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Dr. Justyna Stypińska


Freie Universität Berlin

Osteuropa Institut

Projektleiterin / Project Leader

Dr. Stypińska received her Master degree and PhD in sociology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her doctoral dissertation (defended in 2012) focused on the problem of age discrimination in the labour market in Poland. She completed also postgraduate studies in European Law at the Jagiellonian University, as well as Pedagogical Study for teachers. Her education included also fellowship at the University of Washington, USA and scholarship at the University of Maastricht, Holland.

Her research expertise lies in the issues of work in later life, age discrimination in the labour market, life course analysis, care and work for older adults, inequalities in later life, and intersectionality perspective.

Researcher and expert in various international research project. Among them: COST Action Ageism (funded within the framework of Horizon 2020), “Carers@Work: Between Job and Care: Conflict or Opportunity?” (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation), project “ Equal treatment, the standard of good governance” (funded by Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment ), “IACS – Improving Access to Community‐Based Services for Older People Living at Home” (funded by European Commission), “ASPA: Activating Senior Potential in Ageing Europe” (funded by European Commission), ”CASE – Cities Against Social Exclusion” (funded by European Commission), “Age Discrimination in the labour market in Poland” (funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education).

At the Freie Universität Berlin she has been teaching courses in topics of gender equality, ageing societies, human rights in Eastern Europe, as well as European Societies after enlargement of EU. Previously, she had been teaching various courses in Department of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University (i.e. “Democracy and Minority Rights”, “Contemporary Sociological Theories”, “Gender and Law”), as well in Medical College of Jagiellonian University (“Sociology of medicine”).