piaseczno, Poland
  • 1976-79 Interpreter-translator, UNIPRO Design Office, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1974-76 Interpreter-translator and teacher of English, TWP, self-employed
  • 1973-74 Interpreter-translator, International Commission for Control & Supervision, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam
  • 1969-73 Teacher of English, Interpreter- translator, self-employed.

Professional activities:

  • Internship supervisor for Warsaw University and ASU students
  • Transnational Coordinator for EQUAL partnerships CEED and
  • CONCENSUS  for integration of immigrants and refugees in EU
  • UNO Supervisor of OSCE monitored elections in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Kosovo
  • Memberships: Association for the Sociology of Religion,
  • Midwest Sociological Association