Prof. Beata Kowalska works at the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. She combines her research work with experience in working on gender equality programmes in Poland and abroad. Jagiellonian University representative in the InSPIREurope consortium (Horizon 2020) and in the Scholars at Risk Network, which promotes academic freedom and protection of persecuted members of the university community.
Winner of the Pro Arte Docendi Award, given to outstanding academic teachers at Jagiellonian University. Among the scholarships and internships abroad, the following are worth mentioning: Cambridge University, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, American Centre for Oriental Research in Amman, New School for Social Research in New York, Rutgers University, Bufflo University.